Graphic Design (CP)
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The Graphic Design Certificate prepares students to conceptualize ideas, create original artwork, and develop visual design solutions. The program provides a foundation of aesthetic and technical skills through the study of fine art principles, the design process and graphic design practices. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, contextual project work, a focus on professional skills and building a portfolio of work. Graduates can seek employment as freelance graphic designers, production artists, digital graphics specialists, marketing assistants, or other graphic art production and support roles within a business.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|or PTWR 135||INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING|
|PTCS 110||PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS||5|
|Select one from the following:||5|
|INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)|
|SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)|
|INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (5 credits/units)|
|INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (5 credits/units)|
|Major Area Requirements|
|Fine Art Foundations|
|ART 103||DRAWING I||3|
|ART 110||CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT||3|
|ART 115||TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN||4|
|ART 145||DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I||3|
|Computer Graphics Technology|
|CGT 101||PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS||4|
|CGT 102||ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS||4|
|CGT 103||INDESIGN PAGE LAYOUT||4|
|ART 172||GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION||3|
|ART 173||GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I||4|
|ART 174||TYPOGRAPHY I||4|
|ART 208||DIGITAL PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION||4|
|ART 215||PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ART 270||PUBLICATION PRODUCTION||1-9|
|ART 271||TYPOGRAPHY II||4|
|ART 273||GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II||4|
|Select one from the following:||4|
|PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (4 credits/units)|
|CAPSTONE PRACTICUM (4 credits/units)|
|COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 1 (1-5 credits/units)|
Four credits/units required.
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Recognize and apply foundational art theory.
- Place design projects and issues in context of society and culture.
- Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
- Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.
- Effectively organize and manage graphic design projects.
- Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate graphic design projects.
- Demonstrate work and business ethics in graphic design practice.
- Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.