Graphics and MultimediaGraphics and Multimedia

Graphics and Multimedia

Each day, millions of people read newspapers, books, and magazines. They also surf the web, wear printed T-shirts, read billboards, receive printed advertisements in the mail, and purchase products in printed packaging. All of these things have one thing in common – Graphic Communications Technology. 

Graphic Communications Technology is the field that involves all of the people, equipment, materials, and processes in designing, preparing and reproducing visual images, such as artworks, words, photographs, and symbols in printed and digital formats.

GCM Students Work on a Screen Printing Project

You may be wondering what makes the Graphics and Multimedia program different from the Graphic Design program. The Graphic Design program focuses on art history, painting, sculpting, and design.

Our program is a cross-disciplinary program in which students take courses in both graphic communications technology and multimedia technology. Through our program, you will develop skills in design, layout, digital prepress, desktop publishing, flexography, offset lithography, screen printing, estimating, cost analysis, digital photography, packaging, web publishing and color imaging while developing technical service, management and supervisory competencies.

Cal U is one of only nine schools in the country with national accreditation for graphics from the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC). Our lab in Helsel Hall has a wide range of equipment, such as a digital prepress, digital press lab, screen/flexography lab and a two-color offset press. You can view our facilities by clicking the tab on the left.

We offer students a variety of degree options, including a four-year bachelor’s degree, two-year associate’s degree, and a minor. Click the curriculum tab on the left to learn more about each option.

Contact Us

Eberly College of Science and Technology
Department of Applied Engineering and Technology
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Program Chair: Susan Urbine
Department Chair: Joe Schickel
Dept. Office: 724-938-4085