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Graphic Design and Communications

Harness your creativity to create the images and figures that put a face on companies, organizations, and ideas

Note: As we continue to monitor and adjust our schedule due to COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee to adult students immediate placement into a program. There is a waitlist for those who are not immediately placed.

Whether you just like creating or there is an artist inside of you waiting for an outlet, Graphic Communications has a career path for you. As a graphic designer, you will identify and create design solutions that have a high visual impact on audiences and would-be customers.

Learn fundamental skills in image creation and management procedures. Digital photography and marketing is also taught to expand students' skill sets and provide them with a well-rounded look at the graphic communications field.

Students learn what work is like for an independent artist or as a designer working in a whole team. 

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Employment Opportunities

Printing companies, photography studios, public relations/marketing firms, advertising companies, large companies with internal graphic departments, self-employment

Success Stories

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Chris Elliott

Graphic Communication graduate Graphic designer for a local tv station

"The job I have now, I don't think it's anything I would have applied for previous to my experience in Francis Tuttle. I don't know if I would have felt confident in my abilities."

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Charlotte Mathison

Graphic Designer, Green Rhino Graphix Graphic Communications Graduate

"My favorite part is seeing the finished product. Getting a customer who knows what they want, getting them what they want, getting that finished product and then going out to see it."

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About this Occupation

Work often occurs under firm deadlines, so graphic artists must have strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to produce high quality work under pressure. In addition, for success in this field, graphic artists must have strong computer, reading, math, problem solving, proofreading, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish rapport with customers. Artistic ability, creativity, and willingness to be a lifelong learner are also beneficial characteristics of the graphic artist.

$54,680

Average salary for a Graphic Designer, calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2018

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Liz Dinkins

Graphic Design and Communication

Liz Dinkins is the Graphic Design and Communication instructor at the Rockwell Campus.