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Graphic Design Project

The Graphic Design (GFX) program teaches students how to produce and present print and digital graphic design work and graphic art in a professional client/designer environment, with a focus on logos, company branding, illustrations, still and motion graphics, and web design.

Students learn the basics of print and web design utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud apps. Students alter images in Photoshop, create images in Illustrator, prepare layouts using InDesign, and create websites in WordPress and Dreamweaver, while developing a sound understanding of design fundamentals.

Students develop an understanding of the principles, techniques and strategies of searching for a job in the industry.

Successful GFX graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and competencies to:

  • Visually communicate concepts and ideas for print and web design
  • Produce and present work acceptable for a professional client/designer environment
  • Create vector artwork by using layers, tracing and freehand illustration, and color and gradients
  • Format and design press-ready pieces with images and typography in Adobe InDesign
  • Design, create, host and maintain a website using basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Brand and represent companies via web and social media
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The Specs Howard Graphic Design program offers students a blended curriculum that mixes online learning with classroom instruction taught by industry professionals.

GFX Students are loaned a MacBook Pro as part of our SHARE program for the duration of their enrollment at the Specs Howard School, and have access to reference materials, computers and A/V resources at the SHS Learning Resource Center.

In addition, Graphic Design students also have access to the school’s Graphic Design matte room, which includes matte supplies and a high-quality color printer, as well as other production supplies.

Learn more about the GFX curriculum.

The disclosure information listed below is regarding the Graphic Design program – On-time Graduation Rates, Median Loan Debt, Placement Rates and Occupational Information.

Program Name: Graphic Design

• This program is designed to be completed in 48 weeks.

• This program will cost $16,950.00 for tuition/fees if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

• Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $11,569.00 of debt.

• The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Michigan

• For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: