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Graphic Arts Technology

Experience the graphics industry from design to production

Prepare for a career in graphic arts technology with Harper College’s state-of-the-industry program that features expert faculty and a hands-on approach to learning.

Harper’s Graphic Arts Technology graduates often work for: Advertising agencies/design firms, printing companies, in-house art departments at large corporations, desktop publishing and graphic design companies, or freelance/self-employed.

Earn a career-ready degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. This is one degree with different areas of specialization. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jump-start your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.

Flexible program options

Resources

Next steps

For more information about the Graphic Arts Technology program, contact Patty Bruner, Program Coordinator,
pbruner@harpercollege.edu847.925.6448.

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Find out what's happening in graphic arts technology at Harper College.

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nicole-berthold

Becoming the designer she always hoped she would be

Nicole Berthold looks back on the memories in the graphic arts program that prepared her for her career. ... Watch the Video

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Harper GRA program like none other

The graphic arts program is the reason Michael Curiel is where he is today, and he couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone aspiring to have a career in the graphic arts industry. ... Watch the Video

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julie-demarco

Graphic design program at Harper College a vital experience

The graphic arts facility helped Julie DeMarco find an internship, which led to her being hired full time as a graphic designer.... Watch the Video

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julia-franiak

Harper GRA program offers competitive edge

As a graduate of the graphic arts program, Julia Franiak uses the skills and industry knowledge that was learned daily in her current position as an art director.... Watch the Video

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alec-majerchin

The stepping stones towards a degree in graphic design

Alec Majerchin left Harper College with much more confidence in himself and his abilities to begin his career. ... Watch the Video

Elsie Schwartz

Elsie Schwartz

Thriving in design at Harper College and beyond

The graphic arts program taught Elsie Schwartz real world design processes she would need to know in order to thrive in the industry of printing.... Watch the Video

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stephanie battista

Discovering the vibrant, influential, creative world of graphic design

Stephanie Battista owes her entire career to Harper’s graphic arts program.... Watch the Video

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Making a complete career change not so scary after all

Thanks to the teachers, adjuncts and staff in the graphic design department, Myk Little was able to thrive during his time at Harper College and beyond.... Watch the Video

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