Graphic Design

Welcome! The degrees offered through the Graphic Design program are structured to equip students with a solid foundation in technical skills and graphic design concepts and practices. The focus is on teaching traditional art skills and creative processes with an emphasis on the computer as a production and composing tool. 

Course work has been developed to engage students in the design process, practice hands-on skill-building techniques and create real-world graphic solutions. Additionally, the college’s state-of-the-art design and computer labs provide students with an environment to use current, professional-level software that lets them train on the same technologies they will encounter in the workplace.

Some of the benefits of attending Manchester Community College to study graphic design include: 

  • MCC was the first college in Connecticut to offer an associate in arts degree focused on digital media, and it remains a  leader in design and digital arts education.
  • There are no requirements (nor a portfolio review) necessary for entry into any of the degree programs. 
  • Students have the opportunity to apply for co-op placements where they can gain both real-world experience and academic credits.

Degree Programs – View the Program Curriculum

View a Sample of Our Students’ Work

Career Information 

Learn about a career in Graphic Design. 


Maura O’Connor, Professor