The Graphic Communications program allows students to pursue a career in graphic design for print or web design and interactive media. Students learn to plan, design, and develop visual elements that effectively communicate a clear message through printed publications or online presences.
Students are provided with experience in design and layout, typography, desktop publishing, illustration, image editing, web design and development, motion graphics and animation for web, video production, digital photography, and pre-press production processes.
Graphic Design: Students learn to design and publish ads, brochures, logos, magazine covers, newsletters, packaging, posters, vehicle wraps, and much more.
Web Design: Students learn to design and develop responsive and interactive websites displayed on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.
Hawkeye Community College has articulation agreements with Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, Central College, Mount Mercy University, Upper Iowa University, Loras College, Simpson College, and Wartburg College. Some of these colleges have articulation agreements with the Graphic Communications program and will accept complete or partial degrees, while other colleges evaluate transfer equivalency on a course-by-course basis. For more information, contact a program advisor.
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