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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Digital Design (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Students will apply critical and creative thinking techniques to applied projects that will explore the use of conceptualization, color, typography, image, modeling and applying the fundamentals of design. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: Time-Intensive/studio course To complete the certificate in 3 consecutive terms, you must begin in the Summer! Keep all VIS projects for your First Year Assessment if you plan to complete the degree Certificate students do not participate in the First Year Assessment

Description:

Introduction to the design development process including hand sketching, creation of thumbnails, computer illustration, imaging, photo manipulation, page layout and composition techniques using industry-based software.

Notes: To complete the certificate in 3 consecutive terms, you must begin in the Summer! Keep all VIS projects for your First Year Assessment if you plan to complete the degree Certificate students do not participate in the First Year Assessment

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to media design, including web-based software applications for the development of online interactive media. Design basics and a hands-on approach emphasized.

Notes: Keep all VIS projects for your First Year Assessment if you plan to complete the degree Certificate students do not participate in the First Year Assessment

Prerequisites: VIS 1140

Description: Introduction to typography as an element and tool of visual communication. The concept of type as image is emphasized. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: Time-Intensive/studio course Keep all VIS projects for your First Year Assessment if you plan to complete the degree Certificate students do not participate in the First Year Assessment

Prerequisites: VIS 1100 and VIS 1140

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Notes: Spring only Prerequisite classes must be met or waived by department chair.

 

Term hours subtotal:

4

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.