Graphic Design Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


The  Graphic Design Certificate provides the skills necessary to create raster and vector based digital designs and illustrations. Emphasis is placed on development of a portfolio for employment and/or advancement. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (18 units):
MAD 122 CHistory of Graphic Design3
MAD 100 C Introduction to Media Arts Design-Mac3
or MAD 101 C Introduction to Media Arts Design-Win
MAD 116 C Graphic Design I (formerly ART 140 C)3
MAD 102 C Introduction to WEB Design (formerly Introduction to WEB Graphics-Mac)3
or MAD 103 C Exploring WEB Design (formerly Introduction to WEB Graphics-Windows)
MAD 112 CElectronic Illustration-Mac3
or MAD 113 C Electronic Illustration - Windows
MAD 134 CDigital Imaging-Mac3
or MAD 135 C Digital Imaging - Windows