Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement

The Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of graphic design, digital media, content creation, UX design, interaction design, web design, motion graphics, photography, animation, and video production. The skills covered include production processes, design thinking, project management, and collaborative teamwork. The program stresses design thinking processes as well as the professional and production methods used currently in industry. This program provides students with a comprehensive hands-on education that prepares them to earn industry-standard certifications. Students emerge with design practices to develop and produce marketing materials for their professional portfolio. Students develop a portfolio from projects that require written, oral, and visual presentations. The program also places an emphasis on creativity, design skills, digital portfolios, project management, problem-solving, global teamwork, and entrepreneurship options. 

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
DDP 102Digital Illustration3
DDP 103Publication Design & Production3
DDP 110Graphic Design3
DDP 111Advertising Design3
DDP 112Digital Typography3
DDP 113Design for Social Change3
DDP 116Social Media Design3
DDP 151User Experience Design3
DDP 195Business Practices and Portfolio Preparation for Creatives3
CIS 087Introduction to Programming Using Python3
Total Units30