Graphic Arts

Graphic designers are in demand in publishing, marketing, videography, public relations and Web development departments. While crafting logos, posters and brochures, they may also design electronic media such as websites, videos and social media campaigns.

Web developers create attractive, easy-to-navigate websites. As the field booms, the need for Web developers will increase 22 percent by 2022.

In College of the Mainland’s Graphic Design/Web Design Program you will explore how to combine color, typography and space to produce eye-catching designs. Repeatedly COM students have earned awards and recognition for their stellar work. The program prepares students to transfer to a university or enter the workforce.

Stackable Credentials

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules 

Certificate - Graphic Design

Level One Certificate

A concentrated one-year degree program prepares students for careers in graphic design, desktop publishing. Through hands-on training and projects, students acquire the skills necessary to be successful in entry-level positions in advertising, publishing or related industries.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ARTS 2313 Graphic Design 3
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2 (Spring)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours27

Certificate - Web Design

Level One Certificate

A concentrated one-year degree program prepares students for careers in web design and video production. Through hands-on training and projects, students acquire the skills necessary to be successful in entry-level positions in web publishing, video production or related industries.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTS 2313 Graphic Design 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2 (Spring)
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #3 (Fall)
ARTS 2348 Digital Media 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours27

Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Design/Web Design

A concentrated two-year degree program prepares students for careers in graphic design, web design, digital publishing/printing, and multimedia design/development. Through hands-on training and projects, students acquire the skills necessary to be successful in industry. An internship program helps bridge the gap from formal training to full-time employment. Articulation agreements exist between local high schools for this program.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Graphic Design 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2 (Spring)
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3 (Summer)
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Media 3
GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #5 (Spring)
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graph Design 3
American History/Government-Political Science/Social-Behavioral SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative ArtsSelect from Core Curriculum 3
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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