What do Graphic Designers Do?
- Create special effects, animation, game design, video or other electronic media.
- Prepare graphics and design layouts for magazines, packaging and advertising.
- Weave text and graphics for internet ready formats, upload websites and manage electronic publishing technologies.
- Dynamic curriculum
- Focused on industry needs
- Innovative - responsive to changing technology
- Skills learned are easily transferred in the Art Department among multiple forms of media and toward other design disciplines.
- Instructors inspire students through creative and forward thinking.
- Transfer program option
- Faculty has recent industry internship experience
About the program:
- Encourages your creativity
- Promotes your ability to generate fresh ideas.
- Provides you the opportunity to use software to generate eye-catching media concepts and products
- Offers you the chance to blend art and technology skills that will take you far into the future.
What kinds of careers are Barton graduates performing?
- In house design work for training simulations on behalf of major corporations, ad composition for advertising agencies, page layout for a major sports team, web page design for local businesses, event design, quick print shops, sign shops, newspapers, full service commercial print shops, and in house graphics management.
- Graphic Designers can expect to earn between $30,600 and $53,310 annually Source: Kansas Career Pipeline
- Growth potential:
- Expected to grow approximately 10 percent due to the expansion of the video entertainment market, including television, movies, video, and made-for-Internet outlets
- Demand for graphic design continues to increase from advertisers, publishers, and computer design firms
Source: US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, 08/09