The Graphic Design Certificate is designed for students with an interest in exploring graphic design with an emphasis on print media. Participants employ analog and digital processes and may elect to work across disciplines as they develop a portfolio of work that represents their personal voice and demonstrates the technical, critical, and analytical skills required of the field.
Note: Students enrolled in the Graphic Design Certificate should have access to a Mac or PC computer with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop installed. Before starting this program, students should feel comfortable navigating the directory structure and creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files and directories without assistance.
Prerequisite (1): Introduction to Graphic Design
Studio Courses (4): Select four 30-hour courses from those listed under the subject heading Graphic Design; you may also use Color Theory as one of your required studio courses
Electives (1): Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificates
Total required courses: 6
Completion of the Graphic Design Certificate requires a portfolio review, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work. The Certificate Program Completion Form can be found on the Forms and Downloads Page.
Note: Required courses may not be offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.