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Career Area: Arts, AudioVisual Technology and Communications
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-201-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Student using a tablet for graphic design

Graphic Design Careers

Graphic designers have a passion for art, design, and high-impact visual communication. They also have excellent computer skills. Businesses and organizations depend on effective brand and marketing communications, including logos, signage, brochures, packaging, advertising, and website design.

Career opportunities include graphic designers and graphic artists with advertising agencies, printing companies, corporate marketing departments, publishers, and public relations firms. Opportunities also exist in web and app design. Some graphic designers work as freelancers. Your earning potential increases with extended and varied work experience.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist
Production Artist
Art Director
Desktop Publisher

Average Median Wage


Graphic Design Programs

This program prepares students who are interested in a professional career in a variety of challenging areas for print media. The major career opportunities are graphic designer, production artist, or illustrator. Jobs are in advertising agencies, publishing companies, art studios, and advertising and art departments within companies. Graduates can also work as freelance artists. Some aptitudes necessary for success include aesthetic appreciation and creative imagination, visual acuity, attentiveness to detail, a willingness to complete tasks according to technical requirements, and an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Graphic Design Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Graphic Design at CVTC
Gateway Graphic Design at Gateway
Madison College Graphic Design at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Graphic Design at Milwaukee Area
Moraine Park Graphic Design at Moraine Park
Waukesha County Graphic Design at Waukesha County
Western Graphic Design at Western