Design Media Art – Graphic Design – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1030.00

The field of graphic design involves bringing ideas to the printed page or screens. Concepts covered include design history, page layout, typography, research, branding, and interaction design/user experience (UX). Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand and apply the vocabulary of the graphic design field, design research, and the process of design thinking.
  2. Create advanced original design projects that analyze, define, and solve problems in visual communications.
  3. Utilize the critique process and research to analyze the effectiveness of visual communications on graphic design projects.
  4. Apply knowledge of page layout software to produce graphic design projects.
  5. Create and present a portfolio of original student work that reflects an advanced understanding of visual communication and design principles.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
DMA 002HISTORY OF DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS3
DMA 010DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
Semester II
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
DMA 022ATYPOGRAPHY I3
DMA 032INTERACTION DESIGN3
or DMA 034 USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (UX)
Semester III
DMA 020BGRAPHIC DESIGN II3
DMA 098DESIGN/MEDIA ARTS INCUBATOR3
Total Units24

Recommended Electives

ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
BUS 002PERSONAL FINANCE3
BUS 009INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
BUS 010INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT3
BUS 011ABUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
CINE 026ABEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING3
COLL 001FIRST YEAR SEMINAR3
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 022BTYPOGRAPHY II3
DMA 050WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT3
DMA 060CREATIVE CODING3
DMA 062CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET3
DMA 064CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES3
DMA 070MOTION GRAPHICS3
MRKT 020PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MRKT 123PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS3
MRKT 150SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR BUSINESS3
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree