Graphic Design Program

The Graphic Design A.S. Degree Program provides the first two years of experience for transfer to any higher education institution for careers in Graphic Design. There are many opportunities in Graphic Design careers such as designing logos, posters, packaging, signs, and promotional materials; working on layout for magazines, books, and publications; and creating advertisements.


 Coursework can include: Art History Survey I, Art History Survey II, Computer as Creative Media, 2D Design, Graphic Design I, Digital Art I, Drawing I, Photography I, Typography, Web Design I, Web Design II, Graphic Design II, Digital Art II, Motion Graphics I, Photo Lighting Techniques.

 Program/Degree Options

 Graphic Design, Associate in Science Degree

Program Start Date(s)

 Programs can be started when courses start at the beginning of any semester. Some courses may be offered only once a year. Check the RCTC catalog for course availability by semester. Consult your academic advisor for your program of study.

Career Opportunities/Information

 Graphic Designers combine text and graphics to communicate a message. Most of a Graphic Designer’s day is spent researching needs, sketching solutions, or creating designs for logos, layouts, and environments. They provide solutions to their client’s visual communication problems. Learn more about becoming a Graphic Designer


 Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.  An articulation agreement has been established between Rochester Community and Technical College and Metropolitan State University. As a result, students will be able to transfer the Graphic Design Program as a package.  Students will enter the transfer program earning full credit for RCTC’s two-year degree program.  For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at:

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Gainful Employment

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