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Evening and Weekend Programs: Certificate of Accomplishment in Digital Graphic Arts

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Certificate of Accomplishment in Digital Graphic Arts

The certificate program in Digital Graphic Arts begins with a study of the basic building blocks of design and the principles of perception and visual literacy. With a primary focus on the process of preparing documents for publication, students use industry-standard applications such as the AdobeĀ® suite to produce hands-on projects that enhance their knowledge of design principles applied to problems of visual communication. In the capstone course, students develop several finished portfolio pieces of their own work.

This certificate is appropriate for individuals who wish to expand or sharpen skills already in use in the workplace or for those who are studying graphic design for the first time.

The program is designed to prepare participants to meet the following outcomes:

  • Use traditional and digital media techniques and processes, including industry standard computer applications, to create, reproduce, and distribute visual and print messages.
  • Apply the elements of visual art and principles of design to real world projects.
  • Employ print production skills to a variety of publication projects.

Recommended course sequence: We recommend that program participants begin with Understanding the Design Process, followed by Creative Thinking and Design. Follow with other courses as available, and finish with Developing a Portfolio.

You may apply for this program online. For more information about this or other certificates, please contact the certificate advisor at (202) 314-3314 or certificates@graduateschool.edu.

Special accommodations may be requested online by requesting ADA Accommodations. All requests must be received at least four weeks prior to the class start date to be fulfilled.

Required Courses: (complete 7 courses)

Course Title Course Code Units Tuition
Understanding the Design Process GART8201E 3.0 CEU $ 415.00
Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing GART8203E 3.0 CEU $ 415.00
Design and Typography GART8225E 3.0 CEU $ 415.00
Creative Thinking and Design GART8303E 3.0 CEU $ 415.00
Computer Graphics Applications GART8341E 3 CEU $ 385.00
Adobe Photoshop: Introduction COMP7001E 1.8 CEU $ 315.00
Developing a Portfolio (Capstone) GART8400E 3 CEU $ 415.00

Elective Courses: (complete 2 courses)

Course Title Course Code Units Tuition
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Windows GART7703E 1.5 CEU $ 385.00
Adobe Photoshop: Intermediate COMP8002E 1.2 CEU $ 215.00
Adobe InDesign: Introduction COMP7002E 1.8 CEU $ 315.00
Adobe InDesign: Intermediate COMP8003E 1.2 CEU $ 315.00