Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Digital Graphic Design

See also Graphic Communications (374.2) and Art program (026).

ALLEGHENY  
Certificate (376.2)

This program is a concentration of traditional and digital courses to develop students' skills in graphic design. The certificate program is ideal for those students seeking professional development or improving on current skills. Graduates may find employment as a web production designer, a print production artist or as a solo designer. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of elements, principles, phases and theory of art and design.
  2. Demonstrate technical skills in vector, raster, page layout and web design applications.
  3. Show traditional conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  4. Illustrate a design portfolio of projects that are viable in today's market.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 33

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ART-109 

Drawing 1

3

ART-113

Graphic Communication 

3

ART-114 

Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-148

Color

3

ART-150

Introduction to Digital Graphic Design

3

                    

     Total Credits 

15

Second Semester

ART-130
ART-144   

Photography 1 or 
Digital Photography                         

3

ART-165  

Digital Publishing                             

3

ART-168  

Digital Imaging                                  

3

ART-170 

Web Graphic Design

3

ART-250 

Advanced Digital Graphic Design   

3

ART-265

Portfolio  

 3

Total Credits 

18

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