This certificate is intended to prepare students to communicate ideas and information using current graphic design practices. 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 students’ 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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|PREREQUISITE COURSES||REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE||UNITS|
|ART 130||Design I||3|
|ART 133||Digital Illustration||3|
|ART 134||Graphic Design Foundations||3|
|ART 135||Graphic Design Layout Software||3|
|ART 135 or equivalent||ART 136||Graphic Design Identity and Logo Design||2.5|
|ART 135 or equivalent||ART 137||Graphic Design Portfolio||2.5|
|ART/PHOTO 250||Designing Web Graphics||2.5|
|ART/PHOTO 250 or equivalent||ART/PHOTO 251||Web Design with Dreamweaver||3|
|ART/PHOTO 250 or equivalent||ART/PHOTO 255||Web Design with Flash||3|
|PHOTO 121||Photoshop I||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.
|August 2012||GCC Catalog 2012-2013|
|Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.|