Graphic Design

Graphic designers are a must in today’s marketplace. Print media is still the number one source for advertising. Graphic designers develop skills through training to meet the needs in all areas of communication arts, desktop publishing, Web design, and multimedia. Graphic design uses include identity (logos and branding), web site, publications (newspapers, magazines, and books), advertisements and product packaging. Design and composition is one of the most important features of graphic design. Possessing and refining your two-dimensional design skills will enhance the designer’s ability to develop a strong presence in print, as well as on the Web.

Length of Training

In this program, students will need to complete 144 hours of course work. This program provides a comprehensive foundation for 2-D graphic design, and may be completed in a minimum of two semesters by attending day, evening, and/or weekend classes.

Suggested Prep Courses:

  • Keyboarding (must type at least 20 wpm)
  • Computer Basics & Windows

Core Curriculum

RubricCourseworkHours
ARTC 1051Basic Drawing for Graphic Designers24
GRPH 1002Graphic Design 36
ARTC 1090 Illustration 24
GRPH 1001Adobe InDesign Page Layout I24
GRPH 1051Adobe InDesign Page Layout II24
ARTC 1090Photoshop I and II48
 Total Program Hours:144
Additional courses for Graphic Design
ARTV 1051Digital Video: ARTV135196 hrs
ARTV 2041Advanced Digital Video: ARTV 204196 hrs
ARTV 1043Digital Sound: ARTV 134396 hrs

Textbook and Flash drive required for all classes.
Classes will vary by semester

More Information:
Please call Heather at 972/761-6716
email: Heathery@dcccd.edu

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