Design your future! As a graphic design specialist you’ll use your creative side to become a communications specialist who speaks in images rather than words. This program will teach you how to create computer-generated graphics and apply them to traditional print pieces, web design and animation. In this program you’ll also learn advanced digital photography techniques as well as copyright basics to protect your creations. The program also includes electronic marketing strategies to help you promote your work. Upon completion of this program you’ll have the foundation needed to test for Adobe Print Specialist, Adobe Certified Associate and/or Certified Internet Webmaster industry certifications.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Advanced Design Techniques
Career Major Capstone
Design Tools and Electronic Marketing Strategies
Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
Digital Editing and Production Photography
Fundamentals of Technology
Multimedia & Image Management Techniques
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).