COVID-19 Update: On-site face-to-face credit classes and labs will be held as shown in the 2020 Fall Class Schedule. The first day of the Fall Semester is Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

Apply To Graphic Design Media Arts

  • The next program intake of 24 students will be for the Fall 2020 semester. Applications will be accepted between April 30, 2020-June 1, 2020. Acceptance to the program is based on a selection process. Review the advising sheet for all application requirements

    Step One: Application
    Complete your online application to Southeast Community College.

    Step Two: Math and Reading/English Placement Score
    We accept the ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or the Next Generation Accuplacer test. SCC uses the reading score for English course placement. Reading scores must be from within the last 5 years and math scores must be from within the last 3 years.

    • If you have taken college courses in the areas of math and English, please have an official transcript sent electronically through your previous college and our Testing Center can review.
    • If you do not have any of the above, you can take the Next Generation Accuplacer test through our Testing Center. Due to recommended health and safety measures as a result of COVID-19, SCC Testing Centers, along with all SCC locations, are currently closed. Once the College has reopened, please contact our Testing Center at 402-437-2715 to make an appointment.
    • If you have recently taken the ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or the Next Generation Accuplacer tests and have access to your scores, please send us your scores. We will accept a copy or picture of the scores. Please make sure your name and test date are printed on the page.

    Step Three: Visual Awareness Assessment
    Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, as of April 23, the decision has been made to waive the Visual Awareness and Communication Assessment requirement. For students that have already completed the Visual Awareness and Communication Assessment, please know that it will not be considered as part of the review of your application.

    Step Four: Prepare Your Portfolio
    Submit a maximum of six (6) examples of your creative art work to the GDMA Applications Drop Box during the application period. The drop box link will be sent to you once an application for the GDMA program has been received. The GDMA program will be looking for students who have an eye for and who can understand and communicate a message visually. Portfolio examples should include still life or other pencil drawings. The portfolio can also include digital art, design work, paintings, and photography that showcase an understanding of: Composition, Texture, Depth, Line, Light, Patters/Shape, and Vantage Point.

    Step Five: Orientation
    GD|MA instructors will be reviewing each applicant’s Visual Awareness Assessment and portfolio against a rubric. GD|MA will accept the top 20 scoring candidates who meet all other program and college requirements. Applicants will be notified in May, 2020 if they have been accepted into the GD|MA program. Once applicants have been accepted into the program, they will need to attend a college New Student Orientation and a GD|MA program orientation to secure their seat in program. Students who fail to attend orientations will be dropped from the program and will need to reapply for the next available start date.