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graphic design

graphic design

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.

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.

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
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

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

Local Job Openings
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job openings over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.


Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.



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

Computer Literacy Assessment and Keyboard Assessment



Lynn Damberger


Choose Ohio First LogoStudents enrolled in this program may be eligible for Choose Ohio First scholarships, which encourage the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEM+M).  Students may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year in scholarship funding including lab fees and books. Contact the Financial Aid office at 419-755-4899 for more information.



 *The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.


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