GDS Degrees and Certificates
- GRAPHIC DESIGN AS and CERTIFICATE
- WEB DESIGN CERTIFICATE
- DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION CERTIFICATE
- WEB DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE
- GRAPHIC ARTS AS and CERTIFICATE
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Digital Photography CRN: 51183 - GDS 073
This introductory course emphasis is placed on aesthetics, composition, content and the technical and creative design skills required to create effective digital images using digital cameras and a variety of software packages
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CRN: 51182 - GDS 064
This is a beginning course for graphic designers, artists, and photographers. Students learn how to create original artwork, refine photographs and manipulate digital imagery.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 51471 - GDS 062
In this course, students use Adobe Illustrator to create vector-based graphics such as technical illustrations, logos, photo-realistic images, and other artwork used in print publications and on the web.
CRN: 51181 - GDS 045
CRN: 51821 - GDS 049
These two courses focus on the design and technical skills required to create effective web designs using HTML, CSS and a variety of software packages and use WordPress to build dynamic websites that can be updated easily.
Here are some of the classes running this semester
- History of Photography(GDS 12)
- Beginning Graphic Design(GDS 35)
- Web Design with HTML and CSS(GDS 45)
- Page Layout and Typography(GDS 60)
- Introduction to Adobe Illustrator(GDS 62)
- Introduction to Adobe InDesign(GDS 63)
- Introduction to Adobe Photoshop(GDS 64)
- User Experience, Interface, and Multimedia Design(GDS 70)
- Digital Photography(GDS 73)
Graphic Design and Multimedia
The Graphic Design and Multimedia department at Mission College combines software training with a strong emphasis on creative problem solving. If you live in Santa Clara, San Jose, Silicon Valley, or anywhere in the Bay Area, you can take classes at Mission College. We have in-person as well as online classes to serve our student's needs.
- Earn an associates of science degree (AS) or certificate
- Get hands-on training in digital software and web design
- Take classes on your schedule, online, in the evening or in-person
|Program||cost per unit
|Mission College||$46 per unit|
|Academy of Art University||$917 per unit|
|San Jose State University||$190+ per unit|
How about one of these exciting Graphic Design courses?
Mobile Game Design
Learn what it takes to design a mobile game app with GDS 041 and GDS 082.Search for Classes
Web Design & Animation
Interested in web design and animation? Take either GDS 045, 043A 047 or 081.Search for Classes
Indesign, Illustrator & Photoshop
Learn the Adobe suite for the first time or sharpen your skills with our variety of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign classes.Search for Classes
Typography & Package Design
Master the skills of design and learn to present them with GDS 060 and GDS 080.Search for Classes
Thank you for your interest in a class at Mission College!