Advertising and Graphic Design Technology

Associate of Applied Science. Certificate.

About the Program:

The Advertising & Graphic Design Technology Program prepares you for staff positions and freelance assignments where you might design commercial packaging, print publications, book covers, annual reports, websites, advertisements, mobile apps, brands and identities, and more. Students are trained in the leading industry standard software and in conceptual thinking, ideation, and professional practices.

Hard work and personal commitment are expected of visual arts students, but the faculty also recognizes the value of enjoying the creative process. The AGDT faculty sponsors the KC Visual Arts Club which provides students with opportunities to meet and share in creative, social and educational activities outside the classroom. Club field trips are organized to visit design studios and advertising agencies in the region, to glimpse the work of professionals succeeding in the industry.

Course information:

Advertising and Graphic Design Technology

Mission of the AGDT Program

Our mission is to prepare the AGDT student for job entry in the industrial workforce, through a well-rounded curriculum. With state of the art equipment and experienced professional instructors, the AGDT graduate will be well versed in the various disciplines of the graphic arts and the creative process. In addition, the AGDT department is guided by a current advisory board made up of professionals working in the field of commercial art, web development, and illustration.

About the AGDT Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the AGDT department at Kilgore College is made up of working professionals in the commercial art industry. Meeting twice annually, the board directs the various facets of the Advertising/Graphic Design Technology department. 

Current members include:

  • Larry Kitchen, Chairman, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Coy Lothrop, Program Director, Chairman of Advisory Committee, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Jim Egner, Developer, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Lance Kitchen, Creative Director, Hancock Advertising, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Lucas Kitchen, Videographer and Filmmaker, Longview, TX
  • John Goodding, Principle, 289 Design, Longview, TX

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Advertising and Graphic Design Technology:

Coy Lothrop
Instructor
Advertising and Graphic Design
Phone:
(903) 988-7596
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Bldg. (AT), 201B
Larry Kitchen
Program Director, Visual Arts
Phone:
(903) 983-8166
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (FA), 201B
Jim Egner
Adjunct Instructor
Phone:
(903) 988-7596
John Goodding
Adjunct Instructor
Phone:
(903) 988-7596
Lucas Kitchen
Adjunct Instructor
Phone:
(903) 988-7596
Jayson Lane
Adjunct Instructor
Phone:
(903) 988-7596