Wake Tech offers several courses of study in Advertising and Graphic Design. Learners can obtain an Associate in Applied Science, or earn a certificate in a number of areas.
AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A30100)
The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession that emphasizes design, advertising, print production, web design, photography, social media, multimedia and video editing using industry-standard tools.
Students will be trained in the development and design of promotional materials, such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, logos, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography and electronic media. Students will also become familiar with designing and maintaining simple websites using industry best practices.
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores and a variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers and organizations with in-house graphics operations.
Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C30100D)
The curriculum provides instruction on advertising copywriting, advanced graphic design, photographic imaging and social media.
Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C30100E)
The curriculum provides instruction in design basics, graphic design basics and computer design applications.
Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C30100F)
Certificate leads to the creation of an online and physical graphic design portfolio.
Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C30100A)
The Graphics and Design certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the areas of typography and design using industry-standard software.
Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C30100B)
The Web and Graphic Design certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design for print and web. Students will be trained in the use of typography, computer design and web development tools to develop and design for print and web delivery.