Adult Programs: Graphic Design Certificate
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.
New requirements - effective fall 2016 - can be completed in one year at a rate of two courses per semester and include the following:
- Introduction to Graphic Design
Studio Courses (4)
- Color Theory (formerly Color Theory for Designers)
- Digital Design: Adobe Illustrator
- Digital Design: Adobe InDesign
- Digital Design: Adobe Photoshop
- Introduction to Typography
Total required courses: 6
Graphic Design Certificate students can select and organize the studio course sequence according to their personal interests.
Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificate programs.
Completion of the Graphic Design Certificate requires a portfolio review by a Continuing Studies faculty member, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work.
Note: Required courses may not be offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.