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Level 1 Certificate Graphic Design

Level 1 Certificate Graphic Design

Program Description:  The graphic design awards cater to an array of students, including those looking to attend school full-time or working professionals seeking to refine skills or learn a new trade. It is recommended that students possess basic computer literacy skills when entering this program. The courses are designed to equip students with a foundation in art and design as well as a workplace-competent portfolio needed to enter into the industry.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1313 - Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration 3
IMED 1316 - Web Design I 3
ARTS 1311 - Design I 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
ARTC 2313 - Digital Publishing II 3
IMED 2315 - Web Design II 3
ARTV 1351 - Digital Video 3
ARTS 1316 - Drawing I 3
ARTS 2356 - Photography I 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
ARTC 2335 - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
SPCH 1321- Business & Professional Communication 3
ARTS 2313 - Design Communication I or ARTS 2314 Design Communication II 3
ARTC 1349 - Art Direction I 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Level 1 Certificate
Total Program Hours 42

Marketable Skills

  • Ability to plan, design, and produce a workplace competent commercial product
  • Ability to analyze workplace strategies, techniques, trends and technology in the commercial applied arts