Advertising and Graphic Design Technology

What do graduates of the program do?

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 illustrations was designed by a graphic designer, including this website.  Former AGDT students from Kilgore College work all around the world. They acquire positions with area print shops, advertising agencies, corporate art departments and/or work in the freelance market.

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 on a regular basis. With the advent of modern technology, freelance work can be sought after from all over the world.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The Advertising/Graphic Design program offers both an Associate of Applied Science degree (for completion in four semesters) and two certificates: a 30-hour certificate of Graphic Design (for completion in two semesters) and a 42-hr certificate of Web Design. These programs prepare students for entry-level graphic design careers in all areas of print, web and broadcast media.

What jobs are available?

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 is AGDT?

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 illustrations was designed by a graphic designer, including this website.

Advertising and Graphic Design Technology

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.

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