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Graphic Design Technology

Applications for Fall 2023 are currently closed. Applications for Fall 2024 will open on October 1st.

The Graphic Design track educates students in the art and science of visual communication, stressing the professional aspects of design. Students combine technology with aesthetics in the production of typographic and publication design, identity systems, packaging, posters, web graphics, signage and online media advertising. The Graphic Designer combines concepts and facts from the humanities, social sciences and technology while utilizing critical design methodologies in visual problem solving. Upon successful completion of this 64-hour program, an Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded. No major may advance to a higher course in his or her area of studio emphasis (Graphic Design) without earning a grade of “C” or higher in the lower division course. Periodic portfolio reviews determine placement and progression in the program.

  • Offered on the Senatobia campus only

  • Fall enrollment only

How do I get into the Graphic Design Technology program?

  • Complete an Application for Admissions to the college.

  • Complete an Application to the Graphic Design Technology program

  • Have a high school diploma or GED/HISET equivalency on file with the admissions office

  • Must have an ACT subscore of 17 or higher in English or be eligible to take ENG 1113- English Composition I.

  • Have official ACT scores on file with the admissions office

  • Confirm with the admissions office that high school transcript or GED/HISET transcript and all previous college course transcripts have been received in the admissions office

  • Pay any outstanding balances to Northwest MS Community College or any other college

  • Entrance into the program is on a competitive basis. 

  • The Graphic Design program does recommend, but it is not required, to have a laptop capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud software. Mac computers are available for use by the student during lab hours. The computer can be PC or Mac platform. Additional cost are nominal to include; sketchbook, xacto knife, ruler an small consumables.

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