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Career Outlook Graphic Design Level II: Generalist

Arts Division
Certificate T0683

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. In this Level 2 Generalist emphasis, students are given a balanced blend of creative, design, and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print and web. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required Courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Graphic Designers

      Graphic Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1024.00

      Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.18

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $57,214.76
      Annual Job Openings
      4,468

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

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  • Graphic Design Level II: Marketing

    Arts Division
    Certificate T0684

    This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. In this Level 2 - Marketing emphasis, students are given the creative, design, technology, business, and marketing skills necessary to design, develop, and execute successful advertising, marketing, and branding strategies. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

    Required courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design Level 1 Coursework18
    PLUS
    Completion of the Graphic Design - Level 2 - Marketing Coursework15
    Total Units33
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Graphic Design - Level 1 Coursework
    ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
    ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
    ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
    ARTC 160Typography3
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    PHOT 58Photography & Video Social Media Marketing3
    Total Units18
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design - Level 2 - Marketing Coursework
    ARTC 200Web Design3
    ARTC 210Corporate Identity and Branding3
    ARTC 290Portfolio3
    BUSM 20Principles of Business3
    BUSS 36Principles of Marketing3
    Total Units15
  • Graphic Design Level II: Motion Graphics

    Arts Division
    Certificate T0685

    This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. In this Level 2 - Motion Graphics emphasis, students are given the creative, design, and technology skills necessary to design and develop successful video and motion graphics for web, social media and other marketing channels. These skills include the development of commercial-art-related motion graphics, distributed on or through various marketing channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and business websites. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design Level 1 Coursework 18
    PLUS
    Graphic Design - Level 2 - Motion Graphics Coursework15
    Total Units33
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Graphic Design - Level 1 Coursework
    ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
    ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
    ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
    ARTC 160Typography3
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    PHOT 58Photography & Video Social Media Marketing3
    Total Units18
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design - Level 2 - Motion Graphics Coursework
    ARTC 200Web Design3
    ARTC 220Creative Design and Compositing3
    ARTC 272Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects3
    ARTC 290Portfolio3
    R-TV 19ABeginning Video Production3
    Total Units15
  • Graphic Design Level II: Web Design

    Arts Division
    Certificate T0686

    This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. In this Level 2 - Web Design emphasis, students are given the creative, design, and technology skills necessary to design and develop successful websites and apps for desktop and smart devices. These skills include user interaction, user experience, responsive design, client-side markup and programming, servers, and server-side programing. Employment opportunities include working as a graphic/web designer in a small business, graphic design studio, print shop, advertising agency, web development studio, or as a freelancer. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design Level 1 Coursework18
    PLUS
    Completion of the Graphic Design - Level 2 - Web Design Coursework15
    Total Units33
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Graphic Design - Level 1 Coursework
    ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
    ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
    ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
    ARTC 160Typography3
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    PHOT 58Photography & Video Social Media Marketing3
    Total Units18
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design - Level 2 - Web Design Coursework
    ARTC 200Web Design3
    ARTC 230Web Design II3
    ARTC 290Portfolio3
    CISW 17HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Programming3
    CISW 21Secure Web Programming with ASP.NET3
    Total Units15

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