Bachelor of Science (B.S.):
Graphic Communications Management

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The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications Management (GCM) degree program prepares you to become a manager and leader in the fields of digital publishing, print, and multimedia communications.

As a graphic communications major, you will become skilled in:

Industry management
Business management principles
Computer applications
Analytical/verbal communication
Interpersonal skills
Solid work ethics

Through classroom and practicum experiences, you are encouraged to embrace the ever-changing and evolving technological advancements that occur within the industry. You will build private and public partnerships through field trips, internships, networking with industry professionals and alumni during industry events and laboratory experiences.GCM students have a full range of high-quality printing machinery and technology, along with computer labs to offer a hands-on learning experience. Laboratory experiences will reinforce communication management, math, science, and technical concepts while challenging students’ problem-solving abilities. Printing labs are located in the Carruth Building.

From Concept to Delivery

Georgia Southern University is the only institution in the Southeast to offer dual degree majors in Graphic Communications Management and Graphic Design. You can major in one degree while minoring in the other for a full scope of the design and production process – making our graduates uniquely marketable.

Graphics Communication Management (B.S.) students are required to take a sampling of both art and business courses to begin their studies. These courses introduce both the artistic and business management skills that will be necessary for students to be successful in their professional careers.

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Career Outlook
Graphic Communications is the United States most geographically dispersed manufacturing industry and is a major force in the economy of every state.  Every state has at least 60 printing plants, more than 1000 employees, and more than $190 million in production. The average state has more than 700 printing plants with 20,000 employees and more than $3 billion in shipments. (, 2012)
The Bureau of Labor statistics projects the following through 2014:

  • 5.6 percent growth in production jobs
  • 9.6 percent growth in supervisors and managers
  • 8.1 percent growth in job printers
  • 14.2 percent growth in bindery workers

(Education Summit for the Graphic Arts, 2008)

Graphic Communications Management is stable and there is ample opportunity for career growth. Graphic communication jobs are located in every state, and in every type of community, from rural areas to the largest cities. (Education Summit for the Graphic Arts, 2008)
Types of Jobs
Press (Conventional)
Human Resources
Production Manager
Plant Manager
(NAPL Organization Development & Compensation Study 2007)
General Manager
Plant Manager
Production Manager
Plant Superintendent
Office Manager
Art Director
Chief Technology Officer
Computer Operations Mgr
Database Manager
EDP Supervisor
Customer Service Representative
Traffic Manager
Quality Control Supervisor
(Printing Industries of America Compensation Report, 2008)
GCM Faculty


NOTE: The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications Management program currently is not accepting new students.

Last updated: 3/1/2016

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