Graphic Design and Library Technology

Information Management and Design

Explore the possibilities of the digital world. Choose from eight creative degree and certificate options, including graphic, web and video game design.

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What is Graphic Design and Library Technology?

Graphic Design and Library Technology has three tracks for you to choose from. Each track leads to a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree. Choose from Graphic Design, Video Game Design, or Library Information Technology.  We also have certificate options available in Graphic Design, Video Game Design, Digital Video Editing, and Library Information Technology. Certificates consist of five or six specialized courses in the area of your choice.

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Learn all these skills and more in BCTC’s Graphic Design and Library Technology program!

The Graphic Design and Library Technology (GDLT) program at BCTC prepares students for a career in design, with several specialization options for certificates or an associate degree. Students will learn how to use software from the Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro.

Students interested in becoming graphic designers, web designers, video editors, or video game designers should check out the credential options in BCTC’s IMD program.

Credentials available

Certificates in Graphic Design, Video Game Design, Digital Video, and Library Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science degree in Graphic Design and Library Technology with tracks in Graphic Design, Video Game Design, and Library Information Technology.

GDLT at BCTC

The project-based courses in the GDLT program have assignments designed to simulate working with clients. Examples of class projects include filming and editing music videos, logo design, character modeling for video game design, and much more!

Our instructors are connected to the local design industry, and AAS students will gain on-the-job experience through our required internship program.

Classes are available in person at the Newtown Campus and online.

Our students find jobs in these areas:

  • Multimedia companies
  • Ad agencies as graphic/web designers
  • In-house graphic designer
  • Freelance

Recent graduates find jobs starting around
$15 per hour for graphic designers with little to no experience.

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or are working and would like to learn more about specific software programs, we can accommodate your needs. Even if you already have a higher-level degree, you can learn the concepts and skills required within your focus area and build a strong portfolio.

Contact Drew Hunt, GDLT Program Coordinator at: andrew.hunt@kctcs.edu / (859) 246-6287

Featured Career: Graphic Designer

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$19,34719$36,91836$41,81941$46,53546$49,65649
Entry25%Median75%Experienced
Career Salaries
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYStats) in 2017 for the BLUEGRASS LWA region.
Entry Median Expert
Digital Video $32,533 $43,624 $64,957
Library Information Technology $25,956 $30,793 $40,167

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

AAS

Graphic Design (PDF) (Word)
Library Information Technology (PDF) (Word)
Video Game Design (PDF) (Word)
Web Design (PDF) (Word)

Certificate

Digital Video (PDF) (Word)
Graphic Design (PDF) (Word)
Library Information Technology (PDF) (Word)

AA/AS Focus Areas

Focus area options in graphic design and video game design were recently added, and more information will be posted soon. Please contact Drew Hunt, andrew.hunt@kctcs.edu, with questions.  The focus areas will allow you to complete an AA/AS degree with fifteen hours of electives in graphic design or video game design.

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Drew Hunt
Graphic Design and Library Technology
Associate Professor
859.246.6287
andrew.hunt@kctcs.edu