Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies: Graphic Design Concentration

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Why Choose Graphic Design?

The Bachelor of Technical Applied Studies degree prepares you for employment as a graphic designer in the print, multimedia, and communication fields. You will gain industry skills for both print and multimedia area including branding, promotional and advertising design, color theory, publication and layout, packaging design, technical illustration, design and science photography, video production, photo editing, graphic animation, motion graphics, and front end web design, HTML/CSS, 3D printing and visualization design. A variety of applied business courses are introduced to our students to strengthen their knowledge of the business environment, service marketing, and leadership strategies to apply in the communication field.


Graduates from this program go on to work as graphic designers in advertising firms, corporation design, promotional marketing, illustration design, production design, art director, model design, print technician, publication, VFX artist, web developing, landscape, medical and industrial technical illustration, photography, business, nonprofits, and much more.

Real-World Experience

We arm you with the knowledge and experiences you need to transition from student to professional. You will gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects.

Classes involve hands-on experience with software including industry standards such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Character Animate, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Maya, Premiere Pro, and HTML/CSS. When you complete the program, you will develop a portfolio of work to showcase design skills and software aptitude when applying for a position in the design field.

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Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies: Graphic Design concentration program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in graphic design.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in graphic design.

Contact Information

Teresa Richter
Coordinator and Lecturer


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