Graphic designers must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and now must extend their reach from print into interactive design, design for the web and video. Pick up the software skills you need here in brief highly focused courses.
Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.
All courses listed are required in order to complete the certificate program, unless otherwise noted.
Mac proficiency is required for this certificate. If you are not proficient, take CTB 002 Make the Most of your Mac.
A total of 9 (7 required and 2 from either concentrations) courses are needed to complete this certificate. Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.
CTD 100 Illustrator I
CTD 111* Illustrator II: Graphic Design
CTD 121* Illustrator III: Graphic Design
CTD 200 Photoshop I
CTD 211* Photoshop II: Graphic Design
CTD 520 InDesign I
CTB 040 Managing the Design Process
Concentration in Animation/Web
Concentration in Architecture, Construction, or Interior Design
*Denotes course has prerequisite(s). This means that specific classes must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. Please see the course description for more information.
Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an Affidavit Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program.