The Certificate of Achievement in Illustration provides opportunities for career preparation by providing courses that meet workforce needs. Illustration skills are highly desirable not only in the graphic design profession but also in related fields, including social media,branding, marketing, and any profession that includes visual promotion.Students enrolled in this program develop basic and advanced skills in the integral processes of illustration while learning industry standard illustration software. The outcomes of the program align with professional illustration standards and are designed to produce a well-rounded,highly-trained graduate with sufficient expertise to be employable in an ever-expanding job market. Furthermore, the courses in this certificate will scale up to the Certificate of Achievement and AA degree in Graphic and Interactive Design.
The courses average 35 students per course. The number of projected completers per year is10. These figures are based on the number of students completing the program courses in the 2017-18 academic year. The annual enrollment for GID 43 is abnormally low due to the course not being available online in 2017-18. There is a high demand for professionals with illustration skills in the local job market, as well as in other regions of California.
The Certificate of Achievement in Illustration prepares students to be competent illustrator swhile providing the opportunity to gain skills necessary to advance their careers.
● Apply basic principles of illustration to create illustrations for branding, newsletters, packaging, marketing, and social media
● Create and produce professional quality original illustrations
● Illustrate with industry standard digital illustration devices and software
Students will be required to complete 4 courses for a total of 14 units.
|Required Core (14 units)|| ART 15A |
| Digital Painting I |
Graphic Design Drawing
Illustration & Digital Imaging
Careers in the Visual Arts
| Yr 1, Fall |
Yr 1, Winter
Yr 1, Spring
Yr 1, Winter