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Graphic Design

Undergraduate level

Gain professional design skills with accredited, online graphic design courses. The certificate consists of six courses. Each is three credits.

Courses in this certificate include:

This course explores methods for generating original solutions to creative problems faced in graphic design. The importance of research and research methods is also emphasized. Prerequisite: None
This course analyzes the fundamental elements and principles of design necessary to solve graphic design problems. Topics including various elements and principles are studied and practiced. Problem-solving and critical thinking are developed through discussions and exercises.
This course introduces students to key Adobe software applications. The course addresses the individual tools each application offers, techniques associated with each tool or set of tools, and the proper application of each technique. Students will also be familiarized with various skills necessary for a designer including time tracking, invoicing, and contracts.
This course examines the history of contemporary graphic design. Students evaluate and discuss current design issues while emphasizing the evolution of visual communication and its impact on today's design. Students study famous designers and design movements and develop the ability to compare and contrast their work. Prerequisite: None
This course examines basic fundamentals specific to print design. Topics explored include typography, grid implementation, layout, balance, and color. Students are introduced to the design process and employ it taking a project from initial idea to final print. Prerequisite: GD116, GD210, GD211
This course examines basic fundamentals specific to web design. Topics include web standards, user interface design, pattern libraries, HTML and CSS. Prerequisite: GD116, GD210, GD211

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