November 27, 2017 James Revillini

Graphic Communication Design Option

Associate in Science Degree

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.

Northwestern’s Graphic Communication Design Option is designed to prepare students for transfer and career opportunities in the field of graphic design. The program encompasses design for both print and the web. Students working in this field go on to work in corporate graphic design departments, design studios, advertising agencies, commercial and photographic studios, fashion, marketing and media buying organizations, video and digital media promotion departments, newspapers and publishers, signage and environmental design businesses, internet design studios. Northwestern’s graphic design students learn the principles and processes of graphic design while working in up-to-date computer and photography studios. Students graduating from our program have gained employment in many area businesses as well as worked on a freelance basis in Connecticut and beyond. Several graduates own their own design firms.

Faculty contact ♦ Deb Kline | 860.738.6342



ENG* 101 Composition – 3 credits
ART* 111 Drawing I – 3 credits
ART* 121 Two-Dimensional Design – 3 credits
ART* 144 Digital Photographic Imaging – 3 credits
GRA* 151 Graphic Design I – 3 credits


ENG* 102 Literature & Composition – 3 credits
ART* 112 Drawing II – 3 credits
ART* 122 Three-Dimensional Design – 3 credits
ART* 176 Digital Video – 3 credits
GRA* 252 Graphic Design II – 3 credits


ART* 101 Art History I – 3 credits
ART* 113 Figure Drawing I – 3 credits
ART* 151 Painting I – 3 credits
GRA* 227 Interactive Media – 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective – 3 credits


ART* 102 Art History II – 3 credits
GRA* 260 Web Design – 3 credits
Behavioral Science Elective – 3 credits
Natural or Physical Science Elective – 3/4 credits
Social Science Elective – 3 credits