Product Design – Graphics – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1013.00

The program prepares students with an interest and strengths in graphics with a portfolio to enter the product design profession as an entry-level designer. The courses develop a focused range of knowledge and skills to seek employment with an emphasis on graphic application related to products. Projects emphasize creativity, function, environmental, and social concerns in addition to technical skills.

Portfolios can also be used for transfer application.

Completion of all courses with a grade of C or better is required for the certificate.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand the fundamental purpose of graphic design with application to product design.
  2. Create projects that demonstrate product-graphic design processes which include branding/identity, packaging, computer assisted drawing and painting.
  3. Analyze, evaluate and improve designs through the critique process.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
ART 015SKETCHING FOR DESIGN3
ART 016PERSPECTIVE3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
Semester II
ART 018RENDERING3
ART 033APRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION I3
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
Semester III
ART 033BPRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION II3
DMA 022ATYPOGRAPHY I3
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
Semester IV
ART 033CPRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION III3
PHOT 021INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY3
Total Units33

Recommended Electives

ART 001AHISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL3
ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
PHOT 021INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree