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Graphic Communication program

Graphic Communications

Build Your Foundation

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree and is a foundation for the Bachelor of Science in Graphic Media Management.

Students learn pre-media production, digital imaging methods, offset lithographic printing, and finishing processes, in well-equipped classrooms using current technology. Students who excel in the program tend to be visually creative and embrace computer and network workflow; they are not afraid of mechanical technology. Students in gain satisfaction from producing print and distributing visual media content using graphic technologies and digital media.

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Program Details

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    SAT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
      • 1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
      • 2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
      • 3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
    ACT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
      • 1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
      • 2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
      • 3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
  •  Degrees
  •  Faculty and Staff

    Patrik Klareki

    Professor

    John Conati

    Professor

    Jeff Ek

    Associate Professor
    Marketing Department Chair

  •  Key Courses
    • Digital Color Reproduction
    • Pre-Press Work Flow Automation
    • Media Imaging & Production
    • Introduction to Packaging
    • Imaging & Finishing Project Management
    • Web Design & Planning

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Accreditation

This program has accreditation through Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) and The Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).

ACCGC - Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications