Graphic Design and Production Option, Certificate of Achievement
Banner code: 2_CT_DART
Financial aid: Eligible
The Digital Arts program prepares students for employment in the field of graphic design illustration. It consists of applied exercises in advertising thinking, visual communication, graphic design, illustration, and preparation of art for reproduction. Starting this academic year, some of the courses from Digital Arts have been merged with Recording Arts and Broadcast Video to create the new Digital Media program. This exciting new program will train students with the best of multimedia design concepts, tools, and projects to integrate video, audio, and graphics. Please see the Digital Media section in this catalog for details. This option will prepare the student for employment in the field of graphic design illustration. It consists of experiences in lettering, applied design, photography, and reproduction processes. The focus is upon an introduction to advertising thinking, visual communication, and skills in graphic design, illustration, and preparing art for reproduction.
Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:
- Graphic Design Illustration
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Generate artwork utilizing advanced principles of design and applying these to a multimedia environment.
- Interpret terminology for effective generation and discussion of advanced level digital art projects.
- Utilize software to generate advanced level digital art projects.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.
|DART G103||Digital 2D Design||3|
|DART G135||Introduction To Adobe Illustrator||3|
|DART G150||Photoshop, Beginning||3|
|DART G152||Using Photoshop, Intermediate||3|
|DART G170||Graphic Design Principles||3|
|DART G174||Introduction To Page Layout & Design - Adobe Indesign||3|
|DART G177||Graphic Design Principles On The Computer||3|
|DART G222||Digital Imaging||3|