Visual Communication—Graphic Design Certificate

Curriculum VIC.GRD.CERT (C348C)

Offers students an opportunity to acquire skills in diverse industry of Visual Communication-Graphic Design. The certificate program provides background in art and design theories, typography and layout, print, Web, and multimedia. Computer skills are developed through design, projects using software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Dreamweaver and others.

Qualified individuals may find employment in advertising agencies, art departments and media studios. Typical job titles include: Graphic Designer, Web Page Artist, Commercial Artist and Photo-Manipulation Artist.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ART 119

Two-Dimensional Design

3

 

VIC 100

Graphic Design

3

 

VIC 104

Computer Art I

3

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Two

 

VIC 121

Introduction to Quark InDesign

4

 

VIC 142

Introduction to Illustrator

4

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

4

 

VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography or

 

 

VIC 163

Digital Studio Photography

3-4

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VIC 202

Graphic Design Typography

4

#

VIC 242

Advanced Layout and Illustration

4

#

VIC 261

Advanced Photoshop

4

 

 

 

15-16

Semester Four

#

VIC 282

Portfolio Design and Production

4

 

 

Program electives

6-9

 

 

 

10-13

 

 

Total credits required

52-56

See VIC course descriptions.

Program electives (9-12): Any ART or VIC course

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/VisualCommGraphicDesign_Certificate_C348C.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.