Graphic Communication Technology

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Graphic Communication Technology

Develop Deep Graphics Expertise

The Graphic Communication Technology program prepares students for employment in the technical design and production area of the graphic communication industry.

Following an introduction to the graphics industry, the core program develops students practical knowledge and provides hands-on experience with current standards in graphic communication.

Students learn design, layout, image manipulation and illustration principles to applying final graphics used in 2D design, print, web and motion graphics, plus receive extensive experience working on Apple computers using industry standard software from Adobe.

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Paying for your degree may be easier than you think with our financial aid and scholarships. Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year.

Students in this program, full- or part-time, may be eligible to have half of their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant for up to two years!

Graduates of the Graphic Communications Technology program will be able to:

  • Apply problem-solving solutions through the use of  2D and interactive design.
  • Conceptualize visual media projects using imagination and insight.
  • Produce original work that highlights illustrative design, layout and production capabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and utilize the appropriate media type for the development of visual assets.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and act upon written and oral communications both internal (art director/production manager) and external (client).
  • Analyze and evaluate various design styles for proper use for a given design strategy.
  • Employ appropriate time management skills pertinent to design budget.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify client needs and apply the design and production solutions to those needs.

Before acceptance into our program, you'll be required to meet with an advisor. Email to schedule an appointment.

Program Requirements

To get into the Graphic Communication Technology program, you must complete the following, in addition to Kirkwood’s steps to become a student:


What career could this lead to?

Graduates with a Graphic Communication Technology degree can obtain jobs in a variety of different career opportunities.
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Mission Statement

Identify and promote/provide quality skills needed in the visual and interactive community.


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