Graphic Design Fundamentals
|Next Start Term||Fall quarter 2022|
|Location||Online with synchronous class meetings|
|Schedule||Tuesdays, 6 - 8:50 pm|
|Cost||$30 - $60 enrollment fee plus tuition. See Academic Certificate Costs and Aid for more information about tuition.|
What you'll learn
This three-course certificate will show you the power of effective graphic design and prepare you for careers in visual communication.
Learn foundations of graphic design such as image-making, typography, and composition through project-based assignments from home. Explore the principles of design and communication with these robust courses that encourage you to play with ideas to discover your style and personal brand identity.
To participate in this remote-learning certificate, students will need access to a laptop or desktop computer with a multi-core processor and minimum 8GB RAM, digital camera (phone camera is fine), access to the internet, and a flat working surface.
Graphic Design I: Principles and Practices for Artists and Designers
Study the power of graphic design and experiment with fundamental principles and practices in image-making, typography, and visual composition through project-based assignments. This course will focus on both hand-work using art materials and digital design with Adobe Creative Cloud Express.
Graphic Design II: Brand Identity and Print Publication for Artists and Designers
Build on the foundational principles and practices of visual design by directly applying your skills to create two brand identity style guides. Learn to use Adobe InDesign, gain familiarity with web design, and deepen your knowledge of typography and publication.
Graphic Design III: Capstone Projects, Professional Portfolios, and User Interface Design for Artists and Designers
Focus on effective concept and project development in this project-intensive course. Design and complete an individual capstone project and build a professional digital portfolio of your art and design work. Learn to create digital portfolios with Adobe Portfolio and WordPress.