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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Certificate: Graphic Design - Level I - E0341
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Creative Design and Compositing ARTC 220
  • Demonstrate creative thinking through the creation of thumbnails, sketches and comprehensives that communicate solutions to design problems.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking through the creation of thumbnails, sketches and comprehensives that communicate solutions to design problems.
  • Produce effective designs, advertisements, and packaging for use in a variety of commercial art applications.
  • Produce realistic-looking Photoshop composites.
  • Explain the necessity, purpose, and process of branding and advertising.
  • Present original design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique designs based on learned skills and concepts.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design ARTC 100
  • ARTC 100 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of three important design elements: color, shape, and space.
  • ARTC 100 students will produce composites in Photoshop using effective selection techniques and non-destructive editing.
  • Employ appropriate technology (hardware, software, and fabrication tools) to produce graphic design projects.
  • Produce composites effectively using Photoshop selection techniques.
  • Operate effectively within small teams to solve typical graphic design problems.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, roughs and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative thinking.
  • Design original commercial art, combining text and images to successfully communicate messages to a target audience.
  • Present original graphic design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique graphic design projects based on learned skills and concepts.
Print Design and Advertising ARTC 120
  • ARTC 120 students will be able to demonstrate basic competency in visually communicating layout ideas via thumbnails, roughs, and comps.
  • ARTC 120 students will be able to produce a creative brief that effectively communicates the nature and scope of a design project.
  • Propose and justify creative solutions to common print design problems.
  • Organize and prepare digital files for production.
  • Develop original print design projects.
  • Prepare digital files for print.
  • Present original print design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique student and professional print design products based on learned skills and concepts.
Vector Design and Illustration ARTC 140
  • Critique student and professional illustrations based on learned skills and concepts.
  • ARTC 140 students will be able to demonstrate competency in using Adobe Illustrator's pen tool.
  • ARTC 140 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of two important design principals: balance and contrast.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, roughs and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative thinking.
  • Design and produce information graphics.
  • Design and produce effective digital illustrations for use in print.
  • Present original digital illustration projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
Web Design ARTC 200
  • ARTC 200 students will be able to define common HTML5 tags.
  • ARTC 200 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of home-page usability design.
  • Produce HTML 5 slideshows and banner ads for use in web pages.
  • Compare and contrast the benefits of different graphic file types for use in web pages.
  • Correctly code a simple webpage in a text editor using HTML 5.
  • Design effective web site prototypes.
  • Produce effective and functional web sites.
  • Present original web site design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique web site design projects based on learned skills and concepts.