The Digital Graphic Arts Certificate is offered through Evening and Weekend Programs.
The Certificate of Accomplishment in Digital Graphic Arts begins with the basic building blocks of design and the principles of perception and visual literacy. With a focus primarily on the processes of preparing documents for publication, students use industry standard applications such as the Adobe® suite to produce hands-on projects aimed at increasing their knowledge of design principles applied to problems of visual communication. A final capstone course involves developing several highly finished portfolio pieces of one’s own work.
The certificate is appropriate for students who desire to expand or sharpen skills already in use in the workplace or for students who are studying graphic design for the first time.
The program is designed to prepare completers of the Certificate in Digital Graphic Arts to meet the following outcomes:
Recommended course sequence: take
Understanding the Design Process followed by Creative Thinking and Design. Follow with other courses as available. Take Developing a Portfolio last.
- Use traditional and digital media techniques and processes, including industry standard computer applications, to create, reproduce, and distribute visual and print messages.
- Apply the elements of visual art and principles of design to real world projects.
- Employ print production skills to a variety of publication projects.
Evening and Weekend Programs
Required Courses: (12 credits and 1.8 CEU)
Elective Courses: (3.0 CEU)