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Graphic Design

The graphic design classes in Baton Rouge are designed to give the student a wide range of study in various areas of commercial art and computer graphics. With the knowledge acquired in this program, the student will establish a broader scope of visual communications skills which are beneficial in preparing for an entry-level position in a competitive profession. Upon graduation, examples of employment opportunities include production artist, graphic designer, layout artist, art director, computer artist in advertising, website designer, etc. Our graphic design school is geared towards training you and putting you to work.

Approximate completion time: 15 months
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Nature of the Work: Graphic Designer

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

What We Do: Art Gallery of what some of the students in our graphic design classes in Baton Rouge have created. Our graphic design school not only teaches students the basics, but gives them projects to complete on a regular basis.

Job Outlook for Graphic Design:

The change in employment of graphic designers from 2014 to 2024 is projected to vary by industry. Employment of graphic designers in newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers is projected to decline 35 percent from 2014 to 2024. However, employment of graphic designers in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 21 percent over the same period. With the increasing use of the Internet, companies are increasing their digital presence and graphic designers will be needed to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites. This gives an effective picture of the opportunities ahead of graduates of our graphic design school.

*Information taken from the Occupation Outlook Handbook 2016-2017


The median annual wage for graphic designers was $45,900 in May 2014. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in a occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,100 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $80,570.

Delta College of Baton Rouge Advantages:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Externship
  • Quality Instruction
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Graduate in 15 Months
  • Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
  • Financial Aid available to those who Qualify
  • TOPS Eligible

 Graphic Design Program – Delta College in Baton Rouge

Program Disclosures

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NOTE:  The Graphic Design Diploma Program is Now Accepting Enrollments at Delta College of Arts & Technology – Baton Rouge Campus.  The first class is scheduled to begin in the late Fall of 2015.  Data for Completions, Graduate Employment and Graduate Indebtedness will be available in the Fall of 2017.

Major Occupations For Which Graduates Will Be Qualified:

O*NET Code Title of Occupation Title
27-1024 Graphic Designers

Graphic Design School Costs:

Registration Fee: $100
Tuition through Graduation: $19,950
Books and Supplies:
Total Cost:

*All required textbooks, workbooks, software, lab supplies, two sets of uniforms, etc. needed to complete the program are included with tuition. Incidentals such as notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. are not included and must be provided by the student. For more information of tuition policies and additional charges see the college catalog.