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Graphic Design - Program Details

In this program, you will learn how to understand, change, and manage design elements. This includes learning about color, composition, and typography to create your original designs. You will also learn about the use of computers in design for file management, image manipulation, and digital illustration.

Hands-On Learning

In your classes in the graphic design program at Mt. Hood Community College, you will work hands-on. You will use our high-tech Mac labs and the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software, production tools, and color printers.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Collaborate effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize industry-standard technology.
  • Use effective oral and written communication.
  • Access and analyze information.
  • Demonstrate curiosity and imagination.

Courses and Curriculum

The degree program will take 94-95 total credits to complete. The graphic design digital assistant certificate will take 39 credits to complete. Most general education requirements can be completed in any term. If you are working toward your certificate, you can continue into a second year to earn your degree, where you will develop more advanced skills to prepare you for a career.

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Your Future in Graphic Design

With a degree in graphic design, you will be able to design publications, assist with marketing and promotions, and work as a freelance designer, production artist, publication designer, or junior designer. With a certificate, you are prepared to work as a production artist in entry-level positions.

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