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Undergraduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design

Graphic Design (Certificate)

The certificate program in Graphic Design prepares students, with or without a baccalaureate degree in Art, for the conception and production of two-dimensional graphic designs, with emphasis on the utilization of software for the Macintosh computer. The certificate program is an alternative to a traditional four-year art degree, for creative and self-motivated students who specifically want to develop their technical proficiency, aesthetic sensibility, and design expertise.

The certificate program requires 16 credit hours in the Department of Art. ART 102 - Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art and Design  is prerequisite for all other courses.  

  is a prerequisite for all 300/400 level design courses. The required courses include ART 244 - Introduction to Macintosh , ART 344 - Advanced Raster-Image Development , ART 345 - Advanced Vector-Image Development , and ART 444 - Advanced Typography and Design  OR ART 445 - Introduction to Digital Media .

The Art Department also participates in interdisciplinary certificate programs in Arts Management and Multimedia Advertising. See Certificate Programs in this chapter of the catalog for additional information.

Required Courses:

Students seeking a certificate in Graphic Design must complete a minimum of 16 semester credit hours which must include:

Required core courses:


ART 102 - Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art and Design  and ART 242 - Introduction to Typographic Principles and Design  are prerequisite courses to those required for the certificate.

Additional electives in Studio Art are strongly recommended.

For additional information, contact the Department of Art at 216-687-2040.