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, photography and media. Computer skills are developed through design, projects using software, including Adobe Creative Suite and other industry standard software.

Qualified individuals may find employment in advertising agencies, art departments and media studios. Typical job titles include: Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Design Assistant and Media Specialist.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ART 119

Two-Dimensional Design or

 

 

VIC 104

Computer Art I

3

 

VIC 100

Graphic Design

3

 

VIC 142

Introduction to Illustrator

3

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Two

 

VIC 121

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography

3

#

VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

#

VIC 204

Digital Mixed Media I

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Three

 

VIC 163

Digital Studio Photography

3

#

VIC 202

Advanced InDesign and Typography

3

#

VIC 242

Advanced Illustrator

3

#

VIC 261

Advanced Photoshop

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Four

#

VIC 190

Introduction to Digital Media and Animation or

 

 

VIC 285

Digital Video

3

#

VIC 282

Portfolio for Graphic Design

3

 

 

Program electives

6

 

 

 

12

 

 

Total credits required

48

See VIC course descriptions.

Program electives (6): ART 117◊, ART 119◊, ART 125◊, MCM 160◊, VIC 104◊, VIC 165, VIC 205, VIC 213◊, VIC 263, VIC 264◊, VIC 272◊, VIC 275, VIC 286◊, VIC 288◊, VIC 296

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/VisualCommunicationGraphicDesignCertificate.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.