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GRAPHIC ARTS

The Graphic Arts Program provides students a collection of courses that build technical skills and perceptual abilities needed to gain employment in the field of graphic arts, or to continue education in graphic arts disciplines. The program also offers technical training for graphic arts professionals who seek specific skills related to graphic design and production.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create and produce single- and multi-page document files with page layout software.
  • Create and manipulate bitmap artwork files with digital imaging software.
  • Create graphics, artwork and other vector objects with illustration software.
  • Successfully combine electronic artwork into cohesive and efficient files for print and electronic publishing. 
  • Design effective visual materials for specific uses.
  • Translate traditional media into digital form.
  • Communicate effectively with service bureau, commercial printing and publishing professionals.

 

Certificate of Achievement (Career Technical)

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
UNITS
ARTB 2 Visual Fundamentals: Two-Dimensional Design
3
ARTB 4 Color Fundamentals
3
ARTG 10 Intro. to Computers for Graphic Arts
4
ARTG 11 Introduction to Photoshop
4
ARTG 12 Page Layout and Typography
4
ARTG 13 Graphic Design for the Web
4
ARTG 15 Graphic Design: Images and Type
4
ARTG 16 Graphic Arts Production & Pre-Pres
4
ARTG 17 Graphic Arts Portfolio
1
ARTP 11A Photography I: Black and White
3
ARTS 10A Drawing and Composition I
3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS
37

 

Associate in Arts (Career Technical Degree)

Complete Major, MPC General Education Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 degree-applicable units.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
UNITS
Certificate Requirements
37
Select at least eight units from the following:
8
ARTB 3 Visual Fundamentals: Three-Dimensional Design (3)
ARTG 14 Intro. to Web Animation (4)
ARTP 12A Digital Photography I (3)
ARTS 11A Sketch I (1.5)
ARTS 40A Painting I (3)
ARTS 62A Relief Printmaking I (3)
BUSI 50 Intro. to Marketing (3)
ETNC 10 Intercultural Relations in Amer. Society (3)
HUMA 4/ARTH 6/WOMN 4 Images of Women in the Arts (3)
SPCH 4 Intercultural Communication (3)
TOTAL MAJOR UNITS
37

 

Associate in Arts (Transfer Preparation Degree)

Complete Major, CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 transferable units.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
UNITS
Select at least 18 units from the following:
18
ARTB 2 Visual Fundamentals: Two-Dimensional Design (3)
ARTB 4 Color Fundamentals (3)
*ARTG 10 Intro. to Computers for Graphic Arts (4)
*ARTG 11 Introduction to Photoshop (4)
*ARTG 12 Page Layout and Typography (4)
*ARTG 13 Graphic Design for the Web (4)
*ARTG 15 Graphic Design: Images and Type (4)
*ARTG 16 Graphic Arts Production & Pre-Pres (4)
*ARTG 17 Graphic Arts Portfolio (1)
ARTP 11A Photography I: Black and White (3)
ARTS 10A Drawing and Composition I (3)
TOTAL MAJOR UNITS
18

*Does not transfer to UC.
Contact an MPC counselor for major preparation at specific institutions.