OVERVIEW OF GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The Graphics Technology program at Fairmont State University is a program that prepares students for careers in the graphics industry. The bachelor of science degree provides students with a concentration in design theory and proficiency in computer and multimedia technologies that will allow them to enter the profession at a more advanced level.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY
Graduates with the associate degree are qualified for entry level positions to work as Layout Artists, Graphic Design Assistants, or Web Design Technicians.
Graduates with the bachelor of science degree are qualified for entry level positions as Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Creative Directors, Web Designers, Digital Pre-press Technicians, Technical Illustrators, Desktop Publishing Artists, or Production Artists.
Graduates of the four-year program may also pursue further study in animation for careers in commercials, television, video game design, and feature films. The annual median wage for Commercial and Industrial Designers is $56,550.00 and the projected need for this career field is expected to increase during the next 10 years.