Why choose graphic design at North Central College?
In our graphic design program, you’ll dedicate yourself to digital multimedia design. Between projects in and out of the classroom and internships, you’ll learn to communicate visually through digital media; and you’ll produce a portfolio you'll be proud to show employers, graduate school recruiters and freelance clients.
You can also:
- Use a full-scale lab equipped with the cutting-edge, industry-standard hardware and software required for high-intensity graphic creation.
- Access Mac and PC graphics labs dedicated exclusively to declared interactive media studies majors.
- Enroll in cross-disciplinary and team-taught courses with art, computer science, English and communications faculty.
- Compete for graphic arts scholarships.
- Gain hands-on experience by submitting work to the online magazine, Viewfinder.
Internships and Jobs
A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and to lead.
- Graphic design intern, Sightmark Inc. / SpeediSign, Naperville
- Gaming website editor, GamesRadar / Future US, South San Francisco, CA
- Web media creator, North Central College
- Production design, Sourcebooks, Inc., Naperville
- IMS in food marketing, FutureCeuticals, Momence, IL
- Graphic designer, Fastsigns, Naperville
- Intern, Flavorchem, Downers Grove, IL
Invest in your future
Choosing the right college is a big decision. Don’t make it alone. North Central’s admission and financial aid team are here to help you design a financial aid solution that works best for you and your family.
Over 95 percent of students receive merit-based aid. Let our team partner with you in finding the best value for your education.
How to Apply
International Applicants must submit:
- North Central College online application or Coalition Application
- Official secondary school transcripts that include at least 3 years of grades
- Official university transcripts with course descriptions (transfer applicants only)
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT Scores (choose one)
- Passport copy
*North Central notifies applicants of their admission decision and scholarship award within approximately two weeks of receiving a completed application.
Priority Admission Deadlines:
- Fall entry (August): May 1
- Spring entry (January): October 1