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Graphic Design Level I

Arts Division
Certificate E0341

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. Students are given creative design and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media. This Graphic Design Level I certificate offers the essential skills required for entry-level employment opportunities as a production or layout artist, interface or content designer, publication artist, print advertising artist, or desktop publisher. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required Courses

ARTC 100Graphic Design I3
ARTC 120Graphic Design II3
ARTC 140Graphic Design III3
ARTC 160Typography3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
PHOT 5Digital Cameras and Composition1
Total Units16

Graphic Design Level II

Arts Division
Certificate T0369

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. Students are given a balanced blend of creative, design, and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media channels. This Graphic Design Level II certificate offers additional expertise necessary for employment opportunities in the field of Graphic Design. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required Courses

Completion of the Graphic Design Level I coursework16
PLUS
Completion of the Graphic Design Level II coursework18
Total Units34
Graphic Design Level I Coursework
ARTC 100Graphic Design I3
ARTC 120Graphic Design II3
ARTC 140Graphic Design III3
ARTC 160Typography3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
PHOT 5Digital Cameras and Composition1
Total Units16
Graphic Design Level II Coursework
Core Courses
ARTC 200Web Design3
ARTC 210Corporate Identity and Branding3
ARTC 220Graphic Design IV3
ARTC 272Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects3
ARTC 290Portfolio3
Required Electives
Choose one course from the following:3
ANIM 104
Drawing Fundamentals
ANIM 130
Introduction to 3D Modeling
ARTC 165
Illustration
ARTD 15A
Drawing: Beginning
ARTD 21
Design: Color and Composition
Total Units18

Recommended Elective

ARTC 299Work Experience in Graphic Design1
Recommended Path for Graphic Design Level II Certificate

Degrees

Fine Arts Emphasis in Graphic Design, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree A8983
An emphasis in Fine Arts provides the student with an understanding of the practices and theories of traditional and contemporary two and three-dimensional studio arts and an introduction to the history of Western art. In addition to the foundation courses, students select 12 Units from the list of approved electives.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
ARTD 17ADrawing: Life3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
ARTD 21Design: Color and Composition3
ARTD 25ABeginning Painting I3
ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional3
AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic3
or AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern3
or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
Choose twelve units from one of the following art categories:12
Ceramics
ARTS 30A
Ceramics: Beginning I
ARTS 30B
Ceramics: Beginning II
ARTS 31
Ceramics: Advanced Studio
ARTS 33
Ceramics: Hand Construction
ARTS 34
The Sculptural Vessel
Sculpture
ARTS 40A
Sculpture: Beginning
ARTS 40B
Sculpture: Intermediate
ARTS 40C
Sculpture: Carving
ARTS 41A
Sculpture: Life
ARTS 41B
Sculpture: Intermediate Life
ARTS 42
Sculpture: Mold Making
ARTS 46A
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
ARTS 46B
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Drawing
ANIM 101A
Drawing - Gesture and Figure
ARTD 16
Drawing: Perspective
ARTD 17B
Drawing: Life-Advanced
ARTD 23A
Drawing: Head and Hands
ARTD 23B
Drawing: Advanced Heads and Hands
ARTD 23C
Drawing: Expressive Heads and Hands
ANIM 101C
Figure Gesture Expressive Design
ANIM 107
Figure in Motion
ANIM 111A
Animal Drawing
ANIM 111B
Animal Drawing
ARTD 15B
Drawing: Intermediate
ANIM 101B
Figure Gesture - Design
Illustration
ARTC 100
Graphic Design I
ARTC 163
Dynamic Sketching
ARTC 165
Illustration
ARTC 167
Visual Development
or ANIM 167
Visual Development
ARTC 169
Contemporary Illustration
ARTC 290
Portfolio
ARTD 19A
Figure Painting
Figure
ANIM 101A
Drawing - Gesture and Figure
ANIM 101B
Figure Gesture - Design
ANIM 101C
Figure Gesture Expressive Design
ANIM 107
Figure in Motion
ANIM 111A
Animal Drawing
ANIM 111B
Animal Drawing
ARTD 17B
Drawing: Life-Advanced
ARTD 19A
Figure Painting
ARTD 23A
Drawing: Head and Hands
ARTD 23B
Drawing: Advanced Heads and Hands
ARTD 23C
Drawing: Expressive Heads and Hands
ARTS 41A
Sculpture: Life
ARTS 41B
Sculpture: Intermediate Life
Painting
ARTD 19A
Figure Painting
ARTD 25B
Beginning Painting II
ARTD 26A
Intermediate Painting I
ARTD 26B
Intermediate Painting II
ARTD 27
Painting: Watercolor
Printmaking
ARTD 43A
Introduction to Printmaking
ARTD 43B
Intermediate Printmaking in Intaglio and Relief
ARTD 44A
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography I
ARTD 45A
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting
ARTD 45B
Printmaking: Intermediate Screenprinting
ARTD 46A
Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype
ARTD 47A
Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes
ARTD 48A
Letterpress Book Arts
Gallery
ARTC 100
Graphic Design I
ARTG 20
Art, Artists and Society
ARTG 21A
Introduction to Exhibition Production
ARTG 21B
Intermediate Exhibition Production
Photography
PHOT 10
Basic Digital and Film Photography
PHOT 12
Photographic Alternatives
PHOT 20
Color Photography
And one of the followings:
PHOT 9
Digital Image Editing for Photographers
PHOT 17
Photocommunication
ARTC 100
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design
ARTC 100
Graphic Design I
ARTC 120
Graphic Design II
ARTC 140
Graphic Design III
ARTC 160
Typography
ARTC 200
Web Design
ARTC 220
Graphic Design IV
Total Units36

 Guided Pathway of Study