Art and Graphic Design - Certificate

The Graphic Design certificate will prepare students for entry level employment in a broad range of industries.

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A grade of C- or better in required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 31

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
ART 101GOrientation in Art3
ART 150Drawing I3
ART 1552-D Fundamentals3
ART 160Computer-Based Illustration3
or CMT 142 Computer Illustration
ART 161Digital Imaging I3
or CMT 145 Image Processing I
ART 163Digital Graphics3
or CMT 140 Print Media I
ART 165Web Page Design3
or CMT 130 Introduction to Web Design
CMT 190Digital Video Production I3
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Elective Course 13
Total Credits31

A Suggested Plan of Study - Graphic Design Certificate

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ART 101G Orientation in Art 3
ART 150 Drawing I 3
ART 155 2-D Fundamentals 3
ART 161
Digital Imaging I
or Image Processing I
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
ART 160
Computer-Based Illustration
or Computer Illustration
ART 163
Digital Graphics
or Print Media I
ART 165
Web Page Design
or Introduction to Web Design
CMT 190 Digital Video Production I 3
Elective Course 1 3
 Total Credits31