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Graphic Design: Digital and Print Media

Award: Certificate
Total Credits for Award: 30.00

Admission Requirements:

Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Graphic Design courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:


Description:

Minneapolis College’s Graphic Design: Digital and Print Media program centers on the place where words meet images, where clear and purposeful communication meets aesthetic impact and where a range of human needs and desires reside. You will get hands-on experience from experienced instructors in a program that will open up a world for you in a fast-paced Graphic Design career.


Program Learning Outcome #1:  Understand the knowledge gained through the study of the history of graphic design, typography and the visual arts, and apply this knowledge to today's diverse cultures and media marketplaces.

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Develop production skills necessary to work within the environment of media industries: create error free data and documents, work within commercial workflows, time management skills, project planning, image production and valid web documents.

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Understand the elements and principles of design, user experience, and demonstrate visual literacy using strategies to reinforce visual messages and typographic acuities.

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Articulate design solutions and communicate effectively in verbal and written responses using the language of graphic and web design.

Program Learning Outcome #5:  Demonstrate competence with graphic, print, web and interactive media applications and technologies.

Program Learning Outcome #6:  Apply problem-solving, critical thinking and a personal and professional obligation to their local and global communities as well as social and moral responsibilities.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 GRPH 1101

 Typography 1

 3.00

 GRPH 1120

 Layout and Design

 3.00

 GRPH 1130

 Introduction to Graphics Software

 3.00

 GRPH 1140

 Color Theory

 3.00

 WEBI 1416

 Web Design Fundamentals

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 GRPH 1540

 History of Graphic Design

 3.00

 GRPH 1560

 Print Production

 3.00

 GRPH 1585

 Adobe InDesign

 3.00

 GRPH 1570

 Adobe Illustrator

 3.00

 GRPH 1575

 Adobe Photoshop

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.