Advertising & Graphic Design Certificate

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The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials.

Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography and electronic media.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, and a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.


Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
GRD 110 Typography I 2 2 3
GRD 141 Graphic Design I 2 4 4
GRD 151 Computer Design Basics 1 4 3
5 10 10
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
GRA 255 Image Manipulation I 1 3 2
GRD 142 Graphic Design II 2 4 4
3 7 6

Total Semester hours credit: 16