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 Hickey 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.  Hickey College offers a career-oriented and real-world-based curriculum taught and overseen by industry professionals.

At Hickey 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.

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Click the tabs below to learn more about our 12-month diploma and 16-month specialized associate degree in Graphic Design. 

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

 
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HIGHLIGHTS

At Hickey 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!


 

 

With Hickey College's 12-16 month Graphic Design programs, you will:

  • 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
 

CAREERS

Employment of graphic designers is expected to increase by 13% from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.7

As a Hickey College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

 

 

Hickey College graduates work in:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Web development
  • Publishing
  • Fashion organizations
  • Many other types of firms
 

CURRICULUM

Hickey College offers a 12-month diploma program and a 16-month associate 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.

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • ELECTRONIC DRAWING I
  • ELECTRONIC DRAWING II
  • DESIGN AND COLOR
  • TYPOGRAPHY I
  • INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION
  • TYPOGRAPHY II
  • COMPREHENSIVE ILLUSTRATION
  • WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH HTML
  • DRAWING
  • MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION
  • DESIGN AND PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT
  • WEB DESIGN FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
  • ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION
  • ADVERTISING ART PORTFOLIO
  • INTRODUCTION TO MACINTOSH
  • DESKTOP PUBLISHING
  • ELECTRONIC LAYOUT AND DESIGN
  • HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
  • MICROSOFT SKILLS
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Hickey College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Deposit $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,700
Residence Fee Per Semester $2,980
*Associate 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, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation  $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)

$2,325

Residence Fee Per Semester

$2,980

*Diploma program is 2 semesters  
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date. 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.hickeycollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Transfer Committee to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Hickey College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were ”C” or better.  Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Hickey College. Because programs at Hickey College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Hickey College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Hickey College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Hickey College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Hickey College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit.   A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Hickey College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.