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Advertising/Graphic & Webpage Design
Associate of Applied Science Degree/Certificate

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Advertising & Design Students

Overview of Advertising/Graphic & Webpage Design:

Advertising & Graphic Design prepares you for staff positions and freelance assignments where you might design product packages, publications, book covers, annual reports, magazines, advertisements, trade publications, and more. Students are trained in Web site design essentials which will allow for entry in the field.

What do graduates of the program do?

AGDT stands for Advertising/Graphic Design Technology. This program was formerly called Commercial Art. This field uses art to promote products, services, or ideas. Graphic Design is the design of anything to be printed or broadcast. Everything you see around you that has printed type, photos, and art was designed by a graphic designer, including this website.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

In our industry, jobs are plentiful because other businesses use advertising to promote their products, services, or ideas. In the Kilgore area alone, there are over fifty companies who need commercial artists. With the advent of modern technology, freelance work can be sought after from all over the world.

What kind of salary can graduates make?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Advertising/Graphic Design & Webpage Design average yearly at $42,870. Local salaries will vary.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The Adversiting/Graphic Design program offers both an Associate of Applied Science degree (for completion in four semesters) and a 33-hour certificate (for completion in two semesters). These programs prepare students for entry-level graphic design careers in all areas of print and broadcast media.

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 AGDT 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 in the region.

» Contact Information

Coy Lothrop
Advertising & Graphic Design Instructor
Phone: (903) 983-8166
Location: M. Kenneth Whitten Applied Technology Center (AT)

Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.


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