Applied Graphic Communication Program
The Applied Graphic Communication major is for students seeking foundational skills appropriate for further study in the design field or for employment in areas of design support.
Graphic Communication is a professional field encompassing a broad range of design formats for both print and web-based media. Included among these are advertisements, newsletters, brochures, magazines, technical literature, identity and branding systems, package design, web pages and multimedia. Students in the Applied Graphic Communication programs participate in small classes with considerable personal attention and direction from faculty. Art and design classes are taught in well-equipped studio facilities and labs using industry-standard computers and software.
Students who succeed in the Applied Graphic Communication program are creative thinkers who solve problems visually. They enjoy the process of developing multiple solutions to given design problems through research and experimentation, and they demonstrate a willingness to work hard, follow directions and meet deadlines.
The Applied Graphic Communication program may be completed full time in either two or three years. Students should meet with an academic advisor regularly to ensure that they take courses in the correct sequence and that they meet prerequisites. Read about the program's laptop requirement for incoming students.
Where It Will Take You
Graduates of this major have strong foundational skills appropriate for further study in the design field or for employment in areas of design support. They may seek employment in a variety of professional settings requiring design support including advertising agencies, printing companies, in-house art departments, or other areas of communications and public relations.
Students who complete the Applied Graphic Communications program will be qualified for entry-level design and creative support positions.
Generally, these positions include: assembly and presentation of comprehensives, electronic file formatting and preparation, electronic pre-press, image manipulation and management, scripting and programming for web design, and computer template design.
Transition Oriented Options
After the first year in the program, students are also able to apply to the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning's Communication Design bachelor's degree program.
Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at UC Blue Ash College.
Students who earn their associate degree in Applied Graphic Communication also qualify for the Applied Administration bachelor's degree program at UC Blue Ash College. Learn about the Bachelor's of Technical and Applied Studies Program.
Art & Visual Communication