To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/graphic-communications/
Program Number: 10-201-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Combine your passion for art and technology and turn it into a career with an associate degree in Graphic Design at Moraine Park Technical College.
About the Program
Graphic design is art with a purpose. Students in the Graphic Design program combine art and creativity with computer skills to convey information in print, online or digital environments. Students learn to combine modern technologies with traditional design concepts, theories and techniques in a wide variety of design projects.
What You'll Learn
Students in the Graphic Design associate degree program explore illustration, typography, electronic publication, social media video, digital photography and advertising. Students learn how to work with a client and experience the production process hands-on, from concept through completion.
Graduates of the program are proficient in design software, tools and technology.
In their final semester, graphic design students show off their favorite work to friends, family and prospective employers during the “Portfolio Showcase” event.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.