Communication Design


For more than 25 years, the Communication Design program at Collin has offered exceptional education in the creative service fields of graphic design, art direction, Web design, production art, and user experience design. The program maintains professional-level standards supported by industry-experienced instructors, leading-edge technology and techniques, and collaboration with the industries’ top companies and professionals.


The program’s balanced approach blends theory and technique, ensuring our students’ success now and throughout their careers. We provide students the opportunity to obtain the skills, savvy, and knowledge that will set them up for success in a highly-competitive creative industry, as evidenced by our graduates’ entry into some of the top creative services companies.


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Program Options

As a workforce program at Collin, our awards are designed to prepare students for their respective industries in an efficient format through focused curriculum.  Collin's Communication Design program offers two distinct tracks. 



The Graphic Design track prepares the student for careers in branding, packaging, advertising, commercial art, and visual communication. 



The User Experience (UX) track prepares students to serve in UX roles across an increasing span of industries and applications, developing websites, mobile applications, services, and products.



For additional information on the Communication degrees and certificates at Collin College, as well as the associated course information, please see the Communication Design Program Information page.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should contact that institution for information about which courses will be accepted as transfer credits from Collin College before beginning the Communication Design Program. 


For additional information about the Communication Design program at Collin College, please contact:

Richard LeBlanc, Discipline Lead, Communication Design
Email: | Phone: 971.881.5114

Richard LeBlanc
Discipline Lead/Professor, Communication Design
Plano Campus | Office J-121B
Erin Clark
Professor, Communication Design
Plano Campus | Office J-121C
Ashleigh Cue
Professor, Communication Design
Plano Campus | Office J-246
Melanie Riley
Professor, Communication Design
Plano Campus | Office J-244
Rusty Haggard
Professor, Communication Design
Plano Campus | Office J-121D
Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Affairs and Workforce

Alexis Bohanna
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Workforce/Fine Arts (Communication Design)

Comm Design Faculty