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.


Program information:


NOTE: For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Advertising and Graphic Design Technology

Mission of the AGDT Program

Our mission is to train AGDT students as professional designers, ready to hire, through state-of-the-art equipment and experienced, professional instructors.

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:

  • Jeanine Tagg, Program Director, Department Chair for Communication, Theatre and Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Coy Lothrop, Lead Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Larry Kitchen, Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Mindy Stephens, Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Aaron Embrey, Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Joseph Schultz, Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Adam Ramirez, Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Aaron Blakeley, Creative Developer, Absolute Technology Solutions, Longview, TX
  • Jayson Lane, Web/Mobile App Developer, iClass Pro, Longview, TX
  • Sarah Robinson, Owner, Robinson Design, Longview, TX
  • Justin West, Owner, Ridiculously Good, Tyler, TX
  • David Samford, Art Director, Encore Multimedia, Longview, TX
  • Siera Baird, Designer, 413 Strength Gear, Tyler, TX
  • Sofia Cilk, Student Ambassador, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Cole Brasil, Student Ambassador, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Advertising and Graphic Design Technology:

Coy Lothrop
Instructor, Art - Advertising/Graphic Design
Communications, Theatre & Visual Arts Dept.
Phone:
(903) 983-7596
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 201B
Larry Kitchen
Art/Graphic Design Instructor, Gallery Director
Communications, Theatre & Visual Arts Dept.
Phone:
(903) 983-8166
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 201A