Graphic Design Level II

Arts Division
Certificate T0369

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. Students are given a balanced blend of creative, design, and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media channels. This Graphic Design Level II certificate offers additional expertise necessary for employment opportunities in the field of Graphic Design. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Research and interpret information necessary to develop an effective message(s) and strategy for a commercial art assignment.
  • Develop and communicate creative, visual solutions for a commercial art assignment.
  • Design commercial art products that effectively utilize principles and elements of design.
  • Select and use appropriate, industry standard tools and technology to produce commercial art products.
  • Present their commercial art products, explaining and defending their strategic choices, creative ideas and design decisions.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Completion of the Graphic Design Level I coursework16
PLUS
Completion of the Graphic Design Level II coursework18
Total Units34
Graphic Design Level I Coursework
ARTC 100Graphic Design I 3
ARTC 120Graphic Design II 3
ARTC 140Graphic Design III 3
ARTC 200Web Design 3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional 3
PHOT 5Digital Cameras and Composition 1
Total Units16
Graphic Design Level II Coursework
Core Courses
ARTC 160Typography 3
ARTC 290Portfolio 3
ARTC 220Graphic Design IV 3
ARTC 272Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects 3
ARTC 280Commercial Art Studio 3
Required Electives
Choose one course from the following:3
Drawing Fundamentals
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Design: Color and Composition
Drawing: Beginning
Illustration
Total Units18

Recommended Elective

ARTC 299Work Experience in Graphic Design 1
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