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Communication Design Essentials

    • CE 042
 Why You Should Participate in the Communication Design Essentials Certificate:

  • You want to have a solid understanding of the practical applications of design principles.
  • You want to become fluent in or refine your understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite design software.
  • You want a marketable and flexible skill set for a career in print media.
  • You want to explore personal aesthetic sensibilities.
  • You want to build a strong print portfolio. 
     

Required Courses

Course
Credits
Notes
Availability

Competency exams will determine students' level of proficiency with Adobe software programs; all students must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to progress to the next course.* Must take at least 3 credits from below:

  • Fundamentals of Design
3.00
Must be taken as first course
  • Adobe Photoshop Workshop
1.50
  • Adobe Photoshop
3.00
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop
1.50
  • Adobe InDesign Workshop
1.50
  • Adobe Photoshop Advanced
3.00
  • Adobe Creative Suite Overview
3.00

Select at least 3 credits from courses below:

  • Typography
3.00
  • Visual Identity Design
3.00

Logos, design, fonts, color, photography, composition, text and style come together to form a perceived image for marketing initiatives, individuals, businesses and products. In this course, explore how to apply and integrate Adobe Creative Suite skills toward the development of basic print design projects and branding that begin to communicate to various audiences. Consider how to use tools more effectively to have visual impact. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Design, Adobe InDesign or equivalent experience.

Total Minimum Required:                               12.0        4 courses

*For those not proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, up to 6.0 additional credits may be required beyond the 12 total required credits.