Students working on an iMacDigital Graphics & Design, B.S.

Graphic communications is a discipline in which information is creatively conveyed visually. This program is for students who have an interest in graphic design using computer technology. Emphasis is on concept development and acquiring the technical skills for visual communication.

You will use your creativity, knowledge of design theory, and technology skills to serve the graphic communication needs of a wide variety of businesses and industry. These include advertising and marketing, in-house design departments, publishing, web design firms, Internet companies and communication graphics.

The bachelor’s degree shares the same foundation of coursework as the associate degree, but includes additional business and communication courses, further portfolio development, and an internship.

Career options

Career opportunities with an associate degree in digital graphics and design include:

  • Print design
  • Website design
  • Advertising
  • Web application design

A Tech success story

Tess Wilkins
B.S., Digital and Graphic Design, 2018

Tess is a freelance graphic designer who has used her creativity to rise to rock-star status within northeast Indiana’s craft brewery environment. In April, she accepted an internship with Fort Wayne’s Hop River Brewing Co. and continued on with the organization after completing the internship to help with marketing strategy, research and design projects. She developed marketing material for the Northern Indiana Beer Trail project, a collaborative effort between 15 northern Indiana brewers to increase awareness of the regional microbrewery scene.

Tess is extremely proud of her internship and the “awesome addition” she gained for her portfolio. She says it’s a great accomplishment, especially when she considers where her college career started. “Getting my bachelor’s degree was something I wasn’t sure was going to happen for me, but Indiana Tech made it happen. I took a lot of communications classes that really raised my self-esteem and my ability to talk to people in professional settings,” she said.

As her confidence grew, specialized teaching led her to think about how the skills she was learning in class would transfer to the professional world. “My course load involved a lot of marketing and advertising classes, which taught me the importance of selling myself to the client,” Tess said.

Moving forward, Tess sees herself working in marketing and continuing to work as a freelance designer.

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This is for students who want a traditional, on-campus college experience.


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