Graphic Design

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Learn in-demand design software and techniques. Explore the role of graphic designers and how they support effective marketing. Put your knowledge and skills to use in brochure design, visualizing data, poster development, and more.

transfer rate for students pursuing a four-year degree

Start hands-on design training in your first semester. High-tech printing labs, studios, and production spaces give you hands-on experience in concept development, design process, page layout, packaging, information graphics, and more.

A Quality Education

Develop a professional-level portfolio that showcases your marketable skills to future employers and transfer institutions.

Get Involved

Tour local design agencies and printers. Make connections through student groups like Harbinger Student Media.

Career Opportunities

Production Artist, Graphic Designer, Brand Identity Designer, Web Designer (front-end), Interactive Designer


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


14 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Our students leave with portfolios that routinely beat those of sophomores at their transfer institution.

David Smit, Professor, Graphic Design/Multimedia
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Graphic Design Program?

You have a passion for design and want to learn how great design can win over the hearts and minds of audiences. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Taking art and graphics classes can help support your acceptance.
  5. Good verbal and written communications are an asset.

What Can I Expect As a Graphic Design Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm