Certificate - Graphic Design

The Certificate in Graphic Design spotlights the design process and how to develop a project from concept to delivery. The program covers design and technology processes that are used in print, web, visual, and production design. Students will learn the elements of and how to design posters, packages, publications, exhibitions, information displays and web pages. Students will learn imaging creation using contemporary technical skills and industry standard software. These studio courses provide students with practical experience in design across multiple design disciplines and media. Students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their design skill and knowledge.

Candidates for the Graphic Design Certificate are required to complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours and have a
cumulative grade point average of 2.0. BS Graphic/Visual Design Majors are not eligible for this certificate. 

After completing the Graphic Design certificate students will be able to:

1. Define and explain the elements, principles, and core concepts of design.

2. Demonstrate technical knowledge and competency with current design tools and technology.

REQUIRED COURSES
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
GV 248Typography3
GV 329Digital Illustration3
GV 335Graphic Design II 3
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING3
Art and Design Foundations
Drawing I
Web Design for Non-Majors
Web Design I
User Experience Design
Photography I
Total Hours15
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Candidates for the Graphic Design Certificate are required to complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours and have a  cumulative grade point average of 2.0. BS Graphic/Visual Design majors are not eligible for this certificate. A minimum grade of  C+ must be earned for all courses in the Graphic Design Certificate.