Jan 27, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Catalog 2022-2023

Graphic Design Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


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


Credit Certificate 

Program Code


398

Contacts and Additional Information


Department Chair:

William Niebauer
443-840-1568 or wniebauer@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:​

Art, Design, and Interactive Media AFA/AA Area of Concentration:

CCBC Catonsville
Sarada Conaway
443-840-4699 or sconaway@ccbcmd.edu

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

Interior Design A.A.S.:

Vacant           

 

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*


Program Requirements and Electives - 21 Credits


Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*


Note


*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.

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 graphic 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 design cycle from start to finish, incorporating all elements necessary to produce complete communication pieces;
  4. use industry-standard software programs related to file management, layout and design, and image editing/creation;
  5. develop solutions to communication problems through concept development and design application; and
  6. create charts, documents, marketing materials, training guides, catalogs, and instructions for print and screen-based design.

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