Students engage in hands-on activities with high-tech equipment related to digital imaging, document layout, multimedia, web site development, print and packaging technologies. Students apply creative problem solving while learning about technology and management practices related to the production and distribution of graphic media in its many forms.
The graphic communications industry is one of the 10 largest industries in the United States. It includes more than 50,000 individual businesses distributed throughout all 50 states. These businesses include advertising agencies, marketing communication companies, packaging companies, publishing companies, and printing companies. Close to one million people are employed in this industry and the Chicago area is one of the most dynamic graphics centers in the country, employing thousands of graphic communications workers. Graduates from this program are in high demand.
In order to meet the dynamic needs of the graphic communications industry, the curriculum is continually assessed and modified based on input from industry leaders and graphic communications professionals.
Phone: (309) 438-2665
Location: 215 Turner Hall