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

12 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

24

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

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.