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Digital Graphic Design & Publishing

The primary goal of the certificate in digital design and publishing is to provide students a sequence of study that will offer them artistic and technical skills vital to the contemporary media design workplace. The coursework is intended to provide suitable preparation for entry level employment in computer design and publishing; it also enables people currently employed in computer design and publishing a means to upgrade and expand their skills.

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 33

Program Codes
Degree Option
Certificates
Hegis Code
5012
Curriculum Code
1782
General Requirements
9 credit hours
3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
3
 
PSY 1510: General Psychology or HIS 1540: US History Since 18653
3
 
CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science3
none
Core Requirements
24 credit hours
18
ART 1510: Drawing I3
ART 1530: 2-D Design & Color3
ART 1730: Introduction to Computer Art & Design3
ART 1740: Graphic Design, Layout, and Publishing Basics3
ART 1750: Graphic Design Applications3
ART 2730: Web Design and Animation3
3
ART 1611: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics3
3

Choose one course from the following. If a Studio Problems course is selected, it must be a course in multimedia or digital video.

ART 1500: Introduction to Art3
ART 1550: Survey of Visual Art: Prehistoric through Medieval3
ART 1560: Survey of Visual Art: Renaissance through Contemporary3
ART 1570: Basic Black and White Photography3
ART 2610: Studio Problems - Digital Video/Animation3
Important Points
  • Students are advised to select program electives after careful consultation with their advisors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in a variety of media production skills.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply production skills in the creation of effective media pieces.
  3. Apply knowledge of audience analyses in the design of their media pieces and production.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use industry standard media software to create media pieces and productions.
  5. Apply foundation knowledge, skills, and behavior to be successful in professional or academic work settings.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
 
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Deborah LanniProfessor, Communication/Media Arts98 COCE, Jamestown Campus716.338.1151Contact | Full Profile ▸