Graphic Designers are problem solvers that work with illustrators, copywriters, photographers, and other creative people to combine word & image, magazine layouts, electronic publications, product labels and packaging, brand/logo identities, websites, billboards, books, posters, advertisements, and more.
Our faculty—all of whom are practicing, industry professionals—work closely with students to develop and cultivate a deep understanding of the design process from concept to execution to production. We teach graphic design principles and practices alongside industry-standard software and apply it to practical, real-world design problems.
Our students come to the program with an interest in a creative field, passion, inspiration, and willingness to learn and leave with computer skills, the ability to sketch and concept, a passion for typography, a developed eye, and a professional resume and portfolio that shows it all off. They go on to work in advertising agencies, publication, design firms, marketing and public relations companies, and become freelancers.
Interested in a career in Graphic Design?
If you’re thinking about studying Graphic Design, consider Washtenaw Community College. We have both a Certificate in Graphic Design and an Associate Degree, and have transfer agreements to College of Creative Studies (CCS), Eastern Michigan University and Savannah College of Art and Design.