Application Process

Throughout the academic school year, towards the end of the quarter  we schedule times to interview potential candidates for either an in-person or remote meeting. 

Now interviewing for SFCC Graphic Design program

Now accepting Applications for Academic Year 2024-2025

The SFCC Graphic Design program will be holding interviews on the following dates…

    • December 12 & 13, 2023
    • March 19 & 20, 2024
    • June 11 & 12, 2024

Once we’ve received your paperwork we will schedule an interview where you will meet with two of three full-time faculty members to review a set of questions that will help us get to know each other and ensure it is a right fit for all. Don’t feel you have to have all the right answers, just be yourselves.

Note: If you are applying for financial aid it is important to interview early.

All prospective students to the Graphic Design Program need to follow and complete the steps listed below. It is essential that you maintain an active email account so that we may provide all information needed in a timely manner.

To be admitted to the program, all applicants must complete the following:

1. College Application

  • Complete an online application.
  • For general information about admissions, contact the Admissions Office at 509-533-4356
  • Determine your placement in English and Math. Visit the Assessment Testing website to schedule an appointment or call 509-533-3401.

2. Set up at time for an interview

  • Contact us via email at graphicdesign@sfcc.spokane.edu to schedule an interview.
  • Include your name, student ID, and telephone number
  • You will be notified by email of your interview date and time. It is essential you maintain an ACTIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT. If for any reason you do not receive interview information within a week of contacting us, please follow up by telephone (509-533-3710). It is important to us that you are not overlooked.
  • Your interview will be 20 minutes in length. Dependent on COVID 19 regulations, interviews may be held via ZOOM Conferencing. If “In Person” interviews are possible, plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Applicants must be on time to be considered for admission.

    3. Written Essay

    • In a one page essay (typed), answer the following questions:
      Why do you want to get into the field of Graphic Design?
      The program is set up as if you are a Graphic Designer working for an agency. It is project driven and you are required to meet deadlines. What are your thoughts about this?–  What are your future goals?

    Submit the essay via email to graphicdesign@sfcc.spokane.edu

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      4. Show three to five examples of work you have produced

      During the interview…
      To help us determine if the program is the right fit for you, we would like to see some creative or artistic work. We understand that you may be coming from a different career track and may not have design work to show, however, do not let this discourage you. Your life experience counts and is factored in. Some types of work we would like to see are: yearbook, invites, logos, web pages, posters, photography, paintings, drawings, craft projects, video, or music.

      In review, here are the steps in order:

      1. Complete your college application.
      2. Schedule your interview.
      3. Write and submit your essay via email.
      4. Show up at the time of the interview.
      5. During the interview… provide three to five examples of work you have produced.

      5. Advice for Interviewing

      • Prior to the interview, if the interview is held remotely, please log onto Zoom and ensure you have allowed your computer or device to share audio and video, and have tested both.
      • Be 10-5 minutes early.
      • Relax, this is an informal interview that is an opportunity for us to get to know each other.
      • There are no right or wrong answers.
      • Have work examples ready to view.

      1. College Application

      • Complete an online application.
      • For general information about admissions, contact the Admissions Office at 509-533-4356
      • Determine your placement in English and Math. Visit the Assessment Testing website to schedule an appointment or call 509-533-3401.

      2. Set up at time for an interview

      • Contact us via email at graphicdesign@sfcc.spokane.edu to schedule an interview.
      • Include your name, student ID, and telephone number
      • You will be notified by email of your interview date and time. It is essential you maintain an ACTIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT. If for any reason you do not receive interview information within a week of contacting us, please follow up by telephone (509-533-3710). It is important to us that you are not overlooked.
      • Your interview will be 20 minutes in length. Dependent on COVID 19 regulations, interviews may be held via ZOOM Conferencing. If “In Person” interviews are possible, plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Applicants must be on time to be considered for admission.

        3. Written Essay

        • In a one page essay (typed), answer the following questions:
          Why do you want to get into the field of Graphic Design?
          The program is set up as if you are a Graphic Designer working for an agency. It is project driven and you are required to meet deadlines. What are your thoughts about this?–  What are your future goals?

        Submit the essay via email to graphicdesign@sfcc.spokane.edu

        .

          4. Show three to five examples of work you have produced

          During the interview…
          To help us determine if the program is the right fit for you, we would like to see some creative or artistic work. We understand that you may be coming from a different career track and may not have design work to show, however, do not let this discourage you. Your life experience counts and is factored in. Some types of work we would like to see are: yearbook, invites, logos, web pages, posters, photography, paintings, drawings, craft projects, video, or music.

          In review, here are the steps in order:

          1. Complete your college application.
          2. Schedule your interview.
          3. Write and submit your essay via email.
          4. Show up at the time of the interview.
          5. During the interview… provide three to five examples of work you have produced.

          5. Advice for Interviewing

          • Prior to the interview, if the interview is held remotely, please log onto Zoom and ensure you have allowed your computer or device to share audio and video, and have tested both.
          • Be 10-5 minutes early.
          • Relax, this is an informal interview that is an opportunity for us to get to know each other.
          • There are no right or wrong answers.
          • Have work examples ready to view.

          Thank you for your interest in Graphic Design Program at Spokane Falls. We look forward to meeting you.

          Waiting for an interview or FALL quarter to start?
          Here is a list of courses you can take out of sequence.

          For program information, contact faculty member: 
          Greg Stiles greg.stiles@sfcc.spokane.edu