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Graphic Design and Photography

Our Graphic Design and Photography Program provides a well-rounded education in visual communication with courses that include graphic design, photography, digital imaging, and visual media. This program prepares you to work in a variety of fields within the graphic design and photography industry, including advertising, marketing, media, and publishing, and our courses transfer to other workforce classes at universities such as Sam Houston State and Southern New Hampshire.

Degree and Certificate Plans

Explore your creativity and develop professional skills with Blinn College's Graphic Design and Photography programs. Our comprehensive courses offer hands-on training in digital media, visual communication, photography techniques, and image editing. Whether you're pursuing an associate degree or a certificate, our programs are designed to prepare you for a successful career in the creative arts. Gain the knowledge and experience needed to excel in the dynamic fields of graphic design and photography. Click below to see the degree plans:

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design
Certificate Level-1 in Graphic Design
Occupational Skills Award in Graphic Design
Occupational Skills Award in Photography
Digital Communications Pathway - Dual Credit (High School Only)

Blinn-SNHU Co-Enrollment Program

Earn your AAS in Graphic Design and BA in Graphic Design and Media Arts.

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Blinn-SNHU Co-Enrollment Program

Meet Conley Koberg

Blinn College literally led Conley Koberg to her first graphic design job.
Now a graphic designer for Bryan Broadcasting, Koberg was engaged in a class activity for her Drawing I class taught by Professor Kristi Hext when a nearby business, Fidelis Creative Agency, saw her work and invited her to apply.
“Professor Hext had our drawing class meet in downtown Bryan one day to draw real-life buildings in perspective,” Koberg explained. “I just so happened to pick the building that Fidelis was next to a the time, and they handed me a business card saying they are always looking to hire. So that same night I shot them an email and had an interview that week."

Read Conley Koberg's Story »

Meet Conley Koberg

Program FAQ

The Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design, Level-1 Certificate in Graphic Design, and Occupational Skills Award in Graphic Design can each be completed online and on the Bryan Campus. The Occupational Skills Award in Digital Photography is available on the Bryan Campus.

The 60-credit-hour Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design prepares you for employment as graphic designers and desktop publishers. The 42-credit-hour Level-1 Certificate in Graphic Design prepares you for employment in print and digital media design and also allows those currently employed in the field to enhance their skillset. The 12-credit-hour Occupational Skills Award in Graphic Design provides you with entry-level skills for graphic design with a focus on print and digital media.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, graphic designers earned a median salary of $50,710 per year in 2021.

In addition to hands-on learning opportunities using Adobe CC programs such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere, students learn and practice in a graphic design lab equipped with printers, Macs, and PCs.

Through the Blinn-SNHU Co-Enrollment Program, you can co-enroll at both Blinn and Southern New Hampshire University. Through this pathway, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Blinn and apply those credits toward earning your Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Media Arts from Southern New Hampshire online.

Blinn Graphic Design and Photography students also transfer to Texas A&M, Sam Houston State, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, and Prairie View A&M. Speak to an academic advisor at your university of choice to see how Blinn credits will apply toward your specific degree plan.

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Sunil Segu
Program Coordinator, AAS, Certificates, and digital studios/photography
Phone: 979-206-2896

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