Graphics Technology

Overview

Students who choose the Graphics Technology program at Fairmont State University can begin the 2 year program and continue on to earn their 4 year degree.

Instructors emphasize a curriculum that encourages creativity coupled with the development of technical skills. Graphics Technology students need to master both to succeed in the graphics industry.

While the 4 year Graphics Technology program prepares graduates for more advanced professions, students in either Graphics Technology program will be proficient in:

  • Design theory
  • Computer technology
  • Multimedia technology

The curriculum for Graphics Technology includes classes in:

  • 2D and 3D design
  • Photography concepts
  • Image Editing
  • Branding and Identity Design

Career Opportunities

Associate degree graduates can expect to qualify for entry level positions in the Graphics Technology industry like layout artists, graphic design assistants or web design technicians.  Students who want to work in television, video game design and feature films are encouraged to look at graduate schools.  Our Graphics Technology bachelor degree holders can work as:

  • Graphic designers
  • Art directors
  • Creative Directors
  • Web designers
  • Digital pre-press technicians
  • Technical illustrators
  • Desktop publishing artists
  • Production artists