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  • Visual Communications Technologies

    Delivery: A mix of daytime and evening courses.
    Start: Fall or Spring: Full- or Part-Time.
     

    • Graphic Design (VCT) — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
    • Graphic Design (VCT) — Diploma (48 credits)

     

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About the Program

In the Graphic Design AAS degree, students will work with a creative process to develop ideas, use the technologies to develop those ideas into commercial projects, and through those, inform and influence specific audiences. The field includes corporate identity, packaging, publishing, advertising, signage, and information graphics.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Graphic Designers *

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

Graphic Designers *
Average Wage: $27.68/hour
Top Earners: $40.06/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.mnscu.edu

Learning Outcomes

Graphic Design (VCT) - Diploma 48 credits

  • Demonstrate industry standard effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Generate communication solutions for business needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology in the area of Graphic Design.
  • Prepare and demonstrate a portfolio at the annual VCT Program Portfolio Show.

Graphic Design (VCT) - AAS Degree 60 credits

  • Demonstrate industry standard effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Generate communication solutions for business needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology in the area of Graphic Design.
  • Prepare and demonstrate a portfolio at the annual VCT Program Portfolio Show.