Germanna Community College’s certificate in graphic design will give the student an exposure and overview of the field of graphic design. Studies in drawing, fundamentals of design, color theory and use of the computer as a design tool will be incorporated into the classes. The student will gain knowledge in layout and design, typography, print production and studio procedures. Awareness of the many faceted career options will be explained. The understanding of the field of graphic design and its role in the workplace will help the student to pursue more fully one of these avenues of study. A portfolio of work will help the student enter internships and advanced studies at a 4-year institution.
Graphic design, advertising design, environmental design, illustration, production artist, digital imaging, web design and other related occupations.
All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.
The curriculum includes courses in graphic design, art history, general education and electives. Students are urged to consult with a faculty advisor in selecting elective courses. The final course, Portfolio and Resume Preparation (ART 287), requires students to develop and submit a portfolio of their artwork for approval by the instructor(s), and suitable for presentation.
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Graphic Communications Certificate Curriculum:
|Total Minimum Credits||33-34|
|ENG 111||College composition I||3|
|ART 102||History and Appreciation of ART II||3|
|ART 121-122||Drawing I-II||8|
|ART 131||Fundamentals Of Design I||4|
|ART 180||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 283-284||Computer Graphics I-II||8|
|ART 287||Resume and Portfolio Preparation||1|
First Year Fall
First Year Spring
Second Year Fall
- Graphics electives could include ART 116, 132, 141, 261, 265, and PHT 164.