Academic Catalogs

Digital Art Production, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 2_CN_DART

Control Number: 42329

Not Financial Aid Eligible


This Certificate of Achievement will prepare the student for a career in the field of graphic design with an emphasis on printing and production technologies. The certificate will focus on graphic design production skills in page layout and design, visual communication for print publications, and prepress and reproduction processes.

Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:

  • Web Designer
  • Animator
  • Corporate Designer
  • In-house Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Editorial Designer
  • Typography Designer
  • Illustrator

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Produce commercial artwork utilizing principles of design and layout.
  2. Interpret terminology for effective design and production and discussion of digital art projects.
  3. Utilize software to produce digital art projects.
  4. Use software to correct and prepare digital art for commercial printing.

Review Graduation Requirements

Course Title Units
Required Courses
DART G100Introduction To Digital Arts3
DART G135Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator3
DART G150Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop3
DART G174Print and Digital Publication Design3
DART G179Digital Prepress3
PHOT G190Digital Photography 13
Total Units18

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general maps for students to finish all requirements for the Certificate. There may be advisories or time requirements that students may want to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
DART G100Introduction To Digital Arts3
DART G135Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator3
DART G150Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop3
Units9
Course Title Units
Semester 2
DART G174Print and Digital Publication Design3
DART G179Digital Prepress3
PHOT G190Digital Photography 13
Units9