Graphic Design Certificate

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

* Prerequisites and Requirements1

Semester 1 Fall

Course SCH
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Page Design I 3
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3

Semester 2 Spring

Course SCH
ARTC 2347 Design Communications II 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3

Semester 3 Summer I

Course SCH
ARTC 1349* Art Direction I 3

Semester 4 Fall

Course SCH
ARTC 1327* Typography 3
GRPH 2309* Digital Pre-Press 3

Total 27 Credits

* See current catalog for prerequisites on all courses listed.

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