Portfolio Exhibition


To satisfy coursework necessary for completion, all students enrolled in the Graphic Design and Communications program are required to put together a design portfolio. In the span of four semesters the students typically do over 50 projects, yet the portfolio will challenge them to choose a fraction of these to demonstrate and creatively present their skills, talent, abilities and personality. This two-year culmination of hard work will commence next Friday, May 6th in the BSC Graphic Design and Communications Department. An open exhibition of this year’s student design portfolios will take place in the Career Academy Rooms 305 A&B from 10am to noon. Four professional reviewers will be conducting ‘interviews’ as part of this final assessment of student learning. Meet the design students, see their portfolios and ‘network’. All are welcome, so if you get the opportunity please stop by.

Watch the birdie

Portrait photography isn’t just about taking photos, it’s about making people look great. The sophomore Graphic Design and Communications students have taken that idea to heart. The group just finished its second portrait assignment and the results are spectacular.

After  working through a few examples, students went to work shooting and editing their first portraits. They took what they learned from the first portrait assignment and applied it to the second with the results improving even more.

The photos below represent a cross section of the photos from the portrait assignments. Stop by the Kirkwood Mall April 18 through the 20th to see more of the students work on display.

Spring Show set to start


Freshmen and sophomore Graphic Design and Communications students have been working hard throughout the year. The annual Spring Show will be held from April 18 – 20 at the Kirkwood Mall to showcase their hard work. Students will be displaying page layout, packaging design, magazine layouts, fonts they have created, photos and much more.

GDC Students Win with ‘Skills’


The Promotional Bulletin Board Team comprised of second year students Kayla Miller, Taylor Kurtz and first year student Ethan Arlien took first place.


Second place Promotional Bulletin Board went to first year students Jerica Jesz and Miranda Nelson.


Advertising Design finalists Kayla Miller (2nd), Taylor Kurtz (1st) and Makayla Graner (3rd).


Brock Brosious took home a second place in Photography.

High school and college students across the state of North Dakota competed in this year’s State SkillsUSA competition held April 3-5 on the Bismarck State College campus in the Career and Technology Center. Sixteen BSC Graphic Design and Communications Students took part in three different skill areas: Advertising Design, Promotional Bulletin Board and Photography. Among the winners were first year students Ethan Arlien, Monte Arso, Chelsy Ciavarella, Jerica Jesz, and Miranda Nelson as well as second year students Brock Brosious, Taylor Kurtz, Kayla Miller, and Makayla Graner. Students who placed first may compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 19-24 in Kansas City.