Communication Design

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the Communication Design program?

The Communication Design Program provides general education and training in the field of visual communications through both traditional and digital design course offerings.

What will I learn?

Students learn to think critically, conduct research to collect materials for use in visual communication problem solving, and develop hands-on experience with current industry-standard software including Adobe CC. Students also learn to set realistic goals leading to the completion of design projects within the specified time frame, employ the steps of the critique process using a vocabulary of relevant design terms and technical terminology, and present design projects both formally and conceptually.

What can I do with this course of study?

Our two-year (60 hrs) curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Communication Design and a one-year (16 hrs) Level One Certificate in Communication Design. Graduates may find careers as Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Multimedia Artists/Animators, Art Directors, Prepress Technicians, and Desktop Publishers.

What's special about the program?

The program facility includes modern studios and four computer classrooms supported by Mac multimedia workstations and one studio for traditional illustration study. Program advising is offered to students twice a year by full-time faculty. Students must seek advisement before enrolling in Communication Design courses. Qualified students may be eligible for scholarships and internship opportunities. Many students have also won local, national, and international design competitions. The semi-annual Student Portfolio Exhibition showcases the best work by graduating students.

Students learn to think critically, conduct research to collect materials for use in visual communication 

COMM Advisor

Need help with registering for classes or help to decide which classes to take next semester? Contact your COMM advisor and make an appointment today.

Joel Knocke


Contact Us

Kevin Conlon
(210) 486-0494

Joel Knocke
Program Coordinator
Longwith Radio-TV-Film (LRTF) 112
(210) 486-1037

Mandy Derfler
Academic Unit Assistant
MCFA 105
(210) 486-0258