This major will prepare the student for employment in the fields of graphic design, illustration, website design, advertising and marketing, and social media marketing. It consists of experiences in applied design, digital imaging, graphic design principles, layout and design, and website design. The focus is upon an introduction to design thinking, visual communication, and skills in graphic design, illustration, web design, and graphic art for print and digital delivery
GWC expects 10-15 completers for this degree.
The goals of this Certificate is to produce students who are able to obtain positions working in the graphic design industry with the expectations that the following outcomes will be achieved:
OUTCOME 1: Apply graphic design principles in the ideation, development, and production of visual messages
OUTCOME 2: Create communication solutions that address audiences and contexts, by recognizing the human factors that determine design decisions
OUTCOME 3:Identify and utilize design history, theory, terminology, and criticism from a variety of perspectives, including: art history, communication/information theory, and the social/cultural use of design objects.
OUTCOME 4:Utilize relevant applications of tools and technology in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages.
OUTCOME 5:Synthesize design processes and strategy from ideation to production to creatively solve communication problems.
Based on the recommendation from the DART Advisory and in alignment with other regional colleges, the following classes will be included in the program.
(Y1 or S1)
|DART G100||Introduction to Digital Arts||3||Y1|
|DART G105||Digital 2D Design & Color Theory||3||Y1|
|DART G170||Graphic Design Principles||3||Y1|
|DART G135||Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator||3||Y1|
|DART G150||Digital Editing 1: Beginning Photoshop||3||Y1|
|ART G139||History of Graphic Design||3||Y2|
|DART G152||Digital Imaging II: Intermediate Photoshop||3||Y2|
|PHOT G190||Digital Photography 1||3||Y2|
|DART G174||Print and Digital Publication Design||3||Y2|
|DART G177||Professional Practice for Designers||3||Y2|
|DART G178||Web Design 1||3||Y2|