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

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, Program Director, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Coy Lothrop, Lead Instructor, Visual Arts, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX
  • Jim Egner, Developer, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Lucas Kitchen, Videographer and Filmmaker, Longview, TX
  • John Goodding, Principle, 289 Design, Longview, TX
  • Jayson Lane, Creative Developer, Oven Bits, Dallas, TX
  • Joseph Schultz, Junior Designer, Media Quest, Longview, TX
  • Clint Fultner, Freelance Professional, Longview, TX
  • Mark Nelson, Senior Designer, Complete Printing, Carthage, TX
  • David Samford, Web Designer, Cypress Interactive, Kilgore, TX


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Advertising and Graphic Design Technology:

Coy Lothrop
Instructor, Art - Advertising/Graphic Design
Communications, Theatre & Visual Arts Dept.
(903) 983-7596
Whitten Applied Tech. Bldg. (WHITN), 204
Larry Kitchen
Art/Graphic Design Instructor, Gallery Director
Communications, Theatre & Visual Arts Dept.
(903) 983-8166
Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 201A