Graphic Communications

The Graphic Communications Associate in Applied Science degree consists of a combination of technical software and art/design/theory courses to teach students not only the theory of graphic communications, but the application of this exciting and cutting-edge profession. Encompassing both Web and print advertising fields, students will gain the knowledge most sought after by advertising agencies, large corporations and businesses wishing to improve their business communications. 

For more information about the Graphic Communications program, please contact Program Coordinator Nikki Hensley at 618-235-2700, ext. 5382 or

Educational Programs

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program. 

Accelerated Degree Option

Anyone who has completed an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college may earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in the Graphic Communications program by completing at least 27 semester credits of program related course work. A plan of specific courses required for the degree must be obtained from the program coordinator and approved by the dean of the Business Division and vice president for Instruction. Only those courses completed at SWIC, and not included as part of the requirements for a previously earned degree or certificate, can be considered for this option. Students must meet all institutional requirements for the AAS degree.

Career Opportunities

Graphic Communications students may find positions in the following areas:

  • Graphic Designer/Artist
  • Advertising Designer/Artist
  • Art Design Worker
  • Multi-Media Artist
  • Media Designer/Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Production Designer/Artist
  • Web Designer

Association of Information Technology Professionals – Student Chapter

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is an educational association of students interested in computer information technology. All students are welcome to join. Contact the Business Division at 618-222-5433 for more information.