Graphic design is one of today's fastest-growing fields. Everywhere you look you see the work of graphic designers. So what is Graphic Design? Put simply, it is the combination of type and imagery to communicate a message to an intended audience. Designers are also communication problem solvers that take the messages of their clients and visualize them through imagery. They conceive plans and execute designs with the ultimate goal of informing the viewer and influencing behavior.
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A group of 20 students is accepted into the program every October. Acceptance to the program is based on a selection process. See the advising sheet for all application requirements.Students are required to purchase a laptop meeting program specification prior to their first day of classes.Applicants must attend Newly Declared Registration where they will be walked through the program and the expectations of the program prior to registering for the first quarter of GDMA courses.Must meet college student conduct standards.Must be prepared with assignments, tests, projects, etc.Must be cooperative and willing to work with faculty and other students.Must participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.Must be responsible for program costs such as tuition, fees, books, equipment and supplies.
“When I decided to go back to school and study design, I had my sights set on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I never considered SCC until my advisor told me how incredible SCC’s Graphic Design/Media Arts program is. I am so thankful that I chose this path. This is the program that helped me see myself and my abilities in ways I never expected. The bulk of the program isn’t about memorizing or following along. It’s about learning the core skills and thought processes needed to succeed in the professional design world.”Taylor Stimbert Spring 2017 @ Agent
“I am so glad that I joined the GD|MA program. The skills and knowledge I have gained have seriously surpassed anything I was expecting. It has definitely been the most challenging 18 months of my life, but also the most exciting and fulfilling. We are with the same classmates the entire time, so I feel like I’ve gained a family, too.”Chelsea Honnens Fall 2015 – @ Swanson Russell
“The GD|MA program didn’t just teach me HOW to be a graphic designer, but also what it meant to BE a graphic designer. It’s much more than creating pretty pictures. It’s doing research, solving problems, thinking critically, and communicating a message. With the constant feedback from my instructors, I was able to improve drastically within the short time span of the program. In the end, I graduated with a strong portfolio and solid set of skills in a variety of fields, some of which aren’t even taught in other programs.”Miguel Muniz Fall 2016 – @ Firespring