Graphic Design – Skill Set
With a skill set in graphic design, students learn the minimal computer skills necessary to assist in digital page layout and design for growing opportunities in advertising or the corporate design field.
|Minimum cumulative GPA||2.0|
|Minimum grade in all courses||2.0|
|Minimum Jackson College credits||12|
REQUIRED COURSES (12 credits)
Take the following:
|Course #||Course Name||Credits||Prerequisites||Notes|
|CIS 127||Introduction to Creative Software||3||ENG 085*|
Understanding the full potential and limitations of software is essential to the success of graphic design students. Introduction to Creative Software is an entry-level course that takes the student who is new to graphic design and creative careers into this dynamic industry and lets them explore common software used.
|CIS 132||Graphic Illustration (Adobe® Illustrator®)||3||CIS 095*|
Learn how to create professional looking illustrations using Adobe® Illustrator®. This course introduces student to techniques used by professional designers and illustrators.
|CIS 134||Graphic Imaging (Adobe® PhotoShop®)||3|
Learn the intricacies of scanning and editing images for producing practical and expressive images on a computer using Adobe® PhotoShop® software.
|CIS 136||Integrated Design I (Adobe® InDesign®)||3||CIS 095*|
Learn the basics of desktop publishing using Adobe® InDesign®. Students use computers and laser printers to create professional-looking publications that incorporate illustrations and bitmap graphics.