The Graphic Design certificate is intended to prepare students to communicate ideas and information using current graphic design practices. Graphic Design students learn that by creating effective visual communication they make information accessible and comprehensible and give visual order, identification, and meaning to the many ideas existing within society. This program is designed for the student’s entry into the profession in a variety of areas: salaried “in-house” graphic designer for an agency, printing house or design studio, part-time or hourly designer for firms specializing in graphic design areas, or free-lance graphic designer.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
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REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE
ART 130 Design I 3
ART 134 Graphic Design Foundations 3
ART 135 Graphic Design Layout Software 3
ART 136 Graphic Design Identity and Logo Development 2.5
ART 137 Graphic Design Portfolio 2.5
PHOTO 121 Photoshop 1 3
ART 133 Digital Illustration 3
ART 250 Designing Web Graphics 2.5
ART 251 Web Design with Dreamweaver 3
ART 255 Web Design with Flash 3
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 28.5
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.