Digital Design, Certificate of Completion
The Certificate of Completion Digital Design is designed to successfully prepare students for entry-level support positions in the expanding field of digital design through an integrated curriculum exposing students to design principles and technical strategies. Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Completion Digital Design, students are prepared for a variety of entry-level support positions in numerous digital design fields. Students attain knowledge and learn skills to seek careers in creative and support professions within such media industries as graphic design and web design. Check out the Digital Design webpage!
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Gainful Employment Disclosure
Southwestern is required by federal regulations to disclose information related to the College's educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This information is intended to provide students the opportunity to measure employment outcomes associated with certificate programs.
Students must complete a minimum of 52 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Certificate of Completion is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Create and edit digital images and graphics.
- Create and edit interactive webpages.
- Work effectively as part of a design team.
- Discuss professional design principles and practices.
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|MTH20||Basic Mathematics (or placement in higher math course)||4|
|ART115||Basic Design I Intro to Elements of Art and Principles of Design||4|
|ART131||Introduction to Drawing I||3|
|CIS125PH||Computer Applications: Photoshop||3|
|DD160||Digital Design Orientation||3|
|MTH60||Algebra I (or higher) 1||4|
|ART110||Digital Photography I||3|
|ART116||Basic Design II, Color Theory||4|
|CIS120||Concepts of Computing (or higher)||4|
|CS195||Web Development I||3|
|DD235PH||Digital Design App: Photoshop||3|
|ART117||Basic Design III, Intro to 3D Design||4|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations 2||3|
|CIS125IL||Computer Applications: Illustrator||3|
|CS133WS||Computer Language I: Web Scripting||4|
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or higher) 3||4|
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.