Graphic Design

  • Program Description

    Wouldn’t it be exciting to make a career out of capturing people’s attention using your visual creativity? Via magazines, brochures, posters, signs, online ads, and countless other medium, businesses rely on Graphic Designers to increase consumer awareness and positive branding of their products and services; ensuring limitless career opportunities in this exciting field. Bristol-Plymouth’s Graphic Design Program will develop your graphic design skills and prepare you for an exhilarating career centered on creating memorable, impactful visual messages that accentuate consumer awareness and brand recognition. From initial design to page layout to printing, you’ll be taught all facets of the industry using industry-standard equipment, including the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite software, state-of-the-art computer- to-plate equipment, a wide format printing machine, and the newest digital on-demand printing. Upon graduating, you’ll be empowered with the skills necessary to create impactful visual messages and lasting impressions of your client’s products, services, and brands.

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  • Instructed Areas

    • Layout and Design
    • Copy Preparation/Typesetting
    • Safety Procedures
    • Quick-Copy Functions
    • Screen Printing
    • Pad Printing
    • Electronic Pre-Press
    • Computer-to-Plate Technology
    • Use of Printing Presses
    • Bindery Operations
    • Digital Printing
    • Vinyl Signage and Lettering

    Program of Study

    Freshman through Senior Year: Through this four-year program students will  be engaged in project based and live jobs covering all aspects and processes of the printing industry. Students will learn how to use the industry standard software programs in Adobe Creative Suite:

    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Acrobat Professional

    They will also work on state-of-the-art equipment:

    • Wide Format Printing
    • Pad Printing
    • Newest Digital On-Demand Printing
    • Computer-to-Plate Equipment

    Career Opportunities

    Printing continues to be one of the world’s largest industries. With technology constantly evolving, employment opportunities are increasing within the industry for all skill levels and interests. Some students go on to college to expand their expertise in art, design, production and business management.

    • Typesetter
    • Copy Preparation Expert
    • Bindery and Finishing Specialist
    • Graphic Artist
    • Screen Printer
    • Digital Press Operator
    • Design and Layout Specialist
    • Offset Press Operator
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Print Shop Supervisor
    • Vinyl Signage and Graphics Designer
    • Pad Printing Operator

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