Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Design

Credits required 27

Dean

Joanne Preston

Program contact

Marisa Millard, Coordinator of Animation, Graphic Design, and Web Design, and Professor of Graphic Design, ext. 2691

Program Goals Statement

This certificate prepares students for careers in graphic design, including support positions for advertising, print, and interactive design. This certificate is particularly suited for those with a background in art or design who want to update or extend their skills.

Program Information

  • Students use the state-of-the-art Design Macintosh lab and industry-standard graphic software and peripherals.
  • Students gain a firm foundation in the creative process and use of visual language for communication and develop a professional-quality portfolio.
  • Related Programs
  • Graphic Design transfer program, Web Design & Media Arts career program

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

ART 261Graphic Design I

3 credits

ART 262Graphic Design II

3 credits

ART 266Typography Design

3 credits

ART 267Publication Design

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

(Note students with satisfactory drawing portfolio may take ART 216 instead of ART 111, with permission of director.)

Choose two electives from

ART 271Web Design I

3 credits

ART 276Multimedia Design

3 credits

ART 280Electronic Imaging

3 credits

ART 292Design Studio

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Consider taking ART 111 and ART 260 to lighten semester load.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ART 261Graphic Design I

3 credits

ART 266Typography Design

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Art Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Art Elective

3 credits

ART 262Graphic Design II

3 credits

ART 267Publication Design

3 credits

After BCC

Graduates work in graphic design firms, advertising agencies, publishing houses, and in Web design and in-house design departments of companies.

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