Graphic Design & Illustration
Certificates and Degrees

Certificates

Graphic Design Level I
Commercial and Entertainment Arts
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 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 I certificate offers the essential skills required for entry-level employment  opportunities as a production or layourt artist, interface or content designer,  publication artist, print advertising artist, or desktop pubplisher. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required courses for Graphic Design Level I:

Number

Course Name

Units

ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3.0 CSU, UC
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I 3.0
ARTC 120 Graphic Design II 3.0
ARTC 140 Graphic Design III 3.0
ARTC 200 Web Design 3.0
PHOT 5 Digital Cameras and Composition 1.0 
  Total Units 16.0

Graphic Design Level II
Commercial and Entertainment Arts
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 for Graphic Design Level II:

Completion of the Graphic Design Level I certificate coursework (16 units as listed above),
PLUS the following courses (18 units):

 Number

 Course Name

 Units

ARTC 160 Typography 3.0
ARTC 220 Graphic Design IV 3.0
ARTC 272 Motion Graphics, Compositing, and
Visual Effects
3.0
ARTC 280 Commercial Art Studio 3.0
ARTC 290 Portfolio 3.0
Plus One Elective  Elective (see choices below)  3.0
  Total Units  34.0

Electives:  Select one (1) course from:

 Number

 Course Name

 Units

ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals 3.0  CSU, UC
ANIM 130 Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation   3.0  CSU
ARTC 165 Illustration 3.0
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 21 Color and Composition 3.0  CSU, UC

 Recommended Elective:

ARTC 299 Work Experience in Graphic Design 1-3 Units

 

Web Design
Commercial and Entertainment Arts
Certificate L0618
This program is designed to provide students with a combination of design and technical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a Web page designer.

Required Courses for Web Design:

 Number

 Course Name

 Units

ARTD 20 Design: Two Dimensional 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I 3.0
ARTC 120 Graphic Design II 3.0
ARTC 160 Typography 3.0
ARTC 200 Web Design 3.0
ARTC 220 Graphic Design IV  3.0
ANIM 172 Motion Graphics 3.0  CSU

Total Units 21.0

Degrees

Graphic Design, AS Degree
Commercial and Entertainment Arts
Major S0318

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Commercial Art. Students will be given a balanced blend of creative, design, and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media channels. Production software is industry standard and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required Courses for AS Degree in Graphic Design:

 Number

 Course Name

 Units

ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 20 Design: Two Dimensional 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 25A Painting: Beginning 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I 3.0
ARTC 120 Graphic Design II 3.0
ARTC 160 Typography 3.0
ARTC 165 Illustration 3.0
ARTC 290 Portfolio  3.0
Plus One Elective  Elective (see choices below) 3.0

Total Units 30.0

Elective: Select one (1) course from:

Name

Description

Units

AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern 3.0  CSU,UC
or    
AHIS 5H History of Modern Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors 3.0  CSU,UC
AHIS 6 History of Modern Art 3.0  CSU,UC
or    
AHIS 6H History of Modern Art - Honors 3.0  CSU,UC

 

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Emphasis in Fine Arts Degree A8983

Concentration - Illustration

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 for one concentration.

Required Courses for AA Degree, Fine Arts, Concentration-Illustration:

Number

Course Name

Units

ARTD 15A   Drawing: Beginning 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 21     Design: Color and Composition 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3.0  CSU, UC
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3.0
AHIS 4 History of Western Art:Prehistoric through Gothic 3.0  CSU, UC
or    
AHIS 4H History of Western Art:Prehistoric through Gothic - Honors 3.0  CSU, UC
AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance through Modern 3.0  CSU, UC
or    
AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance through Modern - Honors 3.0  CSU, UC

PLUS Select twelve (12) units from the following:

 
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I 3.0  CSU
ARTC 163 Dynamic Sketching 3.0  CSU
ARTC 165 Illustration 3.0  CSU
ARTC 167 Visual Development 3.0  CSU
ARTC 169 Conceptual Illustration 3.0
ARTC 290 Portfolio 3.0
ARTD 19A Figure Painting 3.0

 

NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, students should consult the College Catalog for the most current and accurate information regarding courses.

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