Graphic Design (CFGDTC)

Certificate

Students will focus on typography and the foundations of visual communication design for both print and on-screen media, and build skills in graphic design software. This program provides credits towards the associate in applied science degree in Graphic Design.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program provides students with entry-level skills in graphic design and allows students to upgrade or expand their present skills. It also is a path for upgrading or expanding skills in one's present employment. Students will focus on typography and the foundations of visual communication design for both print and on-screen media, and build skills in the most widely used graphic design software applications. This program provides credits towards the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design.

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Good computer skills and aptitude are required to enroll in GDT computer-based courses. GDT courses are taught using Macintosh computers.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Ingrid Ankerson
Kevin Woodland
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
GDT 100   Typography I 4
GDT 104   Introduction to Graphic Design 4
GDT 112   Principles and Problem-Solving in Graphic Design 4
GDT 220   Publication Design 4
WEB 115   Interface Design I 4
WEB 215   Interface Design II 4
  Restricted Electives: ART 101, ART 102, ART 111, ART 112, ART 114, ART 120, ART 122, ART 125, ART 127, ART 129, GDT 106, GDT 108, GDT 239, or any 100 level or higher ANI, PHO, VID or WEB course. 3
Total 27

Total Credits Required
27