Students in this degree program develop entry level skills in design aesthetics, typography, illustration, digital imaging, page layout, web design and professional business practices. The course work provides training with state of the art computer hardware and software used in the graphic design profession. Students develop a professional portfolio for job interviews. Designed for a two-year degree or certificate only. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree should refer to the Art–Graphic Design degree; please consult the catalog of the transfer institution for specific requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Clarify design objectives and then apply design principles, communication skills, and production techniques to develop effective designs using industry standard software.
Bachelor Degree or higher required.
The following Cuyamaca and Grossmont College courses are considered similar enough to be treated as equivalent. Modification of Major forms are not required.
|Cuyamaca Course||Similar Grossmont Course|
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|CIS-211||Web Development I||3|
|GD-105||Fundamentals of Digital Media||3|
|GD-110||Graphic Design Principles||3|
|GD-126||Adobe Photoshop Digital Imaging||3|
|GD-130||Professional Business Practices||3|
|Select three of the following:||7-10|
|Figure Drawing I|
|Introduction to Multimedia|
|User Experience Design|
|Professional Digital Photography I|
|Professional Digital Photography II|
|Professional Digital Photography III|
|Advanced Web Animation|
|Graphic Design Work Experience|
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Graphic Design. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.