Colleges and Universities offer print major

February 27, 2012 by  

The Princeton Review lists Communications as one of the top ten college majors in the US. One of the most versatile majors out there, Communications majors study everything from public speaking to journalism to graphic design and advertising, while some colleges and universities even offer more specific programs within the communications field, such as majors in communication disorders or printing technology.

According to, commercial printing is actually the third largest industry in the world. Students who choose to major in printing technology will learn to assemble film, to operate printing equipment, to cut and collate finished products, design publications on the computer, and more, making it a great major for those with a knack for computers and a good eye for design.

There are currently only around 25 four-year colleges and universities in the US which offer degrees in print technology, including the Art Institute of Atlanta, Eastern Kentucky University, the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and Texas A &M University, while about 100 more offer two-year programs, including Western Illinois University and Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas (between Cedar Park and Waco).

Print Management is another great major for anyone wishing to enter the print industry, which focuses more on the business side of things, such as accounting and supervising staff, than design and technology.

Either way, anyone who chooses to major in either Print Management or Printing Technology will receive a great, in-depth education, which is sure to be in demand by printing companies everywhere.