Program Overview

digital media design

Graphic Design Certificate


Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division,
Room B213, (847) 543-2040

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/dmd
Degree: Certificate
Plan 23TU

This certificate is designed for students seeking immediate employment as a graphic designer in such industries as print, publishing, advertising, digital media, and manufacturing. It also enables individuals working in Web front-end design and marketing to advance their marketability at current positions. The certificate provides students with the knowledge and hands-on training to achieve effective visual communications, through use of color, typography, and layout. Coursework includes history of graphic design, web page design, and packaging design. Students learn to build a strong portfolio that reflects their understanding of branding and clients' needs, creativity in visual problem solving, and proficiency in industry-leading software.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

14 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

2

course

History of Graphic Design

3

course

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

course

Typography

3

course

Digital Photography I

3

Second Semester

12 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Web Design and Development

3

course

Printing Production

3

course

Advanced Electronic Graphic Publishing

3

course

Packaging Design

3

Total Hours for Certificate

26

CLC 120 is an institutional requirement for graduation.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact an academic success advisor or the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division at (847) 543-2040.