Visual Communications Specialist Option

Graphic Design and Digital Communications Specialist

Be a creator

Do you have a flair for creativity? Do you think of yourself as ‘techy’? Then our Graphic Design and Digital Communications Specialist option just might be for you. As a student, you’ll learn the skills needed to work in a fast-paced, creative environment. Graphic Design and Digital Communications Specialist students will work with illustration, image manipulation and compositing, video, animation, and other editing programs that give them an edge in the world of web development, graphic design, and multimedia production. Graphic Design and Digital Communications Specialist students also spend a significant amount of time learning traditional art principles and photography tools and techniques that can be integrated into future design projects

What can I expect?

Businesses everywhere need media creators to develop the most up-to-date graphics, product and service promotions, social media marketing material and communication creations. At Lake Area Tech, expect a solid foundation in graphics, multimedia production, animation, visual FX, web development and database design, networking, hardware and more to prepare you for your dream career.  During this 18-month program, you will spend around 80% of your time working on projects and you’ll also gain real-world experience during your 240-hour internship. Job opportunities are waiting for you in design studios, advertising and marketing agencies, newspapers, magazine and book publishers, and even interactive media and web design firms. Let us help you get there!

Looking Ahead

Our graduates have the opportunity to take advantage of a 2+2 articulation agreement with Mount Marty College. “2+2” means that when a student graduates with a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in CIS, they can transition straight into two years of Mount Marty classes and receive a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Business.

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