Graphic Communications

Program Number: 10-204-3
School Year: 2021-2022
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Combine your passion for art and technology and turn it into a career with an associate degree in graphic communications at Moraine Park Technical College. 

About the Program

Graphic design is art with a purpose. Students in the Graphic Communications program combine art and creativity with computer skills to convey information in print, online or digital environments. Students learn to combine modern technologies with traditional design concepts, theories and techniques in a wide variety of design projects.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Graphic Communications associate degree program explore illustration, typography, electronic publication, social media video, digital photography and advertising. Students learn how to work with a client and experience the production process hands-on, from concept through completion. 

Graduates of the program are proficient in design software, tools and technology. 

In their final semester, graphic communications students show off their favorite work to friends, family and prospective employers during the “Portfolio Showcase” event. 

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
103-170 Beginning Photoshop 2
103-174 InDesign 2
111-101 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
204-112 Design Fundamentals 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 College 101 2
Total 16
Semester 2
104-133 Social Video Creation 3
152-107 Graphics for the Web 2
204-102 Vector Illustration 1 2
204-105 Designing for Mobile Platforms 3
204-111 Typography 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
Total 16
Semester 3
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
204-100 Image Editing 2
204-134 Design Production and Planning 1 3
204-144 Vector Illustration 2 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 17
Semester 4
204-116 Identity Design and Branding 3
204-168 Design Production and Planning 2: Digital Output 3
204-181 Prepress Process Color 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
Total Credits 64