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Communication Design

If you’re creative with an eye for design and possess strong problem-solving and brainstorming skills, a career in graphic design could be an option for you. Graphic designers prepare artwork for many purposes, from video game design to web animation or print media. The designer's process is a fascinating one. It involves analyzing, conceptualizing and developing ideas that are "outside the box" to address client needs and market to a target audience in a visually compelling way.


Our accredited program provides students with a balanced curriculum that combines a solid foundation in the elements and principles of design, editorial design layout, typographic design, photography, web design, 3D computer animation and motion graphics with real-world, hands-on projects that address current industry trends and needs in a learning-intensive atmosphere. If you're looking to become part of a fast-paced, ever-changing industry, our program will equip you with the training and skills you need to begin a successful graphic design career.

View NCC student portfolios at art.northampton.edu

Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 68
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

The Communication Design program will assist you in developing the creative, conceptual and technical skills necessary to meet the challenge of digital, print, and social media marketplaces and will offer the opportunity to gain employment in the field, or to transfer to a four-year institution. You'll be prepared to work within the social networking world of Twitter and Facebook; you'll know how to launch ideas and apps through smart phones and tablets.

The program offers students an opportunity to select a 'specialized track' in their second year of studies - either Print/Web or New Media.

Semesters: 4
Credits: 65
Program Map: Download PDF
Program Details: View More Information
Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

The Communication Design program will assist you in developing the creative, conceptual and technical skills necessary to meet the challenge of digital, print, and social media marketplaces and will offer the opportunity to gain employment in the field, or to transfer to a four-year institution. You'll be prepared to work within the social networking world of Twitter and Facebook; you'll know how to launch ideas and apps through smart phones and tablets.

The program offers students an opportunity to select a 'specialized track' in their second year of studies - either Print/Web or New Media.

 

Program Information

Communication Design students display their creative designs in Communications Hall and on the NCC Art Department website.

A portfolio review is the capstone experience in the Communication Design program. During this portfolio review, students have an opportunity to showcase their digital portfolios to professionals in the communication design industry in the Lehigh Valley.

 

Career Opportunities

Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They help to make an organization recognizable by selecting color, images, or logo designs that represent a particular idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions. Most of these workers are employed in specialized design services, publishing, or advertising, public relations and related services.

According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics ( bls.gov), employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent by 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

As an undergraduate or graduate of the Northampton Community College graphic design program, you'll have access to our career services to kick-start your professional career - it's never too early!

Future Career Paths

  • Assistant Art Director
  • Newspaper/Magazine layout
  • Pre-Press Technician
  • Web Designer
  • Computer Graphic Artist
  • Package Design
  • Illustrator
  • Corporate Communications Designer

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