Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Central Lakes College, Staples


Graphic Design - Media Technologies

Central Lakes College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 31
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who is trained to conceive, plan, and execute a design that communicates a direct message in an imaginative and visually arresting manner to an audience regardless of the medium. Effective visual communication requires a graphic designer to communicate ideas and information that will be both noticed and will motivate a viewer. To do so, the graphic designer develops a concept and a visual/verbal means to present it. Ideas are generated through a design process in which graphic designers research, organize, and interpret the information, define the objectives, originate ideas, and create new visual forms. New and constantly evolving computer and communication technologies further challenge the role of the graphic designer in creating imaginative and clear messages for vastly different audiences using the best media: print, photography, packaging, logos, publications, the Internet, film, television, 3D Modeling, animation; these are our tools.

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