Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication

Why Choose Graphic Communication at WIU?

  • Students are prepared for careers in a diverse array of design fields such as graphic design, desktop publishing, web design and development, and print production and management
  • State-of-the-art labs support teaching and practical experience with the most updated of versions of software including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver
  • The integrated program allows students to earn two degrees (bachelor's and master's) in just five years
  • Internships provide each student the opportunity to enhance their skills in a professional work environment and develop vital industry contacts
GCOM Club Group Picture

Graphic Communication Club

Each year the Graphic Communication Club sponsors a toy drive to benefit the Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) Project Santa.


Darby Rumler

Senior Darby Rumler, is a second generation Leatherneck and pursuing dual Bachelor's degrees in Graphic Communication and Marketing. She been an active member of the WIU Marketing Club, a student leader for the Campus Students for Christ ministry, and a Media Team member for the Crossing church.

"Western has given me the knowledge, hands-on skills, experiences, and resources to succeed after college. Being a leader of numerous group projects has taught me what it means to be a leader -and yet still be coachable, how to organize unique events, fundraisers, and execute multi-media advertising campaigns, and how to think with a more future-forward focus."

-Darby Rumler, '19


  • Faculty Emeriti Freshman Scholarship (3 awards)
  • Faculty Emeriti Transfer Scholarship (3 awards)
  • Jarrell and Sylvia Hofer Scholarship
  • Dr. Wendell L. Swanson Engineering Technology Scholarship