Multimedia Graphic Design

Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/Graphics

Graphic Design

The Associate of Applied Science in graphic design provides the skills necessary for entry into the field of graphic design. The graphic design profession involves graphic and advertising design, illustration, and digital media production. The CCD graphic design program helps you develop the basic skills for entry into the profession.

As a successful graduate of this program, you will enjoy a career in branding, publication design, Web design, advertising, package design, or environmental graphic design, where creative typography and images are needed to move ideas and information.

As a student, you will be expected to buy your own tools and materials. The beginning program courses require an original investment of between $100 and $300 and you are expected to add needed tools and materials as the program progresses.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 107 Career Math 3
MGD 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics 1 3
MGD 116 Typography I 1 3
ART 121 Drawing I 1 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
MGD 105 Typography and Layout 1 3
MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop I 3
MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator I 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
ART 111 Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1 3
MGD 141 Web Design I 3
ART 132 Visual Concepts 3-D Design 3
MGD 213 Electronic Prepress 3
MGD 203 Design and Concept 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
ART 112 Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1 3
ART 139 Digital Photography I 3
ART 151 Painting I 3
MGD 289 Capstone 3
MGD 114 Adobe InDesign 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60
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Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/Graphics

Graphic Design

This certificate provides you with the skills necessary for entry into the field of graphic design. The graphic design profession involves graphic and advertising design, illustration and digital media production. The CCD graphic design program teaches you to develop basic skills for entry into the profession.

As a successful graduate of this program, you may enjoy a career in branding, publication design, Web design, advertising, package design, and environmental graphic design, where creative typography and image are needed to move ideas and information.

This certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in graphic design.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MGD 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics 1, 2 3
MGD 116 Typography I 1 3
ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
MGD 105 Typography and Layout 1 3
MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator I 3
Choose One Graphic Design or Art Course 3
Digital Photography I  
Painting I  
Adobe Photoshop I  
Adobe InDesign  
Web Design I  
 Subtotal9
Third Semester
MGD 203 Design and Concept 3
MGD 213 Electronic Prepress 3
Choose One Graphic Design or Art Course 3
Digital Photography I  
Painting I  
Adobe Photoshop I  
Adobe InDesign  
Web Design I  
 Subtotal9
Fourth Semester
MGD 289 Capstone 3
 Subtotal3
 Total Credits30

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