Graphic Design and Print

Graphic Design and Print
Wright Braudt

Articulation Agreements:
Dakota County Technical College
Dunwoody College of Technology
Hennepin Technical College
North Hennepin Community College
MN Southern Regional Agreements
9 Credits
9 Credits
18 Credits
2 Credits
Credits vary depending
on participating colleges

The Graphic Design and Print program is designed for any student with an interest in the digital arts. Students in the first year of the program develop a strong design foundation using industry-standard Adobe programs. During the first year of the program, students will have the opportunity to make T-shirts, buttons, car decals, posters and custom screen printed products while gaining the necessary skills to stand out in a post secondary program or jump right into industry opportunity.

Second year students will focus on the skills needed to create a web presence. These students will also have the opportunity to work for real clients who need design work completed. Students will leave the second year of the program with a portfolio, website and professional experience to start a career in design.
Year 1   

Semester 1:

  • Intro. to Design and Color Theory
  • Typography
  • Logo Design
  • Exporting DXF Files & Vinyl Cutting
  • Custom Stickers and Buttons
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Mac OS Overview
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Intro to Screen Printing
  • Intro to Animation

Semester 2:  

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Advertising Layout
  • Printing and Binding Techniques
  • Intro to Web Design
  • Publication Layout
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Industry Application: Job Costing, Design Briefs, Workflow, File Management
Year 2     

Semester 1: 

  • Web Design
  • Advanced Screen Printing
  • Client Assignments and Internships
  • Marketing
  • Portfolio Building

Semester 2: 

  • Mobile Development
  • Animation
  • Personal Website Building
  • Social Media Presence
  • Client Assignments and Internships
  • Portfolio Building
Students may enroll at any time.

Students are required to supply a 1" 3-ring binder and a 4GB flash drive.