Graphic Design Level I (Certificate N0487)

Arts Division
Certificate N0487

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. Students are given creative design and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media. This Graphic Design Level I certificate offers the essential skills required for entry-level employment opportunities as a production or layout artist, interface or content designer, publication artist, print advertising artist, or desktop publisher. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
ARTC 160Typography3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
PHOT 58Photography & Video Social Media Marketing3
Total Units18

Program Learning Outcomes

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Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3
ARTC 100 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 3
PHOT 58 Photography & Video Social Media Marketing 3
Spring Term
ARTC 120 Print Design and Advertising 3
ARTC 140 Vector Design and Illustration 3
ARTC 160 Typography 3
Certificate: Graphic Design, Level I N0487 7
Submit petition:, Student Tab#45 5
 Total Units18
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