The Graphic Design Technology curriculum is a two-year program of study designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment and advancement in the field of graphic design, commercial art, media art, and web graphics. Students receive instruction in the design and execution of publications, packaging, web graphics, illustrations, rendering, logo design, and design principles necessary to produce designs for printed ads, books, posters, billboards, catalogs, brochures, and other forms of visual communications. Upon completion of this program, students have the option to continue building on their education or becoming an in-house designer, designer at an advertising agency, t-shirt designer, illustrator, freelance designer, small-business owner, and/or signage designer or designing for printing companies. Opportunities for students with expertise in graphic design also include government agencies, corporations, and entrepreneurship.
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from Hinds Community College. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college counselor for advisement.