Art and Design: Graphic Design Certificate Program

Program Description

A one-year course of study for people who hold an Associate or Bachelor's degree and who wish to concentrate in the field of Graphic Design. Not all courses are offered each semester.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Use graphic design elements, principles, and procedures to create appropriate visual communication;
  2. Understand the historical foundations of visual communications and recognize contemporary design concepts/trends;
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with industry-standard manual and digital tools;
  4. Demonstrate critical, analytical and aesthetic thought processes, as well as industry-standard vocabulary;
  5. Create a career, transfer or personal portfolio that demonstrates a broad understanding of graphic design skills, sensibilities, and techniques;
  6. Gain industry experience through an internship (optional)