Department of Technology

Graphic Technology

Student completes a vinyl project in the graphics lab.Representing one of the fastest growing and largest industries in the nation, the Graphic Technology program at UNI features hands-on learning in state-of-the-art graphic communication labs.  Instruction in diverse areas such as traditional print publishing, digital publishing, and the industry workflows from design conception to product fulfillment; gives students the knowledge to be successful in this rapidly growing field.

The graphic technology program appeals to a variety of individuals including students with interest in creativity, technology and management.  Additionally, the program pairs hands-on imaging experience with general education courses providing students with a broad understanding of traditional and contemporary imaging and graphic processes and non-print digital imaging processes.

Students are challenged to apply a combination of lecture-based and practical application courses in order to complete real-world problems.  This program tests students with the most up-to-date standards in equipment and computer software to build relevant skills in vital areas of graphic technologies/communication.

Focus areas include:
Electronic and traditional printing
digital imaging
computer graphics
website development
digital photography
printable electronics and other related areas

The discipline includes media and mass communication involving creation, production, management and distribution of advertising, marketing, websites, books, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, packages and other media in printed and digital form.

In addition to learning about technology, the Department of Technology's Graphic Technology program includes the study of management and supervision necessary to properly operate successful business enterprises. All imaging processes and methods are presented through laboratory activities, discussion, observation and formal study.