Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Graphic Communications

General Information

Degrees Offered


The graphic communications philosophy centers on a unique ideal of hands-on learning. The students experience equipment, theories, and problem solving. The program's content and methods combine to make it unique and very successful as it feeds newcomers into the professions found under the umbrella "Graphic Communications." These precepts combined with the right mix of people - faculty and students - as well as the curriculum and the extensive facilities make us who we are.

About the Program

Mission Statement

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


Internships provide the real world component to Clemson's Graphic Communications program and are essential to every student's career preparation. Most employers also view this as an investment in their own future as they preview upcoming talent and contribute to the development of prospective employees. Many companies have employed interns on a continuous basis as an inherent part of their human resources program. Some fill regular positions by using three interns a year, one each school term. Others use interns to carry out special projects. In all cases, it is important for the intern to do "real work" for the benefit of the employer.

All GC majors are required to do at least two internships in order to receive their degree, and many complete three. Students are encouraged to work in different geographic locations, process areas, and segments of the industry in order to gain a broad experience in the workplace. It is believed that the ultimate success of Clemson GC graduates is due to their overall knowledge of the industrial and business settings.

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Nona Woolbright)

Application Requirements

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Nona Woolbright)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.

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