Graphic fundamentals students learn strong foundational coursework, emphasizing typography and design principles needed to enter the field. Students benefit from instructors who are working professionals, with hands-on experience in the fundamentals of typography and design principles. Students learn the most current industry software to create projects for the real world.
The Graphic Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement is intended to build a design foundation that can be used to expand a student's current or future career options outside the graphic design field. The certificate can be supplemented with elective courses to gain intermediate and specialized skills.
100 Basic Graphic Design
118 Graphic Design History
125 Digital Media
Optional Elective Courses *
* Elective courses are recommended for building intermediate skills.
Develop your skills by learning to use digital tools important to graphic communication.
Grow your understanding and skills by studying and generating letterforms by hand and computer.
Discover design styles through a comprehensive survey of historical art and design movements.
A study of design layout for two-dimensional graphic projects in print and digital formats.
Intermediate level students will create three-dimensional packages and logotypes.
This course focuses on practices and strategies to deliver effective website experiences.
This course focuses on practices and strategies to deliver effective mobile experience design.