Advanced Certificate, Graphic Arts and Media Technology
Graphic Design Track
The Advanced Certificate, Graphic Arts & Media Technology, Graphic Design Track, offers advanced classes that further develop skills for employment, and serves as the third year of an on-site four-year degree program. The program instructs in both theory and application of graphic design for print and display-based media including current graphics software and technologies. Students completing the advanced certificate will be eligible to enter the fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts program.
Students completing the certificate will:
- Understand and apply historical and current design theories and concepts in the production of visually engaging media that meets the requirements of the graphics industry.
- Acquire a broad skill set in current graphics related technologies, including computer software applications, processes and other production techniques used in the graphics industry.
Admission into the Advanced Certificate Program requires either completion of the Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Arts & Media Technology or completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Communications. Note: students with an AAS may also need to complete Fine Arts/Humanities (3) and Science (3) courses. All students must satisfy General Education Certificate requirements of Communications (3), Mathematics (3), and Human Relations (3) courses. Program Advisement is highly recommended. Please contact the department to make an appointment or for more information.
|Core Business Course|
|BUS 330||Business Presentations||3|
|ENT 240||Marketing for Small Business||3|
|Graphic Design Track - Production Courses|
|GRC 310||Typography II||3|
|GRC 353||Commercial Printing Processes II||3|
|GRC 355||Graphic Design II||3|
|Core History Courses|
|GRC 300||History of Graphic Arts and Media Technologies||3|
|Choose one from the following list:||3|
|Survey of Art History I|
|Survey of Art History II|
|Women in Art|
|Special Topics in Art History|
|Core Capstone Course|
|GRC 390||Junior Capstone||3|
|Graphic Design Track - Production Electives||6|
Choose and two 200- or 300-level ART, GRC or VIS courses not listed above