Graphic Design Application Process
We are a Fall-entry program spanning two years (six quarters). We hold interviews in the Spring to select the class for the following Fall quarter. Everyone admitted to Graphic Design must complete the interview process.
Spaces are still available for Fall Quarter enrollment... contact:
If you have questions about the interviews email: email@example.com
If you are waiting for Fall and will be taking some courses early, here is some advice on courses that will apply to our degree.
Why do we have an application process?
1. To make early contact with you and help determine if the Graphic Design Program is the right fit.
2. To inform you about our program.
3. To advise you early in your admissions process.
4. To advise you about other programs that may be of benefit, if it is determined the Graphic Design Program is not the right fit.
Basically, we're here to help you with your career and educational path...
Please read carefully the following description of the application process.
To be admitted to the program, applicants must complete and submit:
- College application.
Once you submit your college application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
- Placement test.
In your email, request an interview... provide your name, student ID, and telephone number.
Graphic Designers continually research and read information to learn new skills.
To ensure you are ready for this program, you will need to complete a placement test in reading.
- To schedule an appointment, visit the Assessment Testing website or call, 509.533.3401
- Entry to the program requires a minimum reading placement of ENG99/101.
If you have taken a placement test at another accredited institution, provide contact information for institution's placement center.
- Bring your placement scores to your interview. We will not consider incomplete applications.
- Applicants who have completed coursework at SFCC in English 101, or equivalent coursework at another accredited institution of higher education, may submit transcripts in lieu of placement test scores.
In a one-page typed essay, answer the following...
- Why do you want to get into the field of Graphic Design?
- The program is set up as if you are a Graphic Designer working for an agency. It is project driven and you are required to meet deadlines. What are your thoughts about this?
- What are your future goals?
Send a .pdf or .docx file via email as an attachment "prior to the interview".
To help us determine if the program is the right fit for you, we would like to see some creative or artistic work you have produced.
We understand that you may be coming from a different career track and may not have design work to show, however do not let this discourage you. Your life experience counts and is factored in.
Some types of work we would like to see are: invites, web pages, posters, photography, paintings, drawings, craft projects, video, or music. View some examples.
Bring 3 - 5 examples of work you have produced to the interview for review.
All potential students will be asked a specific set of questions to help determine if the program is the right fit for you.
NOTE: We will not consider incomplete applications.
It is essential you maintain an ACTIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT that we are able to communicate with you.
If you would like to receive occasional reminders or updates via text message, provide your telephone number and service provider (AT&T, Spring, Verizon etc.). Please note, text messaging does not replace the need for an active email account at all times.
You will be notified by email of your interview date and time. If for any reason you do not receive interview information within a week of contacting us, please follow up by telephone 509.533.3710, as it is important to us you are not overlooked. Your interview will be 15 minutes in length. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early.
In review, here are the steps in order...
- Complete your college application
- Take your placement tests
- Schedule your interview
- Send your essay to: email@example.com
- Organize and bring samples of work for faculty to review at the time of interview.
Checklist for the day of the interview:
__ Placement scores for reading
__ One Page Essay
__ 3 – 5 pieces of work to show faculty
Thank you for your interest in Graphic & Web Design programs at SFCC.
We look forward to meeting you :-)
To set up an interview email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For program information, contact faculty member:
Greg Stiles email@example.com