Advertising and Graphic Design Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


The Advertising and Graphic Design Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the professions of advertising, graphic design or allied profession. The hands-on classes allow a student to create professional quality designs suitable for inclusion in a portfolio. This certificate requires a total of 40-41 units. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (34-35 units):
ART 123 FBusiness Practices in Art3
ART 140 F Graphic Design I (formerly Introduction to Advertising and Graphic Design)3
ART 145 FPublication Design3
ART 146 FAdvertising Design3
ART 147 F Graphic Design II (formerly Production Techniques for Graphic Designers)3
ART 148 FPackaging Design3
ART 299 FArt Independent Study1-2
DART 100 F Introduction to Digital Art3
DART 112 FVector Graphics3
DART 132 FDigital Imaging I3
DART 140 F Digital Publishing I3
DART 146 FDigital Publishing II3
Restricted Electives (6 units):6
Color Theory3
Basic Design3
Basic Drawing3
Digital Photo Editing I3
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Printing3
Total Units40-41

Outcome 1: Create computer-generated publication designs that are suitable for inclusion in a student's portfolio.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of electronic pre-press, typography, paper specification, and commercial printing methods.

Outcome 3: Apply the terminology of computer graphics to communications within the field of digital media.