Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo
The Graphic Design Career Education Program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa provides students with an education in print publication design and web design. Translate your talent into a future in design.
We train our students to design and develop visual elements that will effectively communicate a clear message through printed publications or online presence.
Publication design formats include annual report, booklet, brochure, leaflet, magazine, newsletter, pamphlet, or any other multi-panel or multi-page print publication.
Web design formats include email-newsletter, mobile app, social media, website, or any other method of delivering dynamic content to a consumer via the Web.
Interactive design formats include augmented reality, data merge, dynamic pdf, mobile media ads, or any other format in which a user interacts with the design.
Generating New Ideas Solving Design Problems
The mission of the Graphic Design program is to provide students with a visual art education that is rich in ideas and is current in industry best practices.
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Form Your Ideas.
Articulate Your Concepts.
Build Your Skill Sets.
Launch Your Career.
Our philosophy is simple: the best way to learn something, is to do it. We prepare you for the rigors of working in the print design and web design industry by teaching cutting edge technologies in a hands-on format.
Graphic Design career education program curriculum merges academic rigor, exposure to current technologies, and applicable experiences through an active project-based curriculum.
Develop Your Skills
Develop and enhance essential critical and creative thinking, fundamentals of design, and production technical skills. Your creativity and skill set have no boundaries.
Students are provided with experience in design and layout, typography, desktop publishing, illustration, photo editing, photo shoot direction, pre-press production processes, interactive multimedia, motion graphics and animation for web, and web design and development. Students are also trained to utilize the leading graphic design software and latest web design technologies.
Yes — Students learn to use Adobe Creative Cloud software.
- Creative Think Skills
- Principles of Design Skills
- Production Technical Skills
Student Feature Work
Graphic Design Program Student Design Showcase.
From Our Affiliates
Testimonials by graduates and employers who have hired our graduates.
“I received the technical skills needed to start my graphic design career while I was a student in the Graphic Design program. I really enjoyed the program environment such as small classes and helpful instructors.”
“The skill sets that I learned in the program helped me to find a graphic design job. I really enjoyed the laid-back classroom atmosphere and the individual attention from the extremely knowledgeable instructors.”