Harper College

Graphic Arts Design and Technology

Experience the graphics industry from design to production

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

Harper’s Graphic Arts Design & 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

Explore Graphic Arts Design and Technology Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Graphic Arts Design and Technology degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Graphic Arts Design and Technology Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about the Graphic Arts Design and Technology program, contact Kelly Taylor, Program Coordinator, ktaylor@harpercollege.edu, 847.925.6092. 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 Design and Technology Program News

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Harper College graphic arts program is the bedrock that advanced my professional life

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Last Updated: 6/4/24