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Graphic Communications majors are engaged across a deep, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes course work in sociology, modern printmaking, marketing and finance, as well as wide range of other topics. The major emphasizes the ability of the student to function as a coordinator, collaborator and ultimately be able to elicit the appropriate medium for graphic communication in a wide range of fields, from traditional graphics and printing processes to highly technical and industrial applications.
Graduates may go on to work in advertising, printing, web design, journalism, as technical document specialists or as teachers and educators. The field today offers cutting edge opportunities and a constantly changing palette of tools and techniques.
The Electronic Document Systems Foundation supports the professionals engaged in a variety of fields including graphic communications. The organization provides a number of scholarships to members:
- University of Houston students are given first preference for the Dr. Aurel Zajta Scholarship. Applicants must be concentrating in “mathematics-based” documentation or graphics to be considered for the $1,000 prizes.
- EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships go to outstanding student members in graphic communications or other document communications major. Eligible applicants must be upperclassmen.
- Heidelberg USA Scholarships are awarded to talented graphic communications majors.
- Hoods Memorial Scholarships go to majors in graphic or document communications whose career interests are in public relations.
The Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award and Career Advancement Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships for graduating high school students whose college curriculum of choice is graphic communications. Eligible applicants must already be enrolled and must be attending a college or university in New York or New Jersey. The application requires a portfolio and essay submission.
IPA or the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers offers students of a Graphics Communication major the opportunity to earn generous awards intended to reward exemplary academics. Applicants for the Robert S. Swan/IPA Scholarship Fund must submit faculty references as well as name clubs and organizations of involvement.
Who would have thought that the labels on products and clothing would spawn their own professional specialty, but the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. is testament to the number and caliber of professionals in the field. In fact in order to support student members the organization funds the TLMI Scholarships. Qualified candidates will likely be Graphic Communications majors with a career interest in flexography, a type of printing. Awards are $1,000.
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation awards an astounding 300+ scholarships for graphics communications majors. Eligible applicants must be attending a two or four-year program and have superior academic records. Awards are up to $1,500. While not widely advertised, graduate students may apply for a select number of fellowships.
The City College of San Francisco includes a Graphics Communication among its programs. A modest scholarship, the John Palmer Scholarship, is awarded annually to GC students. Awards are $150. The department offers two majors: Graphic Arts or Print Production. The two-year program gives majors a general taste of the highly technical, often industrial field.
Graphic Communications Management students at Murray State University in Kentucky may be eligible for almost a dozen scholarships. Undergraduate and graduate students are trained to succeed in highly technical and industrial positions within the field. Emphasis is on leadership, decision-making and personnel management:
- Roy Luckett, Tom Gray Scholarships are funded by NEC and provide generous awards to students in the Graphics Communications Management major.
- Gravure Education Foundation Scholarships award $1,500 scholarships to outstanding majors whose ability to expound on the printing technique of “gravure.”
- Louisville Graphic Arts Educational Fund recognizes the outstanding efforts of students from the immediate region.