The Graphic Design Certificate prepares you to create digital and web designs which translate into applicable job skills.
Whether you are a beginner who is creating a portfolio for the first time or a more experienced designer who wants to upgrade your presentation, this certificate program will teach you how best to present your unique identity and to learn how to put together a memorable portfolio that you can add to your resume. This comprehensive certificate consists of 13 required courses which provide students the theory and hands-on applications needed to succeed as a Graphic Designer.
Registration and Tuition
This Certificate consists of 13 required courses. Tuition is $4,950 plus a one time $20 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually, with a $20 registration fee per semester. To register for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration. Click the button to view the Program Brochure.
Due to new Dreamweaver software updates, HTML has been added as a prerequisite beginning Summer 2014.
Course Materials, Books, Software: After 48 business hours following registration, you can be issued a student ID. With this ID a student can get a discount from, Adobe that now offers the iCloud: you pay a monthly student fee to have access to all Adobe products. Or you might be able to buy CS6 creative suite from Academic superstore.
Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester. There is a particular order you need to take the courses; you must take part 1 before part 2. The final courses are The Business of Graphic Design and Graphic Design: Making a Professional Portfolio.
|Fall 2014 Schedule||Day||Time||Dates|
|Adobe InDesign I, S1
|Adobe InDesign I, S2||Wednesday||3:00-5:00pm||9/10-10/15|
|Adobe InDesign II||Wednesday||7:40-9:40pm||10/29-12/10; Skips 11/26|
|Adobe Photoshop I, S1
|Adobe Photoshop I, S2||Friday||3:00-5:00pm||9/12-10/17|
|Adobe Photoshop II||Thursday||5:30-7:30pm||11/6-12/18; Skips 11/27|
|Adobe Illustrator I, S1
|Adobe Illustrator I, S2||Thursday||3:00-5:00pm||9/11-10/16|
|Adobe Illustrator II||Thursday||7:40-9:40pm||11/6-12/18; Skips 11/27|
|Visual Design for Everyone, S1||Monday||5:30-7:30pm||9/15-11/24; Skips 10/13|
|Visual Design for Everyone, S2||Monday||3:15-5:15pm||9/15-11/24; Skips 10/13|
|Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver||Sunday||10:00am-1:00pm||9/14-10/19; Skips 10/12|
|Introduction to Flash||Thursday||7:40-9:50pm||9/11-10/23|
|Graphic Design: Making a Professional Portfolio||Saturday||10:00am-1:00pm||9/20-11/22|
|The Business of Graphic Design||Wednesday||5:30-7:30pm||9/17-11/19|