NEW GRAPHIC DESIGN CERTIFICATE!!!!!!!

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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.

To explore major-related career information, click on the Career Profile link.

 

PREREQUISITE COURSES
REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE
& UNITS

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.

What to do if you think you qualify for a WAIVER

If you are attempting to register for a class and find that there is a pre-requsite course you will not be allowed to register for your class until you have completed the pre-requsite class. The only exception is if you have the necessary academic and or professional experience to receive a waiver.

To obtain a waiver for a Graphic or Web Design course contact the Graphic and Web Design Chair Rebecca Hillquist at: rebeccah@glendale.edu

Please include the following information:
1. The class that you would like to waive
2. The class you you would like to take
3. The academic and or professional experience that you posses that qualify you for a waiver.

Be aware that if you waive a class you cannot use the waived class to obtain a certificate, even if you go back and take the class at a later date without petitioning the College.