Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

Graphic Design

Graphic designers are a must in today's marketplace. Print media is still the number one source for advertising. Graphic designers develop skills through training to meet the needs in all areas of communication arts, desktop publishing, Web design, and multimedia. Graphic design uses include identity (logos and branding), web site, publications (newspapers, magazines, and books), advertisements and product packaging. Design and composition is one of the most important features of graphic design. Possessing and refining your two-dimensional design skills will enhance the designer’s ability to develop a strong presence in print, as well as on the Web.

Length of Training

In this program, students will need to complete 144 hours of course work. This program provides a comprehensive foundation for 2-D graphic design, and may be completed in a minimum of two semesters by attending day, evening, and/or weekend classes.

Suggested Prep Courses:

  • Keyboarding (must type at least 20 wpm)
  • Computer Basics & Windows

Core Curriculum

Rubric Coursework Hours
ARTC 1051 Basic Drawing for Graphic Designers 24
GRPH 1002 Introduction to Graphic Design 24
ARTC 1090 Illustration 24
GRPH 1001 Adobe InDesign Page Layout I 24
GRPH 1051 Adobe InDesign Page Layout II 24
ARTC 1090 Photoshop I and II 48
  Total Program Hours: 144
Additional courses for Graphic Design
ARTV 1051 Digital Video: ARTV1351 96 hrs
ARTV 2041 Advanced Digital Video: ARTV 2041 96 hrs
ARTV 1043 Digital Sound: ARTV 1343 96 hrs.

Textbook and Flash drive required for all classes.
Classes will vary by semester

More Information

Please contact Judy:
972-238-6069 or
email JudyG@dcccd.edu

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