Graphic Design Media


About This Program

The Graphic Design Media program, located on the Eveleth campus and to remote learners, offers students access to cutting-edge technology that prepares them for a career in creative communications. Consumers are bombarded each day with up to 10,000 marketing messages—this includes the photos, graphics, and videos seen in social media to television programming, and your favorite streaming sources. These messages, videos, graphics, and photos are all things you will learn how to create in this program.

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Degrees & Credits

A.A.S. Degree (73 credits)

Diploma (64 credits)

Mesabi Range - Eveleth

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Program Features

Flexible Options

This program has two delivery methods: face-to-face on campus or remotely via Zoom. Regardless of location, course delivery is synchronous, which means that all students are required to be present Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

What You'll Learn

All students benefit from learning how to manage professional-level software to build a robust portfolio that includes video and design for both print and digital platforms.

Students have the opportunity to earn their diploma or an A.A.S degree and transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.


Career growth in visual communications is strong as more and more businesses, industry partners, and educational institutions rely on professional materials to help educate, entertain, persuade, and inform the public. Graduates of this program have found industry careers as graphic designers, art directors, creative directors, videographers, photographers, social media, end-user experience, pre-media, pre-press, print management, account management, marketing, and freelance.

Meet the Faculty

Paul Mclaughlin

Graphic Design Media Instructor

Claudia Dube

Graphic Design Media Instructor

Kayt Dowling

Graphic Design Media Instructor

Meet Our Alumni

Roger Rhodes

Graphic Design Media

Minnesota North - Mesabi Range and Bemidji State University

“I took some time off after high school and then decided to go for the Graphic Design program at Mesabi Range Campus-Minnesota North. I was excited to be able to play football and baseball. I am a first-generation college student.
The faculty and staff at Mesabi Range made a huge impact on my life. I owe Tom Inforzato and Chris Vito big time for getting me to where I am. I am so grateful for everything they did for me. I liked the small class sizes, the teachers got to know all of us. I’ve had friends go to bigger schools, and they felt like they were more of a number.
Within the program, I learned about web design, photoshop, illustration, videos and video editing. I created a portfolio of my work and I got to job shadow at Pearson Printing. The program was a great experience – especially getting to use my creativity. I then transferred to Bemidji State and achieved a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design.
We had a very successful football season and even got to compete at the Red Grange Bowl – this is my favorite college memory. We were 1 of 18 teams in the country, 1 of 2 from Minnesota, that were invited to play. My baseball team surprised me with a ticket to Florida so I could go to spring training. It was one of the most fun weeks of my life. We were really connected and a tight group.
You can meet so many people and make a lot of friends. If you ask for help there, you will get it. You only live once. You will miss college a lot more than you missed high school. Take advantage of it. Take every opportunity to get involved.”

Kayla Rosati

Graphic Design Media

Minnesota North - Mesabi Range and UMD

Education and Experience

Graphic Design AA. And Bachelor’s Degree from UMD 

Current Employer

WA Fisher – Virginia, MN 


Graphic Designer 

Favorite College Memory

Field trip days! 

Your Advice to New Students

Absorb everything you can and don’t limit yourself to only areas that you’re interested in. Other areas may open a new door, and if not, it will help you become a more well-rounded artist! 

Sully Kosmas

Graphic Design Media & Associate of Arts

Minnesota North - Mesabi Range

Education and Experience

Will transfer to University of Minnesota Duluth and earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design with a studio arts emphasis and a minor in marketing 

Current Employer

Natural Harvest Food Co-op



Favorite College Memory

After giving tours during an open house, our class got together in the editing bay, ordered pizza, and watched awful early 2000s movies together on the big screen. 

Your Advice to New Students

Find your community, use your calendar, and get a to-do–list. 

Additional Information


Art directors, graphic designers, SFX, animators, web designers, UX designers, film and video editors and camera operators require a bachelor’s degree. 

Bemidji State University – Graphic Design, Studio Arts, Exhibit Design 

University of MN – Duluth – Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Marketing 

MCAD – Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Graphic Design