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 

Certificate1 - Graphic Design

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

This is a level one certificate comprised of concentrated classes designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as a Graphic Design Production Assistant.

A one-year certificate comprised of concentrated classes that accumulate toward a certificate in Graphic Arts. Through hands-on training, students learn what the pros know about graphic design including digital photo manipulation and computer illustration. Topics include the principles of design, typography and color theory, with an emphasis on how to set files up for commercial printing. Students will design professional projects including logos, business packages, brochures, newsletters and billboards. Students receive up-to-date training using industry-standard hardware and software.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours27
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Certificate1 - Web Design

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

This is a Level One Certificate comprised of concentrated classes designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as Web Design Assistant.

A plan comprised of concentrated classes that accumulate toward a certificate in Web Design. Through hands-on training, students learn what the pros know about web design and development including, site planning, P.T.O. information, architecture, navigation systems, preparing images for the web and typography for the screen. Students will develop responsive web sites using HTMLs, CSS, and Java Script. CMSs will be utilized in the development of blogging and internet commerce sites.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours27
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Design/Web Design

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
Mathematics Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graph Design 3
American History/Government-Political Science/Social-Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Principles  
Business Report Writing and Correspondence  
Human Relations  
Principles of Marketing  
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Graphic Design

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #6 (Summer)
GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours27
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Certificate1 - Web Design

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours27
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Design/Web Design

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Mathematics Select from Core Currirulum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #4 (Fall)
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7 (Fall)
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #8 (Spring)
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #9 (Summer)
American History/Government-Political Science/Social-Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #10 (Fall)
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #11 (Spring)
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graph Design 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #12 (Summer)
Select one of the following: 3
Business Principles  
Business Report Writing and Correspondence  
Human Relations  
Principles of Marketing  
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours63