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Graphics

Graphic Design at Allan Hancock College:  Learn how to plan and execute the design of visual communications using digital tools in creative ways.

Students can participate in the entire design experience at Hancock, from design fundamentals and digital Illustration and publishing to typography and 3D modeling. Courses are appropriate for students who want to build skills to get entry level-jobs in the Graphic Design and Digital Media industries or who plan to transfer to a university. Students in the Graphic Design program can earn an Associate Degree or Certificate in Graphic Design. Graduates earning the Graphic Design degree are prepared for upper division courses and may choose to transfer to universities that have strong design programs including: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California State University San Jose, California State University Long Beach, or California State University Fullerton.


The program maintains a state-of-the-art graphics studio equipped with iMac computers, Cintiq monitors, large format ink jet printers, 3D printers and a digital press. The program has a separate lecture space equipped with professional mat cutters, traditional tools for developing hand-crafting skills, portfolio development and package design mock-ups. Hancock’s Graphic Design program has graduates that are employed as designers in local print shops and 3D modeling companies, large corporations like LinkedIn or as self-employed freelance designers and illustrators.

 

Click on the links below for detailed degree information.

APPLIED DESIGN: GRAPHICs A.S. DEGREE INFORMATION & SUGGESTED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

APPLIED DESIGN: GRAPHICS A.S. DEGREE INFORMATION & SUGGESTED SEQUENCE OF COURSES SPANISH

 

Further your career with Applied Design/Media Certificate Options:

There are 4 new certificate options in the Applied Design/Media programs to provide you with a variety of choices in choosing a specialty:.

  • Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement
  • Multimedia Certificate of Achievement
  • Animation Certificate of Achievement
  • Web Design Certificate of Achievement

Our curriculum is designed to be flexible if you are already in the workforce and are looking to supplement your knowledge for promotion or advancement, we have courses for you. Each of our certificates is unique. Your training can vary from developing skills to mastering industry specific software. Whichever certificate you choose, your training will include comprehensive hands-on learning from experienced instructors who have a commitment to providing students with a useful and applicable education.

LOCATION

Applied Design/Media Classrooms and Studios, Building O
Nancy Jo Ward, Professor of Graphic Design |  Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3444

HOURS*

Fall/Spring: 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.    |    Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer:  closed during summer months   |    *schedules vary each semester

Questions? Email: nward@hancockcollege.edu

 

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