Visual Communication

Do you enjoy expressing your ideas visually? Graphic designers—or graphic artists—plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic, film and other media using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.

Career Opportunities

Work for advertising agencies, printers, graphic arts companies, in education, packaging firms or in the media industry.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Covington; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Diploma and certificate. An associate in applied science degree is available through the General Occupational and Technical Studies program. Go to the KCTCS Catalog for details on the GOTS program.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: Two semesters
  • Diploma: Two years
  • Associate degree: Two years

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to progress in the program.

Advising Sheet (PDF)