Visual Communication—Graphic Design Certificate

Curriculum VIC.GRD.CERT (C348C)

(Total Program Credits: 30)

Explore the exciting world of Visual Communication at Triton College. In this creative program, you will work with practicing artist-educators to explore the artistic and technical components of Graphic Design. Master the tools of Adobe CC including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop with our hands-on approach to learning. Create professional marketing materials as well as works of art. The program teaches you how to develop your eye by exploring the principals of design. For the capstone project you will create a portfolio of your images to be used for self-promotion. Upon successful completion of this program, students may have the technical skills to gain entry level employment in the field of Graphic Design.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Graphic Design Certificate program, 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 standard.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses. Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
VIC 100Graphic Design

3 credits

VIC 104Computer Art I

3 credits

VIC 121Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3 credits

VIC 142Introduction to Illustrator

3 credits

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
VIC 172Web Page Design #

3 credits

VIC 202Advanced InDesign and Typography #

3 credits

VIC 242Advanced Illustrator #

3 credits

VIC 261Advanced Photoshop #

3 credits

VIC 282Portfolio for Graphic Design #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

See VIC course descriptions.

Coordinator: Jill LoBianco-Bartalis, Ext. 3528