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Graphic Design Certificate

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Program Coordinators:

Art Concentration:

CCBC Westside (Catonsville and Owings Mills)
Douglas McNamara
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4423 or dmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu 

CCBC Catonsville
Deborah Ciccarelli
Catonsville Campus
443-840-4181 or dciccarelli@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Eastside (Essex and Dundalk)
Sharon Trumbull
CCBC Essex
443-840-1767 or strumbull@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Essex
Jessica Walton
Essex Campus
443-840-1567 or jwalton2@ccbcmd.edu

Photography Concentration:

Hal Rummel
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4598 or hrummel@ccbcmd.edu

Interior Design Concentration:

Laura Kimball
CCBC Catonsville/Dundalk/Essex
443-840-4954 or lkimball@ccbcmd.edu

Art Education Concentration:

Paul Glasgow
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4425 or pglasgow@ccbcmd.edu


Program Requirements and Electives - 21 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

The Graphic Design certificate prepares students for positions as graphic designers and electronic publication design specialists in business, government and industry. Focusing primarily on print-based media, students will work on original projects to produce all types of print collateral, from flyers and posters to dimensional packaging and signage.

See the coordinator for advisement and schedule planning.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. create and edit computer-generated images for both graphic and publication design applications;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of type as a design element, including the concepts of form and counterform, color, texture, contrast and movement;
  3. plan a publication cycle from start to finish, incorporating all elements necessary to produce complete communication pieces;
  4. use industry-standard software programs related to file management, electronic layout and design, and image editing/creation;
  5. develop solutions to communication problems through concept development and design application; and
  6. create documents such as newsletters, marketing materials, training guides, catalogues, case studies, service procedures, assembly instructions, organization charts, financial data, reports, and visual training materials.

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