Graphic Design Certificate

This certificate provides an introduction to graphic design. Students learn to use design elements such as typography, graphics, illustrations, and images to convey information in a compelling and persuasive way. Courses in this certificate cover basic techniques, software, and concepts necessary to create effective media or develop a foundation for future study.

Post-secondary Certificate - Graphic Design

College of the Arts and Media

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Required Courses12
Total Hours15

Degree Specific Credits: 15

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
GDSN 149ADigital Imaging I3
GDSN 231Graphic Design Applications3
or JRNL 430 Print & Web Editing & Design
GDSN 391Special Topics (Graphic Design II)3
MART 256Illustrator: Vector and Layout Design3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete one of one of the following courses:3
Printmaking I
Photo I-Technologies and Processes
Drawing II
Printmaking II
Data Arts
Magazine Production and Design
Intro to Motion Design
Principles of Interactive Media
Intro to Web Design

Minimum Required Grade: C-