2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graphic Design Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Michael (Tim) Steele, Director
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802
E-mail: SDSU.SchoolofDesign@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
The 12-credit certificate in graphic design may be taken by all SDSU students regardless of major and may be selected by Studio Art and Art Education majors to assist in preparation for or graduate study. It may also be selected by specific majors such as advertising, architecture, interior design, landscape design, journalism and others to support their major concentration.

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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