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Graphic Design Support CCC

Graphic Design Support Overview (6290)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-art/default.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is designed to prepare the student to enter the graphic design field, especially as it relates to the printing industry.

Each student will develop a portfolio, crucial for employment, while enrolled in the program. Course content includes design fundamentals, Macintosh computer applications, typography, photography and color design.

Admission Requirements

Program/Interview Counseling: Students are required to seek advisement from the graphic design department chair to ensure that they enroll in the necessary courses to graduate on schedule.

Completion Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required to advance in the program. All Macintosh computer courses must to be taken within five years of graduation or must be repeated. For exceptions, see department chair. Students should be prepared to take day, evening and summer courses to complete their degree requirements.

Program Length

The program can be finished in six months of full-time enrollment or one year part time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Victoria Martin, martinv@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3924

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this program may find work as graphic designers, artists, web page designers, illustrators, preflight administrator service providers, art directors, freelance designers or junior designers.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Associate of Science in Graphic Design and the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-art/default.aspx and www.palmbeachstate.edu/bachelors/

In addition, the Graphic Design program is approved for transfer to Florida Atlantic University's B.F.A. Graphic Design program. Courses with an asterisk indicate transferability to FAU. For information on transfer agreements, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Transfer

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 15)

ART1201CDesign Fundamentals (AA)

3 Credits

ART1205CColor Design (AA)

3 Credits

ART1300CDrawing 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA1190CGraphic Design 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2191CGraphic Design 2 (AA)

3 Credits

ART1201C, ART1205C, ART1300C, GRA1190C and GRA2191C: These courses articulate with the B.F.A. Graphic Design Program at Florida Atlantic University.

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 9)

ART1201CDesign Fundamentals (AA)

3 Credits

ART1205CColor Design (AA)

3 Credits

GRA1190CGraphic Design 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 6)

ART1300CDrawing 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2191CGraphic Design 2 (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 15