The Labette Community College Gallery Committee has chosen student, Callie Carpenter, as the winner for the John and Bonnie Latzer Student Art Award for the Spring 2017 semester.
WHY LCC GDT?
About the GDT Program
DESIGN THEORYStudents will gain a solid foundation of design principles and creative thinking in order to solve graphic design problems.
TRADITIONAL SKILLSStudents will learn the design process using traditional drawing and sketching through digital production.
NEW TECHNOLOGYCurriculum includes immersion in industry software and technology including the latest techniques in web design.
PHOTOGRAPHYStudents will learn about types of cameras, composition, exposure, studio lighting, and photo editing techniques.
COMPUTER LABOur courses include hands-on lab hours using industry standard equipment and Adobe CC software.
PORTFOLIO & CAREER PREPStudents will develop a portfolio of quality work used for gaining employment or for transfer to a four-year university.
Graphic Design courses are offered only once per year, therefore following the recommended course sequence is essential in completing degree requirements within a two year period. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your advisor to plan completion of general education requirements along with the core graphics.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Students can obtain entry-level employment in the field of graphic design or prepare for transfer to a four-year university. Career opportunities include positions such as graphic designers, desktop publishers, illustrators, production artists, photographers, prepress technicians, web designers, and multimedia artists.
Ready to Design your future?
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Graphic Design Club
Meet OUR GDC Officers
Melissa Kipp has A.A.S. & B.S.T. degrees in Graphic Design and Photography from Labette Community College and Pittsburg State University, in addition to an M.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Photojournalism. She has worked as a prepress technician, typesetter, web designer and developer, and freelance designer and photographer. Melissa has been teaching at Labette Community College since 2008 and also serves as the LCC Webmaster.
Melissa was named the 2016-2017 Distinguished Faculty Award winner. This award was developed to allow the college to publicly recognize and reward an instructor who has performed in an exemplary manner.
"Professor Kipp cares about the future of her students and wants to see them succeed, from the first day of classes, to the last teary eyed day when they graduate."
"I have become more confident in my abilities as a photographer thanks to Professor Kipp and strongly encourage others to take her classes."
"I always wanted to take Ms. Kipp’s classes, because she encouraged us to express ourselves in our graphic design projects."
"Taking classes ‘later in life’ can be intimidating. Fortunately, Ms. Kipp has a way of making everyone feel at ease. I appreciate the passion and knowledge she has for the subject and her style of teaching makes the course challenging yet, fun."
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Design your Future Today!
Where to Find UsLabette Community College
1st Floor, Rees H. Hughes Building
200 South 14th Street
Parsons, KS 67357
Get in TouchMelissa Kipp, Professor of Graphic Design
Phone: (620) 421-6700