MANCHESTER, Conn. (October 13, 2020) – Manchester Community College will hold free information sessions for students interested in exploring the field of graphic design. Sessions will be held Wednesday, October 28 and Wednesday, November 25, each from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The sessions will be held online. For details on the session and to join via WebEx, visit www.manchestercc.edu/info.
MCC’s graphic design curriculum incorporates professional-level software to train students on the same technology they will be using in the workplace. While learning design concepts, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary, students will gain a combination of computer skills as well as traditional art and creative skills. In addition, they have the opportunity to take part in co-op placements where they can pick up real-world experience along with academic credits.
Prospective students do not need to submit a portfolio for review to enroll in any of these programs.
A few examples of career opportunities that these programs can help launch an MCC graduate into are art director, brand manager, illustrator, production artist, social media designer, typographer, UI/UX designer and web designer. Many of the technician-level jobs in these areas are among the state’s fastest growing occupations requiring an associate degree, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.
For more information, visit www.manchestercc.edu/design.
Applications for students beginning in the Spring 2021 semester are being accepted online. Visit www.manchestercc.edu/enrollment to apply to MCC.