About this Major

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, graphic artists must have strong computer, reading, math, problem solving, proofreading and analytical skills, as well as the ability to communicate and establish a professional relationship with customers. Artistic ability, creativity, and willingness to be a lifelong learner are also beneficial characteristics of the Graphic Artist.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Adobe Certified Associate — 1 certification from the following:

  • Print & Digital Publication using Adobe InDesign
  • Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Rockwell Information Technology

Total Hours Required

480

Length

  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adults students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Design 120 hours
  • Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design with InDesign 120 hours
  • Multimedia & Image Management Techniques with Photoshop 120 hours
  • Vector Graphics 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate- Print & Digital Media Publication using InDesign
  • Adobe Certified Associate- Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate- Graphic Design & Illustration Using Illustrator

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost
Francis Tuttle will cover the cost of one Adobe Certified Associate certification.

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate- Print & Digital Media Publication using InDesign
  • Adobe Certified Associate- Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate- Graphic Design & Illustration Using Illustrator

Tuition & Fees

  • $1,056
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$1,071
Francis Tuttle will cover the cost of one Adobe Certified Associate certification.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate- Print & Digital Media Production using InDesign
  • Adobe Certified Associate- Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate- Graphic Design & Illustration Using Illustrator

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,112
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$2,127
Francis Tuttle will cover the cost of one Adobe Certified Associate certification.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10-$15

per hour

Pass Rate

88%

Positive Placement

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

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

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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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