The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Graphic Design prepares students for employment as Graphic Designers, Creative Directors, Advertising Art Directors, Web Designers and Packaging Designers.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|ART A111||Two-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART A252||Beginning Graphic Design||3|
|ART A257||Computer Art||3|
|ART A352||Intermediate Graphic Design||3|
|JPC A104||Media Literacy||3|
|JPC A210||Infographics, Data Visualization and Strategy||3|
|or JPC A213||Digital Imaging|
|JPC A345||Web Design||3|
|JPC A362||Principles of Strategic Communications||3|
|or JPC A366||Planning and Writing for Strategic Communications|
A minimum of 24 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Graphic Design will be able to:
- Exhibit a thoughtful application of the elements and principles of visual organization, color theory, information hierarchy, and typography to successfully communicate stories, concepts, emotion across a variety of media.
- Understand contemporary and historical tools, technology and theories, including their roles in the creation, production, and distribution of visual messages.
- Create solutions to communication problems that take into consideration diverse audiences and contexts.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in developing design strategies for producing logo designs, advertising layouts and promotional material for the commercial market and non-profit market.