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.
- Associate in Applied Science—Graphic Arts Technology
(choose ONE specialization):
- Graphic Design
- Package Design
- Print Graphics
- Web Design
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.
- Fashion Certificate
- Graphic Arts Certificate
- Design Certificate
- Desktop Publishing Certificate
- Digital Photography Certificate
- Interactive Technology Certificate
- Package Design Certificate
- Variable Data Certificate
- Web Design Certificate
Flexible program options
- Earn Stackable Credentials
- Apprenticeship Opportunities (Earn degrees/credentials debt-free with guaranteed employment)
- Graphic Arts Facebook Page
- Careers in Graphic Arts
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Core Skills and Knowledge
- Graphic Arts Labs
- Professional Resources
- Student Organizations
- Transfer Agreements
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about the Graphic Arts Technology program, contact Patty Bruner, Program Coordinator,
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.
Graphic Arts Technology News
Find out what's happening in graphic arts technology at Harper College.
Nicole Berthold looks back on the memories in the graphic arts program that prepared her for her career. ... Watch the Video
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
Alec Majerchin left Harper College with much more confidence in himself and his abilities to begin his career. ... Watch the Video
Stephanie Battista owes her entire career to Harper’s graphic arts program.... Watch the Video
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