Graphic Design - Program Overview

Graphic Design Education


The Graphic Design program — formerly Graphic Communications — at Hawkeye Community College provides students with an education in print publication design and web design. We train our students to utilize the leading graphic design software and latest web design technologies.

WE DO  Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Light Room Adobe Bridge Adobe Acrobat Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Muse Adobe Edge Reflow WordPressHTML5CSS3Adobe Edge Animate Adobe After Effects Adobe Premier Adobe After Effects

Students are provided with experience in design and layout, typography, desktop publishing, illustration, photo editing, photo shoot direction, pre-press production processes, interactive multimedia, motion graphics and animation for web, and web design and development.

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.
-Milton Glaser

Curriculum Different By Design

To address shortcomings in traditional higher education and to meet industry demand, faculty from the Graphic Design program met with educators and industry employers from across the state of Iowa to design a curriculum that better prepares students for graphic design and web design careers.

Our curriculum merges academic rigor, exposure to current technologies, and applicable experiences through an active project-based curriculum.

Learning by Doing

The mission of the Graphic Communications program is to provide students with a visual art education that is rich in ideas and is current in industry best practices.

Our philosophy is simple: the best way to learn something, is to do it. We prepare you for the rigors of working in the print design and web design industry by teaching cutting edge technologies in a hands-on format.

Learning by Doing

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