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Graphic Design

Line. Shape. Size. Color. Space. Texture.

Great design combines elements like line, shape, size, color, space and texture to create one cohesive piece. In Minneapolis Business College’s 12-16 month Graphic Design programs, you can learn how to use each design element in your projects to evoke emotions, create depth, and lead the eye to the message.

Launching a graphic design career takes a dedication to learning and the guiding hand of industry professionals. Minneapolis Business College offers a career-oriented and real-world-based curriculum taught and overseen by industry professionals. 

At Minneapolis Business College, you’ll learn hands-on technical skills like typography, drawing, web design, package design, and multimedia animation. At the end of the program, you’ll leave with a portfolio full of original designs to show future employers. 

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Graphic Design graduates Finish First!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

At Minneapolis Business College, our graphic design program is taught by faculty with real-world experience, so you can develop the skills we know employers want. 

Our class sizes are usually smaller, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention. We promise that there will be space in classes you need when you need them. You can finish on time and start your graphic design career quickly!

As a student in one of our Graphic Design programs, you can:

  • Learn key design concepts and experiment with various techniques
  • Complete real world projects to build your portfolio
  • Understand different forms of design, including web design, package design and animation
  • Explore lessons from the history of graphic design
 

Technical skills like Typography, Page Layout, and Color Theory are ranked as most important tools for graphic designers3.

 

CURRICULUM

Minneapolis Business College offers a 12-month diploma program and a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program. In both programs, most classes are specific to preparing you quickly for a graphic design career.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 651-636-7406 or fill out our information request form. 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Electronic Drawing I
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to Macintosh
  • Electronic Drawing II
  • Design and Color
  • Multimedia and Animation
  • Typography I
  • Introduction to Production
  • Comprehensive Illustration
  • Typography II
  • Web Development with HTML
  • Web Design for Graphic Designers
  • Design and Presentation Development
  • Electronic Layout and Design
  • Advertising Art Portfolio
  • Advanced Multimedia and Animation
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Social Media Management*

     *A.A.S. Degree Only

 

CAREERS

As a Minneapolis Business College graduate, our career placement department can help you start your career by finding the right job! 

In addition to your career related courses, you will take courses that will prepare you for your job search by helping with resume writing and interviewing practice. You will also develop a portfolio of work that can be used to showcase your skills to potential employers.   

 

MBC Graphic Design graduates can work as: 

  • Advertising
  • Web Development
  • Publishing
  • Typesetters/Prepress 
  • Web designers
 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Minneapolis Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$3,000
* A.A.S. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,340
* Diploma Program is 3 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.