Visual Communication—Graphic Design Certificate

Curriculum VIC.GRD.CERT (C348C)

Offers students an opportunity to acquire skills in diverse industry of Visual Communication-Graphic Design. The certificate program provides background in art and design theories, typography and layout, print, web, photography and media. Computer skills are developed through design, projects using software, including Adobe Creative Suite and other industry standard software.

Qualified individuals may find employment in advertising agencies, art departments and media studios. Typical job titles include: Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Design Assistant and Media Specialist.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Graphic Design Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • design digital and print layouts that are based on foundational design principles;
  • create digital and print layouts that are based on proficiencies in typography;
  • develop visual narratives using illustration, raster images and photos in print and digital media;
  • define the production output process for print and media; and
  • produce a professional-level portfolio that gives evidence of meeting industry standards.

Semester One

ART 119Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

OR

VIC 104Computer Art I

3 credits

 

VIC 100Graphic Design

3 credits

VIC 142Introduction to Illustrator

3 credits

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Two

VIC 121Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3 credits

VIC 162Digital Photography

3 credits

VIC 172 #Web Page Design

3 credits

VIC 204 #Digital Mixed Media I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Three

VIC 163Digital Studio Photography

3 credits

VIC 202 #Advanced InDesign and Typography

3 credits

VIC 242 #Advanced Illustrator

3 credits

VIC 261 #Advanced Photoshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Four

VIC 190 #Introduction to Digital Media and Animation

3 credits

OR

VIC 285Digital Video

3 credits

 

VIC 282 #Portfolio for Graphic Design

3 credits

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 48

See VIC course descriptions.

Program electives (6): ART 117◊, ART 119◊, ART 125◊, MCM 160◊, VIC 104◊, VIC 165, VIC 205, VIC 213◊, VIC 263, VIC 264◊, VIC 272◊, VIC 275, VIC 286◊, VIC 288◊, VIC 296

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/VisualCommunicationGraphicDesignCertificate/50.0401-Gedt.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.