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Apply for a Choose Ohio First Scholarship

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship has been established and is funded by the State of Ohio.  Its purpose is to help increase the number of Ohioans trained in science and technology disciplines.

The application deadline for Fall semester has passed. The Spring application will be added when available.

graphic design

Career Outlook

Rapid growth is expected in this area. New technologies and the Internet will continue to fuel growth in this field for the foreseeable future

Qualities Needed to Work in This Field

Students in this major:

  • Need to be detail oriented
  • Need to like working at the computer
  • Need to be a good communicators
  • Need to be a creative problem solvers
What You Will Learn

This degree provides cross-training in print advertising, electronic publishing, video production, and web page building. Students will learn to apply technology to assemble graphics, text and media to communicate a message.

Students are provided a balance of design theory and technical production. The goal is to give students the ability to foster creative ideas as well as produce final work.

Although a variety of visual communications media are studied, there is also an opportunity to specialize in one area.

  • Graphic Design Major
    The Graphic Design Major is more specific to graphic design for print and electronic publishing skills. Classwork focuses on page design, typography, digital image manipulation, printing, and electronic publishing.
  • Video Production Major
    The Video Production Major focuses on producing, writing, directing, performing for media, equipment operation, audio design and production for video, editing, motion graphics and basic animation for video.
  • Web Design ATS
    The Web Design Track focuses on dynamic web page scripting, CSS styling, handling database communication, and web site management.

Graduates in Visual Communications Media & Technology will find employment and freelance opportunities in service businesses like advertising agencies, multimedia companies and printing companies, as well as in the marketing/ public relations and communications departments of corporations.

NC State has transfer agreements with the University of Findlay and Bowling Green State University.

Local Job Growth
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job growth over the next 5 years.


Entry-Level Salary
Data provided by our Career Coach website.



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Potential Job Titles
  • Graphic Designer
  • e-Publishing Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Prepress Technician
  • Photographer
  • Retouch Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Interactive Designer


Related Bachelor's Degrees

Bowling Green State University

  • Digital Media
  • Fine Art

Franklin Univeristy

University of Findlay

  • Fine Art



This program is a participant in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program.




Prior to entering this program students must have mastery of the computer skills presented in:

Computer Literacy Assessment and Keyboard Assessment


Matthew Cupach
Lynn Damberger


Note: This degree was formerly known as Digital Media Technology.




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