Digital Publication Certificate


The Digital Publication Certificate (formerly Desktop Publishing Certificate) is designed to teach publication design, building a portfolio representative of the student's artistic talents and technical proficiency. This certificate positions a student to seek and obtain employment in the fields of Advertisement and Graphic Design. This certificate requires a total of 26-30 units. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (15 units):
ART 145 FPublication Design3
DART 112 FVector Graphics3
DART 132 FDigital Imaging I3
DART 140 F Digital Publishing I3
DART 146 FDigital Publishing II3
Restricted Electives - Art and Printing courses (6 units):6
Basic Design3
Introduction to Printing3
Restricted Electives - Computer Graphics introduction course (3 units):3
Introduction to Digital Art3
Introduction to Web Graphics3
Introduction to Maya 3D3
Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching3
Restricted Electives - Choose any course not taken in the previous categories, or any course from the list below (2-6 units):2-6
Color Theory3
Basic Design3
Business Practices in Art3
Advertising Design3
Graphic Design II (formerly Production Techniques for Graphic Designers)3
Packaging Design3
Basic Drawing3
3D Modeling3
3D Computer Animation3
2D Computer Animation3
Interactive Multimedia Design3
Digital Photo Editing I3
Digital Video3
Basic Digital Printing (formerly PRNT 070 F)2
Electronic Prepress I6
Introduction to Printing3
Total Units26-30

Outcome 1: Apply the terminology of computer graphics to communications within the field of digital media.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate basic use of computer graphics software and hardware.

Outcome 3: Devise solutions to gain an understanding of computer technology vital to web designers.

Outcome 4: Develop digital artwork that clearly illustrates the student’s solutions.

Outcome 5: Evaluate digital media tools for their suitability to different areas of visual communications.

Outcome 6: Create a new document incorporating text and images, using page layout software.