The Graphic Design certificate prepares students for entry-level work in the visual media industry. The curriculum includes basic visual literacy and visual communication skills, the complete software package necessary for employment, typography, graphic design theory and application, and production classes that provide real-world hands-on learning experiences.
The skills that graphic designers possess transcend media boundaries. They may work in print media such as publishing, advertising and package design or three-dimensional media such as environmental graphics, exhibit or display design, or signage. They may design for electronic media such as television, the web, or multimedia or they may create motion graphics and titling for film and video. They may work in information design and interface design.
They may design packaging, books, magazines, and posters, all forms of advertising, corporate communications, corporate identity, environmental and retail design, web design, education design, or nonprofit design. Their creativity and skills are necessary wherever a message and an audience meet, regardless of the media.
27 semester units
A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the certificate.
|DGME 103||Thinking Visually: Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design||3 units|
|DGME 211||Media Design I: Illustrator||3 units|
|DGME 212||Media Design II: Photoshop||3 units|
|DGME 215||History of Graphic Design||3 units|
|DGME 220||Typography||3 units|
|DGME 230||Publication Design and Production with InDesign||3 units|
|DGME 235||Graphic Design Theory and Application||4 units|
|DGME 250||Digital Media Practicum||3 units|
|DGME 255||Portfolio||2 units|
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