This course consists of on-the-job experience at an approved work site under the direct supervision of a professional who has a degree in graphic design. Each student spends a minimum of 15 hours per week working with professionals. Students apply practical knowledge and skills gained in the classroom in the work setting. Other experiences include attending staff meetings and becoming familiar with client communications, deadlines, and budgets. Students may work closely with designers or be given independent projects to complete. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour. NOTE: Previous on-the-job training or work experience may not be applied to fulfill the requirements of this course.