Communication Design


Communication Design professionals—graphic designers, web designers, and videographers—create powerful visual concepts using computer software and other equipment to inspire, inform, and connect with consumers. If you're the creative, problem-solving type who enjoys experimenting with color, typography, and new techniques in the latest photo editor, Communication Design may be for you.

ECC's Communication Design Department encompasses two visual disciplines: Graphic Design (incorporating Web Design) and Videography. Experience hands-on learning in small classes using the same technology professionals use in the field. Exceptional, industry-seasoned faculty guide you as you learn best practices, techniques, and trends through real-world simulated projects while you build your portfolio, so you'll be prepared for an exciting career when you've completed your coursework—looking for even more experience? Join the Spartan Design Club to work on design projects for real clients!

Jumpstart your new career and enhance your earning potential by completing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design or Videography. If you're seeking an existing degree or master new skills to gain a competitive edge in today's marketplace, certificates are offered for the Adobe Creative Suite, Internet Design, or Videography. You can even pursue an Associate in Arts degree that includes electives in Communication Design to transfer to a four-year college or university.

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Getting a job in Graphic Design

Are you thinking about starting a career as a digital designer, graphic designer, or web developer? The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that careers in graphic design are projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than average for all occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Web Developers and Digital Designers, (accessed December 21, 2021). See details about the salary and job opportunities for a degree in graphic design on the ECC Career Coach site.

Program Highlights

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Associate of Applied Science

Basic Certificate

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Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer, or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.

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Earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree or certification in videography, web design, or Adobe Creative Suite certification can set your career in motion.

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