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Visual Communications in Graphic Design

Today’s graphic designers are more in demand than ever as they move beyond design studios into an array of companies and organizations seeking web design, video production, animation and more.

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Skills in graphic design

STAC’s graphic design program offers a studio-based curriculum that integrates solid design skills with current computer software and proficiency. Our capstone class in portfolio development ensures you’ll graduate with visual evidence of your design abilities. You’ll also be encouraged to take advantage of our many visual communication and graphic design internships to gain real work experience. Past students have interned at Rockland Boulders, Gravity DesignWorks, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions and Paul Kiesche design.

graphic design project with plastic

Wake Up and Smell the Plastic:
A Semester of Waste

Students in Professor Finn's 3D Design course collected the majority of the plastic they used since the beginning of the semester which would otherwise enter into the waste stream.  The installation was created to emphasize the amount of plastic we use in such a short amount of time.  As a group, they designed the final installation to take something wasteful and turn it into something interesting and ascetically pleasing.  


AIGA Membership

Our program is recognized by the professional organization for graphic designers, American Institute of Graphic Arts. You’ll be able to become an AIGA member and gain access to the AIGA job and internship databases. You can also show your portfolio on the AIGA website, attend lectures and studio visits, attend networking events, and participate in AIGA’s annual portfolio review. AIGA membership is an important step toward success in the visual communications field. 


Careers in graphic design

Our graduates are designing print, web, and interactive materials for graphic design firms, web development companies, advertising agencies, corporate marketing offices, newspapers, magazines, and publishing houses.

Learn more about our program at Studio Friday.