Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate continual development of curriculum incorporating the critical elements of Graphic Design; continual development of curriculum incorporating the industry standard technical elements of Graphic Design; and demonstrate articulation with surrounding 4 year institutions and with the local Graphic Design Community. This certificate is intended to prepare students to communicate ideas and information using current graphic design practices. Students learn that by creating effective visual communication they make information accessible and comprehensible and give visual order, identification, and meaning to the many ideas existing within society. This program is designed for the students’ entry into the profession in a variety of areas: salaried “in-house” graphic designer for an agency, printing house or design studio, part-time or hourly designer for firms specializing in graphic design areas, or free-lance graphic designer.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
To explore major-related career information, click on the Career Profile link.
This certificate does not satisfy the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree.
|PREREQUISITE COURSES||REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE||UNITS|
|ART 130||2-D Foundations||3|
|ART 133||Digital Illustration||3|
|ART 134||Graphic Design Foundations||3|
|ART 135||Graphic Design Layout Software||3|
|ART 135 or equivalent||ART 136||Graphic Design Identity and Logo Development||3|
|ART 136 or equivalent||ART 137||Graphic Design Portfolio||3|
|ART 250||Designing Web Graphics||2.5|
|ART/PHOTO 250 or equivalent||ART 251||Web Design with Dreamweaver||3|
|ART/PHOTO 250 or equivalent||ART 255||Web Design with Flash||3|
|PHOTO 121||Photoshop I||3|
|TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED||28.5|
|August 2014||GCC Catalog 2014-2015|
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.
Recommended Program of Study
|1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd and/or 4th Semester|
|ART 130||3||ART 135||3||ART 136*||2.5|
|ART 133||3||ART 250* / 255*||2.5 / 3||ART 137*||2.5|
|ART 134||3||ART 151*||3|
|PHOTO 121||3||ART 250* / 255*||2.5 / 3|
|12 units||5.5 or 6 units||10.5 or 11 units|