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

#

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 below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

VIC.GRD.CERT

(C348C)

VISUAL COMMUNICATION-GRAPHIC DESIGN & GRAPHIC ARTS CERTIFICATE

50 0401

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

1

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 5,779.00

$ 2,132.00

$ 7,911.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

4

50

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

251121

Art, Drama and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1121.00

271021

Commercial and Industrial Designers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1021.00

271024

Graphic Designers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1024.00

271027

Set and Exhibit Designers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1027.00

271029

Designers, All Other

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1029.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

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.