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student thoughts

What is your favorite class?

"Principles of Layout and Design was my favorite class; because it was therapeutic and I enjoyed using Illustrator. I found the class helpful because it broke down the individual concepts within our program; which I found ridiculously helpful!" - Jeana Beilstein

 

What would you like to do after you graduate?

"I would like to start my own business. I want to open up my own print and design company. I would like to do this; because, I would like to be my own boss and have my own start-up with my friends." -Kalie Chasko

 

 

Why did you choose this major?

"Because I like to be able to put my own input into my own designs. I felt this major let me express my individuality" -Taylor Frost

 

Portfolio - student work

Marissa D'Angelo

Digital Photography

3-D Animation

Animation

3-D Animation

Animation

Alyssa Ashcraft

Digital Photography

Taylor Frost

Screen Printing

Sara Zataweski

Web Publishing

Alyssa Ashcraft

Digital Photography

Ashlyn Jacoby

Web Publishing

3-D Animation

Animation

3-D Animation

Animation

3-D Animation

Animation

3-D Animation

Animation

Flexographic Printing

Flexography

Flexographic Printing

Flexography

Flexographic Printing

Flexography

Lithographic Printing

Offset Lithography

Lithographic Printing

Offset Lithography

Lithographic Printing

Offset Lithography

Lithographic Printing

Lithography

Connor Marshman

Digital Photography

Poster Printing

Screen Printing

Poster Printing

Screen Printing

Poster Printing

Screen Printing

Alyssa Ashcraft

Screen Printing

Facilities

Our Facilities

To support the model of providing students with real-world, hands-on experiences, the GCM program incorporates a number of quality laboratories into nearly all of the program courses.

Lithographic Printing

The lithographic printing lab located in Helsel Hall 137 is equipped with a two-color, 12” x 18” lithographic press and a single-color 12” x 18” duplicator, and includes platemaking support. Cutting, trimming and finishing equipment to support student project work is also located in this lab.

Screen Printing & Flexo Lab

The screen printing and flexographic printing lab located in Helsel Hall 126 is equipped with a wide variety of graphic as well as textile screen printing equipment and a three-color 7-inch flexographic web press. Platemaking support for both of these processes is also located in this lab.

Digital Media Lab

The digital media lab located in Helsel Hall 204 is equipped with thirty, iMac computer stations, and primarily supports the courses in digital audio, video animation and other media intensive courses.

Digital Lab

The digital premedia lab located in Helsel Hall 133B is equipped with forty, 27-inch iMac computer stations, and a variety of black and white as well as color output devices. Industry standard flexographic and lithographic press simulation systems are also housed in this laboratory. A variety of courses use this lab including black and white and digital photography, and it supports the pre-press needs of many additional courses.

Digital Printing Lab

The digital printing lab located in Helsel Hall 123 is equipped with narrow and wide format digital printing units incorporating toner as well as liquid ink systems. Digital output, material cutting and lamination systems are also located in this lab.

 

Internships

Myriah Wiseman

“Doing my internship with the Pittsburgh Pirates was a great experience. I received hands on training in photography as well as exposure to the marketing aspect of a large corporation.”

 

Lexi Weeber

“Reading Art Works gave me the opportunity to mix marketing with design. This unique internship pushed me outside my comfort zone and allowed me to experience new possibilities for a future career.”

 

 

Kelsey Baumgardner

"Completing an internship this summer was a great experience. It gave me real world practice and helped me realize I love what I'm going to school for. It helped me grow as a designer and it taught me a lot of practical life lessons. I highly encourage everyone to complete an internship before they graduate. It really helped me and I can't wait to graduate and do what I love every day!"