Graphic Arts

What will you be able to do?

  • Design and layout graphic materials/publications for PRINT using the latest industry-standard Macintosh-based computer applications
  • Use a computer for typesetting
  • Be able to write headlines and articles creatively
  • Understand proofreading marks
  • Understand typography and its uses in design
  • Understand color theory and its uses in design
  • Screen print textiles and posters
  • Learn the Principals of Design
  • Learn Digital Photography and it's use in print design
  • Produce printing plates using a plate printer
  • Run a sheet-fed printing press
  • Perform bindery operations
  • Run a vinyl cutting machine
  • Produce a physical and digital portfolio of your work

Available Certifications

  • American Screen Printing Association Certified Graphic Artist
  • American Screen Printing Association Certified Screen Printer
  • Dual and Articulated College Credit


  • MilesTShirtsDotCom
  • Ace Sign Company
  • Solution Printing
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Color World of Printing
  • HIP Advertising
  • Henderson's Advertising
  • Secretary of State's office
  • State of Illinois
  • Overnight Sign Company
  • Vinyl It Graphics
  • INKorporated Designs
  • The Vinyl Guy
  • Lilly Sign Company
  • University of Illinois-Springfield
  • St. John's Hospital
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Byers Printing

Employment Opportunities

  • Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
  • Typesetter
  • Illustrator
  • Production Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Photographer
  • Printing Press Operator
  • Printing Equipment Repair
  • Bindery Worker
  • Sign Maker
  • Screen Printer

Hands-On Curriculum

  • Graphic Arts designing on a computer
  • Graphic Arts running a printing press
  • Graphic arts screen printing posters
  • Graphic Arts shooting a product in a light box
  • Graphic Arts screen printing a six color shirt