Bachelor of Science Degree, Visual Arts Major
See also Studio Art
Using computers to communicate creatively
Today’s graphic designers use their skills to help develop a wide variety of graphic media for products and services such as books, magazines, clothing, packaging, posters, websites, logos, and much more. With PCC’s graphic design concentration, students learn proven design principles and techniques that can be applied to nearly any venue.
Commercial advertising/graphic design firms, businesses, and Christian ministries need creative and efficient designers who can produce clear, visual communication using advanced technology. With abundant hands-on instruction, students begin by developing fundamental drawing and design skills using traditional media, while also learning essential computer application skills using Apple iMac computers and Adobe Creative Cloud software. Advanced training in creative problem solving, as well as two semesters each of web design and multimedia production, helps fully prepare students to design practical, useful solutions to common graphic problems.
The program includes internships in the field and courses to develop digital portfolios and self-promotional materials for potential employers. With the senior portfolio exhibit, students complete the program and showcase their best work.
The experience and knowledge that I gained at PCC helped prepare me for the challenges of the graphic design field. Along with instilling within me a strong work ethic, PCC provided the foundation on which I could build a successful career.
—Shane W. (’93 grad) Graphic Arts
Specialist, Russell Printing & Design (AL)