This diploma is an in-depth Graphic Design Production that offers the student technical hands-on skills. Upon completion this student will have numerous opportunities for employment in the printing and communications industry. Students will receive industry specific training on software programs designed to produce print media and electronic communications material. Examples of such software include: QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Training will be provided using different computerized systems, printers and desktop scanners to produce basic publications, ads, or print materials. If you are creative and enjoy producing magazine ads, publications, books, brochures and advertisements, forms, business cards, or invitations, this degree is designed for you. This diploma is focused on training the student for the production workforce within the printing and publishing industry. Prerequisites: Testing score equivalent or CPLT1100 Essential Computer Applications, CPLT1200 Introduction to Macintosh.

Career Opportunities

Graphic design is an ever-changing and evolving professional career with many occupational categories and opportunities. One might find employment in a production environment, customer service, customer support, sales, creative production, consulting or training. Occupational titles include but are not limited to creative designer, graphic designer, print production artist, web designer, web producer, web developer, production artist, advertising artist, art typographer. Common working environments might include design or production, in a corporation, agency, advertising or marketing setting, printing company, or graphics service bureau.

Award Outcomes:

  • Utilize the elements and principles of design.
  • Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design.
  • Exhibit use of technology workflow.
  • Perform troubleshooting strategies.
  • Produce clean proofs and prints for press-ready documents.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 47 Credits
General Education Requirements 6 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 1 Credits
  • Any ARSP, CCIS, MGDP, -or- MMVP course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • MGDP2215 Graphic Design Internship 1 to 12
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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