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Graphic Communications Department Overview


Bring Your Passion to Life
In today’s fast-paced, media driven culture, graphic communications is becoming our go-to when it comes to communicating with each other. Whether in business, education, entertainment, government or the non-profit world, graphic communications is utilized in important, impactful ways. As a student in the Graphic Communications program at South Central College, we’ll help you develop your skills to express your passion, your perspective and your ultimate potential.

The SCC Graphic Communications program features a focused curriculum and talented instructors that work in tandem to expertly guide you as you prepare to share your talent for graphic design and print production with an industry responsible for work in magazines and newspapers, advertising, book printing, web design and digital publishing.

In addition to learning the essential elements of graphic design utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium software, the industry standard for professional graphic designers and printers, you’ll gain experience and build proficiency in an actual print production setting. The Print Center at SCC has cutting edge equipment that allows you to gain familiarity with print machinery utilized in the professional print industry.

The Graphic Communications Program Includes Course Work In:

  • Graphic Layout & Design
  • Graphic Productions
  • Web Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Illustration
  • Typography
  • Work Flow Management
  • Print Processes
  • Product Photography

Employment Outlook
While graphic communications jobs in traditional print and production positions will remain constant, the real growth areas of graphic communications will be in providing design services for website and interactive media projects.

Region 2014 Jobs 2019 Jobs % Change Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Income
Regional 323 349 8% $17.19 $35,755
State 6,898 6,877 1% $21.61 $44,949
National 273,227 276,429 1% $20.25 $42,120

Core Competencies

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate principles, elements and planning processes of design when preparing digital layouts.
  2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of digital publishing softwares to produce professional quality work.
  3. Students will be able to clearly articulate production processes of an ever-changing industry.

Department Faculty

Gale Bigbee,   Antwon Key