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Graphic Arts Degree

Graphic Arts Certificate and Degree

This Program Consists of 23 units

The pace and volume of content distribution continues to accelerate. This increasing demand for information and communication promises to keep the graphic arts field expanding with a wealth of job, career, and creative opportunities, both in the print field as well as on the web.

Multiple opportunities

Opportunities range from electronic page layout, illustration, visual asset production for the web, print production, image manipulation, and presswork. Continual advances in technology contribute to new and unexplored avenues for the creative arts.

Number
Class Name
Units
GDS 062
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
3.0
GDS 063
Introduction to Adobe InDesign
3.0
GDS 064
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
3.0
GDS 066
Advanced Adobe Illustrator
3.0
GDS 067
Advanced Adobe InDesign
3.0
GDS 068
Advanced Adobe Photoshop
3.0
GDS 085
Professional Portfolio and Design
2.0


Plus select an additional course (or courses) to complete the required minimum total of 23 semester units 

GDS 060
Page Layout & Typography
3.0
GDS 035
Beginning Graphic Design
3.0
GDS 011
The History of Modern Design
3.0
GDS 055A
Design Agency and Branding
3.0
GDS 045
Web Design With HTML and CSS
3.0
CAP 046D
Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
1.0
CAP 046E
Intermediate Microsoft Powerpoint
1.0
GDS 056
Advanced Presentation Design
3.0
Art 033A
Basic Design: Two-Dimensional
3.0
Art 033C
Basic Design: Color
3.0
GDS 070
User Experience, Interface, and Multimedia Design
3.0
GDS 080
Packaging Design
3.0
GDS 015
Photo Media and Social Change

3.0


Close-up photograph of a woman's face.Quotation mark."I learned so many new skills, and really got better at using the ones I already new. It amazes me how much you can learn in just one semester."- Graphic Design Student -Mission College