Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5633
First Term: 2009 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 22
CIP Code: 50.0409

Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Digital Arts: Graphic Design prepares student to work in a specialized field of graphic design as production artists, graphic designers, art directors, pre-press specialists and service bureau personnel. The program emphasizes design and production principles and develops the student’s knowledge and skills required to solve graphic design and layout problems encountered in various print media. The program is designed for both those seeking to enter a career in graphic art and those already working in the field who wish to advance and update their knowledge and skills.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ADA/ART112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
+ ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
+ ADA/ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3
+ ADA/ART183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I 3
+ ART/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design 3
+ ADA/ART283 Computer Aided Graphic Arts II 3
Credits: 22

Program Competencies
1. Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (ART100, ART177, ART183)
2. Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically. (ART100, ART177, ART183)
3. Use a page layout software package to create camera-ready material. (ART183)
4. Operate computer hardware and use appropriate software. (ART169)
5. Use design elements and principles to produce various design projects. (ART112)
6. Create and produce Web pages by applying appropriate design, color, and graphics. (ART/MMT190)
7. Describe screen percentages, line art, halftone art, and four-color separation processes as related to the computer. (ART283)
8. Produce photographs that demonstrate principles of composition and design. (ART142)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2-24-09

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.