Certificate – Graphic Design

A one-year certificate comprised of concentrated classes that accumulate toward a certificate in graphic arts. Through hands-on training, students learn what the pros know about graphic design including digital photo manipulation and computer illustration. Students receive up-to-date training using industry-standard hardware and software. Topics include the principles of design, typography and color theory, with an emphasis on how to set files up for commercial printing. Students will design professional projects including logos, business packages, brochures, newsletters and billboards.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester #1

Course SCH
ARTC 1310 DESIGN CONCEPTS 3
ARTC 1325 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS 3
ARTC 1305 BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN 3
ARTC 1353 COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION 3
ARTC 1302 DIGITAL IMAGING I 3

Semester #2

Course SCH
ARTC 1349 ART DIRECTION I 3

Semester #3

Course SCH
ARTC 1327 TYPOGRAPHY 3
GRPH 2309 DIGITAL PRE-PRESS 3