This one-year certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various careers requiring commercial art and/or communication design production skills. The program’s courses include the rapidly advancing technology of computer graphics and hands-on training in typography, layout production, and design fundamentals. The credits acquired in this program are applicable toward the A.A.S. in Graphic Design.
The objectives of this program are to:
Demonstrate entry-level professional Photoshop skills including selecting, editing, retouching, and com positing images.
Exhibit a refined use of color appropriate for each client and project.
Research and select appropriate typefaces and design typography to support the branding or communication goal of a particular client or project.
Utilize a professional design process including research, concept development to create professional level Web page designs.
Create a consistent, visually appealing web page layouts utilizing Web Editors, hand-coding using HTML and CSS.
Students may need to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.