Digital Communication - Graphic Design Specialization Certificate Level 2

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Digital Communication - Graphic Design Specialization - Certificate Level 2

The Digital Communication-Graphic Design Specialization program provides students training in communication concepts, design, layout, and typography using computer technology to prepare print-based materials such as newsletters, brochures, advertisements, and other documents.


Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 2311 History of Communication Graphics 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I (Photoshop) 3
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration 3
Semester 2
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
ARTC 1321 Illustration Techniques I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration (Illustrator) 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing II 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I OR
PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
Semester 2
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (Capstone) 3
Semester 3
Total Credits 45

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

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Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 64 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $4,707* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.