May 25, 2020
The Graphic Design certificate prepares students for positions as graphic designers and electronic publication design specialists in business, government and industry. See the coordinator for advisement and schedule planning.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
Program Coordinators, Fine Arts and Design:
Art, Design, and Interactive Media AFA/AA Area of Concentration:
CCBC Westside (Catonsville and Owings Mills)
443-840-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CCBC Eastside (Essex and Dundalk)
443-840-1767 or email@example.com
Interior Design A.A.S.:
443-840-4954 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Needed for This Program*
Program Requirements and Electives - 21 Credits
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
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.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- create and edit computer-generated images for both graphic and publication design applications;
- demonstrate an understanding of type as a design element, including the concepts of form and counterform, color, texture, contrast and movement;
- plan a publication cycle from start to finish, incorporating all elements necessary to produce complete communication pieces;
- use industry-standard software programs related to file management, electronic layout and design, and image editing/creation;
- develop solutions to communication problems through concept development and design application; and
- 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.