Graphic Design

Things aren’t always #000000 and #FFFFFF! You bleed CMYK, breathe Helvetica, and LOVE white space! Color your future with a Life.Changing career in Graphic Design!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)


WARNING: The following program contains graphic information that may be relevant to your career! Are you ready? Let’s start with a question! How many logos, ads, and/or billboards have you seen today? How many can you remember? Did any of them leave an impression on you? Did any of them make you stop and really look? That’s the challenge for a graphic designer today! Creating something that can really catch your eye, but we know that doesn’t scare you! You’re up for the challenge and that’s why you have made the CHOICE to DESIGN your Life.Changing. career with our Graphic Design Program at Indian Hills Community College!


What you will learn:
  • Learn about the history of Graphic Design styles
  • Learn to explore and successfully use digital software like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Learn design principles and elements
  • Learn how to work successfully with design clients
  • Learn about successful methods of presentation
  • Create a professional portfolio


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as an Artist/Graphic Designer, Digital Designer, or Editorial Designer!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Jennifer!

jenniferJennifer Boyenga, Department Chair, Arts & Science
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1812 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1812