The students in the Graphic Design and Multimedia Program at Mission College gain valuable experience in the real world.
With the help of instructor Melanie Kaye, and in competition with students from Santa Clara University, Mission College Graphic Design and Multimedia Students created the winning entry in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's second annual Create-a-thon. As a result, the client received $25,000 in ad space in the SVBJ.
One student worked at NASA on an internship producing in-house graphics materials.
Two students created the promotional material for a Mountain View City Council candidate.
A third was working for the Stanford Engineering Department on web and print work.
Many others were also working or doing internships at companies like Apple and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and non-profits like The Sierra Club, doing design work and visual communications.
A former student is illustrating a children’s book.
"The instructors in the Graphic Design department at Mission College want you to succeed. You can see that by the way they make themselves so readily available to their students."
"The instructors are great. They're very knowledgeable and have a lot of experience. I love that the instructors have done graphic design for a living and give insights on what it's like out there."
"Joining this department was one of the biggest desitions of my life, but so far, also one of my best. It has been a demanding time but rewarding as well and for once I feel truely prepared and ready to join the professional world."
"In this department you will do projects and assignments that are relevant to your future career in Graphic Design and will cause you to explore parts of your creativity that you never knew you had!"