Digital Art and Design Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CL.3452
The Digital Art and Design Certificate will prepare students for jobs in the graphic design and digital arts industry such as Digital Photography, Logo Design, Graphics and Animation as well as industry related digital based automation.
This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.
Choose your path
Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.
A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year9 Units Total
An introduction to the concepts and methods of digital art and design, this course is designed to introduce students to image editing, digital painting and drawing, animation, graphic rendering and file output for print, web, or multimedia using current software. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year8 Units Total
An introductory digital course presenting the origins and history of photography, camera and lens familiarization, exposure, metering, printing procedures, print presentation, composition, and standards of quality. Emphasis is placed on print quality along with content, composition, and personal expression. The course concentrates on expressive and aesthetic aspects of photography in fine art. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Note: It would be helpful if the student has basic skills in Adobe Photoshop.
The course provides the student with an introduction to the theories and applications behind typography, color theory, layout, and composition. The student will learn and use industry standard image editing and page layout software to produce class assignments typically encountered in the graphic design and printing industries. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is designed to introduce students to website development using current tools. Students will design a website and incorporate text, animation, and links. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
Need a print out? Feel free to download and/or print out a copy of the sample program map(s).
- Digital Art and Design Certificate (PDF)
*These printouts are currently not yet available, but they will be linked as soon as they're ready!
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