Graphic Design Level II (Certificate T0369)

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.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Completion of the Graphic Design Level I coursework16
Completion of the Graphic Design Level II coursework18
Total Units34
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Graphic Design Level I Coursework
ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
ARTC 160Typography3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
PHOT 5Digital Cameras and Composition1
Total Units16
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Graphic Design Level II Coursework
Core Courses
ARTC 200Web Design3
ARTC 210Corporate Identity and Branding3
ARTC 220Creative Design and Compositing3
ARTC 272Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects3
ARTC 290Portfolio3
Required Electives
Choose one course from the following:3
Drawing Fundamentals
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Drawing: Beginning
Design: Color and Composition
Total Units18

Recommended Elective

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ARTC 299Work Experience in Graphic Design1

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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.
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