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South Dakota State University    
  Aug 21, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Graphic Design Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Young Ae Kim, Graphic Design Program Coordinator
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802
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Program Information
The certificate in graphic design is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any student regardless of major, or may be selected by a variety of majors as part of their degree. The certificate prepares students for life-long avocational pursuit in the arts.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to understand, conceive and create basic graphic design.
  • Understanding and the use of basic visual communication principles and process, including but not limited to: theory, principles and history; creative approaches; design processes; vocabulary; spatial, temporal, and kinetic relationships; and use of typography, images, color, motion and sequencing.
  • Understanding of and the ability to use basic design technology, including but not limited to: functional ability to continue to learn technology.

Academic Requirements
Students must maintain at least a program GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program.  A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses required for the certificate.

Course Delivery Format
Course content is delivered through hands-on studio work combined with lectures, demonstrations and critiques.

Requirements for Graphic Design Certificate: 12 Credits

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