Graphic Communications


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Welcome to Clemson Graphic Communications

Mission Statement

To develop dedicated, practical problem solving people for the printing, publishing, imaging, packaging and allied industries.


The numerous graphic communications industries encompass areas such as graphic design, distribution, technology, printing, packaging, marketing and web design/development. Think of each of the products you use every day, each of which were designed, marketed, printed, packaged, sold and delivered. 

The Department of Graphic Communications’ philosophy centers on a unique concept of hands-on learning. Students experience the equipment, theories, and necessary problem solving found throughout the diverse industries. 

Our graduates are very successful in a variety of professions within the realm of graphic communications. This is due to the department's outstanding faculty, curriculum, and the methods employed in our facilities. Each student is required to work two internships offering a wide range of experiences and the opportunity to build industry contacts for future employment. 

As a student in Graphic Communications you will develop both technical and creative abilities through a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum to become a successful professional in a technology driven and dynamic multi-billion-dollar industry.

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Anthony student spotlight 2014

Student Profile: To Infinity and Beyond!

By De Anne Anthony

I think of it as the other way around, journalism lead to my interest in Graphic Communications. Growing up there were three things that interested me: films/television, print, and music. Those three things still captivate me, even now. I was always intrigued by the stories and images that I would read in the various periodicals that my grandparents had in their home. I would sit and look through Newsweek, TIME, Jet, and Ebony magazines, even the ones my grandfather kept from the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and early ‘90’s...

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Engraver 2014 Spotlight Picture

Daetwyler donates gravure cylinder engraver

Daetwyler installed a Gravostar electromechanical gravure cylinder engraver at Clemson University the beginning of the spring semester. This is the first time Clemson’s graphic communications program has had the direct ability to engrave cylinders. The faculty is excited to have students learn first hand the engraving process and quality control procedures for electromechanical engraving...

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