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Graphic Design Media

Overview

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 daily with 5,000 to 10,000 marketing messages—this includes the photos, graphics and videos seen in social media to television programming (commercial breaks included) and your favorite streaming sources. These messages, videos, graphics, and photos were created by people who work in the creative field.

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At-a-Glance

Degrees & Credits

A.A.S. Degree (73 credits)

Diploma (64 credits)

Campus
Mesabi Range - Eveleth

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. Remote option at home with purchase of computer, or by use of equipment at the Rainy River and Hibbing campuses, first come first served basis.

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 AAS degree and transfer to earn a Bachelor’s degree. 

Careers

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 careers in a variety of industries, including: Graphic designer, Art director, Creative director, Videographer, Photographer, Social media, User experience, Premedia, Prepress, Print management, Account management/marketing, and Freelance.

Meet the Faculty

Paul Mclaughlin

Graphic Design Media Instructor

Katie Fredeen

Graphic Design Media Instructor

Meet Our Alumni

Kayla Rosati

Graphic Design AA. And Bachelor’s Degree from UMD

Graphic Design Media

Education and Experience

Graphic Design AA. And Bachelor’s Degree from UMD 

Current Employer

WA Fisher – Virginia, MN 

Position

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

AAS and AA, Minnesota North - Mesabi Range

Graphic Design Media & Associate of Arts

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

Position

Marketing

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

Transferability

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 

U.W Stout – Graphic Communications