PRODUCT DESIGN - GRAPHICS ( Official )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

Program Description:
The program prepares students with an interest and strengths in graphics with a portfolio to enter the product design profession as an entry-level designer. The courses develop a focused range of knowledge and skills to seek employment with an emphasis on graphic application related to products. Projects emphasize creativity, function, environmental, and social concerns in addition to technical skills.

Portfolios can also be used for transfer application.

Completion of all courses with a grade of C or better is required for the certificate.

Effective Summer 2012.

Required Units in the Major:    33

Required Courses
  Semester I (9 units)
ART 015 - SKETCHING FOR DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 016 - PERSPECTIVE (3.0 units)
  ART 031A - COLOR AND COMPOSITION--TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (9 units)
ART 018 - RENDERING (3.0 units)
  ART 033A - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  ART 050A - INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (9 units)
ART 056 - COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAWING & PAINTING (3.0 units)
  ART 051A - LETTERING FUNDAMENTALS (3.0 units)
  ART 033B - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (6 units)
ART 033C - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  PHOT 030 - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  ART 001A - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 011A - FOUNDATION DRAWING (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 021 - ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)