For over twenty years, the Communication Design department (formerly Applied Graphic Design Technology) at Collin has offered industry-standard education in the creative service fields of animation, digital video, graphic design, web and interactive design. All full-time faculty members have industry experience and all associate faculty members are practicing professionals. Current industry practices and standards are a central component of classroom instruction. There is an elective option for the most diligent students to earn credit through local industry internships. Guest speakers from industry are featured on an ongoing basis.
This program's overall emphasis is on traditional graphic design and art direction concepts applied to technical skills for print and web media. The Print Track focuses on strong concept development skills and production techniques in print and other media. The Web Track focuses on website development, web animation and interactive media. Both tracks prepare students for careers in advertising, commercial art and visual communication.
Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program.
AAS – Graphic Design
Certificate – Graphic Design