Graphic communications is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country – and the numbers are growing. Through our program, you’ll explore the in’s and out’s print and digital publishing, learning industry workflows ranging from design conception to product fulfillment and beyond.

As a Graphic Technology major at UNI, you’ll learn on equipment that is widely used in the industry – from screen printing to laser cutting. Through the practical application of printing, computer graphics, digital photography, and publishing, each student graduates with a wide range of skills applicable in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation.

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Affordable education

Our department alone awarded $45,000 in scholarships to our students last year.


Student/faculty ratio

With an average class size of 12 students, you’ll receive personalized attention and support from professors.


growing field

Graphic technology is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country – and the numbers are only growing.


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Department of Technology
University of Northern Iowa
Industrial Technology Center 25
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0392

Phone: (319) 273-2561

Undergraduate Majors RFI Form

Graphic Technology at UNI

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Through the internships I’ve had so far in college, all of my employers have been surprised by my experience with coding and design. Graphic Tech teaches you highly employable skills right from the start.

Cayla Fulcher
Graphic Technology major


Students completing a Graphic Technology degree at UNI have an abundance of job opportunities throughout the graphic communications industry. Recent graduates have taken their skills to the world of graphic design, printing and publishing, digital imaging, photography and web development, just to name a few. Careers in the field include:

  • Print Technician
  • Digital Graphic Designer
  • Technology Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Imaging Specialist
  • Graphic Coordinator


Coursework involves hands-on learning and lab experiences, applying your skills to real projects. Graphic Technology career track courses include:

  • Digital Imaging: Photography fundamentals for digital imaging. Emphasis on developing calibration, creating profiles for digital cameras, imaging technologies, and output devices.
  • Estimating and Management: Learn project management workflow principles in the publishing industry. Study the development of marketing strategies for variable data printing and ancillary services.
  • Digital Pre-Media: File preparation, digital pre-press techniques, variable data implementation, interactive pdf creation, color management and e-publishing.
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Grafx Club

Through the Graphic Technologies Club (Grafx Club), students get the opportunity to work on real projects, while honing their leadership and management skills. The Grafx Club also gives students the chance to interact and network with graphic communications industry personnel – opening doors to future careers.