Graphic designers translate information, ideas and emotions into visual symbols that influence the way our society perceives products, people, services and issues. Utilizing design skills and knowledge of typography, imagery, computer technology, photography, printing and media, graphic designers craft the visual communications which inform and influence all of us.

The Graphic Design program at Santa Monica College is designed to provide an exceptional learning environment, promote academic excellence, and teach students to succeed in the workplace and in higher education. Students are provided with a creative, structured environment where they are encouraged to ask questions, solve problems, and take risks while acquiring the knowledge and skills to become creative and critical thinkers.