Graphic Communication

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The degree in Graphic Communication combines technical education with instruction in current design & management practices.

While traditional processes (such as presswork and screenprinting) continue to be taught in the area, most courses focus on design software which includes the following:

  • Dreamweaver & HTML coding,
  • Flash,
  • Illustrator,
  • InDesign,
  • Photoshop,
  • and QuarkXPress.

Classes cover a variety of graphic communication topics, such as design principles, desktop publishing, image manipulation and composition, graphic illustration, printing production management, and web and interactive design. All courses combine lecture and lab components and are held in one of our two 24-seat advanced Mac labs, which are open only to graphic communication students.

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Possible Careers

  • Desktop publishing
  • Blog/Social Media Designer
  • Consultant
  • Graphic art / design
  • New Media Director
  • Web and interactive design
  • Web Designer
  • Webmaster
Why Choose Graphic Communication at WIU?
  • Instruction utilizes a balance of lectures and laboratory experiences.
  • All laboratories have industrial-sized, modern equipment.
  • Advanced computer laboratories are provided, and all labs are open only to students in engineering technology classes.
  • Required internships provide course credit for actual work experience.
  • Classes are small; usually no larger than 24 students.
  • Faculty members are accessible and focus on teaching.
  • All courses are taught by faculty, most of whom are tenure track; graduate students do not teach classes in the department.
Some of Our Graduates

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: No
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: Honors


Engineering Technology
Knoblauch Hall 135
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1091
Fax: (309) 298-1061

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