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John A. Bone

Multimedia Technology - Graphic Design Certificate

Graphic designers utilize software and computer technologies to create the texts, graphics and designs that help companies and organizations connect with consumers. They are responsible for projects ranging from company logo design to full-fledged marketing and promotional campaigns for companies, brands and events. Their designs grace the websites, promotional materials and company letterhead of organizations of all types and sizes.


Graphic Design StudentsGraphic Design is the design of things people read.  This can come in the way of newspapers, web pages, magazines, advertisements, posters, billboards, brochures, fliers, and much, much more. Graphic design has the power to communicate ideas, inspire emotion, and transform the globe around us by reaching a mass audience. When the student learns to connect the creative skills related to art and design to technology - these creative ideas can become reality.  In addition, it opens the door to a wide range of employment opportunities such as an advertising designer, art director, environmental graphic designer, graphic designer, type designer, illustrator, and magazine/editorial designer, multimedia designer, web page designer and many others.

This is a career program designed to enable students to seek employment at the program's completion. Students must achieve a "C" or better in the required Multimedia Technology courses. All credits are transferable to the Multimedia Technology associate degree program if the student wishes to pursue further studies.
Course Info

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Graphic Design. As a Graphic Design certificate student, you'll expand your knowledge and gain career training through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Intro to Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Graphics
  • Page Layout & Desktop Publishing
  • Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Web Page Development

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

 An integral part of a larger team, a graphic designer is the creative force behind promotional campaigns, marketing plans and a variety of communication efforts via print and the web. Graduates of with a Graphic Design Certificate enjoy enriching and rewarding careers as:

  • Graphic Designers
  • Web Designers
  • Package Designers
  • Creative Directors
  • Illustrators
  • Computer Artists

*Some careers may require a bachelor's degree, further education or additional training.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor


Faculty/Staff Info
John A. Bone, Program Director/Associate Professor

Technologies 15B

A.A.S.,  Allegany College of Maryland

B.I.T., American Intercontinental University

M.Ed.,  Frostburg State University

James E. House, Jr., Department Chair/Associate Professor

Technologies 162

A.A.,  Potomac State College

B.S., Frostburg State University

M.A.I.D.T.,  West Virginia University

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