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Graphic Design Degree

Graphic Design Certificate and Degree

This program consists of 33 units

This award winning program provides opportunities for the student to develop fluency in contemporary graphic design issues and techniques.

Creative problem-solving

The emphasis of the program is on increasing the students' creative problem-solving abilities along with an introduction to design techniques and principals to provide the basic skills necessary to enter this growing, professional field.

Opportunities

Opportunities exist in advertising, corporate communication, retail businesses, and publishing among others.

Careers

Typical careers areas include; graphic design, illustration, package design, marketing communication, display design, typography and page layout, brand identity, logo design, photo editing and web page design among others.

The following classes are required for this program.

Number
Class Name
Units
GDS 035
Beginning Graphic Design
3.0
GDS 064
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
3.0
 
OR
 
GDS 068
Advanced Adobe Photoshop
3.0
Art 031A
Beginning Drawing
3.0
 
OR
 
Art 033A
Basic Design:Two-Dimensional
3.0
GDS 062
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
3.0
 
OR
 
GDS 066
Advanced Adobe Illustrator
3.0
GDS 063
Introduction to Adobe InDesign
3.0
 
OR
 
GDS 067
Advanced Adobe InDesign: Portfolio
3.0
GDS 045
Web Design With HTML and CSS
3.0
GDS 060
Page Layout & Typography
3.0
GDS 070
User Experience, Interface, and Multimedia Design
3.0
GDS 055A
Design Agency and Branding
3.0
GDS 085
Professional Portfolio and Design
2.0

 

Plus additional courses to complete the required minimum total of 32 semester units

GDS 011
The History of Modern Design
3.0
ART 031B
Intermediate Drawing
3.0
ART 033B
Basic Design: Three-Dimensional
3.0
ART 034A
Introduction to Digital Art
3.0
GDS 012
The History of Photography
3.0
GDS 015
Photo-media and Social Change
3.0
GDS 073
Digital Photography
3.0
GDS 046
Web Design and Development 2
3.0
GDS 047
Web Animation
3.0
GDS 080
Packaging Design
3.0
GDS 39A
3D Animation and Modeling Using Maya
3.0
GDS 074
Video Production 1
3.0
GDS 081
Motion Graphics with After Effects
3.0
GDS 064 *
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
3.0
GDS 068 *
Advanced Adobe Photoshop
3.0
ART 031A
Beginning Drawing
3.0
ART 033A
Basic Design: Two-Dimensional
3.0
GDS 062 *
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
3.0
GDS 066 *
Advanced Adobe Illustrator
3.0
GDS 063 *
Introduction to Adobe InDesign
3.0
GDS 067 *
Advanced Adobe InDesign
3.0

* If not used as a Core Curriculum Course

Close-up photograph of a woman's face.Quotation mark."I learned how to design business card, letterheads, package design and much more. Learned about color and text, and all the tools that makes a good product."- Graphic Design Student -Mission College