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Graphic Design Certificate

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 30 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The graphic design certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in quickly acquiring entry-level graphic design related skills. This twelve-month program targets people who already have a college degree and wish to change fields, displaced workers who need re-training in a new discipline, and individuals whose educational goals do not include a college degree. Students will learn concept-development, gain basic technical proficiency with industry standard software and hardware, and develop production skills. Students completing this certificate will develop a creative portfolio, as is expected by employers.

Recommended Course Sequence:
Summer Semester 0:
GRDSN 140; MM 140

Fall Semester 1:
GRDSN 142; GRDSN 143; GRDSN 150; Approved Elective

Spring Semester 1:
GRDSN 240; GRDSN 241; MM 142; Approved Elective


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
GRDSN 140GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3
GRDSN 142TYPOGRAPHY 3
GRDSN 143COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION I 3
GRDSN 150GRAPHIC DESIGN II 3
GRDSN 240ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3
GRDSN 241ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN II 3
MM 140MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION I 3
MM 142DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES 6

For Program Information Contact:
Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113