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Graphic Design (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Graphic Design, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 25

About the Visual Arts and Humanities Department

Purpose: The graphic design certificate is intended for professionals already holding a degree who wish to make a career change or update skills in the graphic design industry. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Visual Arts Professional AAS Graphic Design Area of Concentration. The program provides an introduction to the design process from concept to completion. This certificate is not a substitute for a degree in graphic design.

Range of Occupations

  • Entry-level graphic designer
  • Freelance graphic designer
  • Graphic artist
  • Junior print designer
  • Junior graphic designer

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1.  Apply elements and principles of design to the creation of original design and art projects

2.  Apply conceptual and production techniques in the creation of a wide variety of design projects 

3.  Use industry tools to solve design problems on a personal and client level 

4.  Analyze primary historical periods and cultural trends in art and graphic design

5.  Develop a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates knowledge of type, color, form and layout

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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