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  • Media Communications; Graphic Design
  • Contact Us

    Department Chair
    Shawna Shoaf
    San Juan Building
    Room 223

  • Did You Know?

    Media Communications students and working professionals can benefit from a series of certificates that relate to creative communications, digital video editing, web design, broadcasting or design. Inquire with the department chair to learn more about these 16+ credit hour certificates.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall & Spring

    Award: AAS, Certificate

    Average Class Size: 20

    Program Length: 5 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day

    Program Locations: Pueblo

    Download Program Guide

  • Career Information

    This program teaches you to use current industry software to design and develop graphic elements which are produced for electronic and print communications. The integrated curriculum includes courses in fine art and design, graphic arts, computer layout and illustration, and small business planning. Courses are taught on both PC and MAC platforms.

    Graphic Designers and related occupations are in high demand. Click the links below to access employment,wage, and career information. (National and state data provided by the US Dept.of Labor)

    Graphic Designers
    Multimedia Artists and Animators
    Advertising and Promotions Managers

    What Will I Learn
    The Graphic Design program prepares you for an entry level career in graphic design and production. Career options range from working for a large corporations, print and sign shops, television and news organization as a digital artist, website design, news, advertising.

    Graphic Design is a highly competitive field and your key to starting a career is developing industry demanded skills and a portfolio to showcase your talents as a layout artist, illustrator and/or website designer. Throughout the program, portfolio development and attaining the best business practices is emphasized with utmost importance.

    Program Specifics
    The curriculum in this program is designed to assist the student in developing a foundation that gradually builds upon skills previously learned. A fall start is recommended, however speak with the Department Chair regarding spring and summer options. Students can pursue an AAS degree or a certificate. To view the curriculum, see the links on this page.

    Our Experienced Faculty
    Learn from Professionals Working in the Field! Instructors are professionals currently working for local media and computer firms, or are entrepreneurs and freelancers. Many instructors have 20+ years experience in related fields, bringing current and real world experience straight into the classroom.


    Next Steps
    Prospective students interested in the Mass Communications courses should begin by filling out a free Admissions Application online or go to the New Student Studio at PCC. Please contact the Department Chair to learn more and confirm your interest in the program.