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Information Session

Learn more about this one-year full-time program in a free information session.

Graphic & Web Design WorkshopINFO-70016

Units: 0.00

Free

Our next Graphic Web Design cohort begins September 27, 2022!In this live online workshop via Zoom, Donna Sandsmark, lead instructor for the Professional Certificate in Graphic Web Design, will di...

Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

FIRST QUARTER

Visual Communications: Fundamentals of DesignART-40455

Units: 4.50

TBD

Designers are faced with the challenge of visual-problem solving and utilizing a wide variety of graphic elements. How they organize these elements in layout can determine the success of a project. In...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall

Visual Communications: Digital IllustrationART-40456

Units: 4.50

TBD

Continue to build upon design processes and skill sets acquired. Use Adobe Illustrator to develop design projects based on specific aesthetic and goal requirements. Students will also learn about file...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall

Visual Communications: Digital ImagingART-40360

Units: 4.50

TBD

Graphic design projects are not complete until a high quality product with acceptable output or reproduction clarity is accomplished. Whether it is printed collateral, screen presentations, or project...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall

SECOND QUARTER

Introduction to Digital DesignART-40362

Units: 4.50

TBD

Students will learn contemporary practices of web design using top web design software and Adobe Creative Suite. Students will develop and refine their portfolio websites by demonstrating thoughtful i...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter

Digital PhotographyART-40429

Units: 4.50

TBD

Learn the fundamentals of the digital photographic process. In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of photography concepts such as lighting, composition, digital processing workflow,...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter

Digital PublicationART-40359

Units: 4.50

TBD

Students will immerse themselves in the professional project development sequence by completing a series of design projects. Using Adobe InDesign, students will develop collateral material such as bro...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter

THIRD QUARTER

Intermediate Digital DesignART-40363

Units: 4.50

TBD

Apply the advanced principles of design to real-world projects, taking on your first client work as introduced by your instructors. Clients may come from varying disciplines and backgrounds and presen...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Spring

Introduction to Web DesignART-40333

Units: 4.50

TBD

Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web design. Students will discuss basic terminology, and identify internet components. In an intense overview of site planning, students will explore tech...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Spring

Introduction to Web ProgrammingART-40334

Units: 4.50

TBD

This course is designed to further students understanding of the principles of web design, including user experience and responsive design for viewing content on multiple devices. Emphasis will be pl...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Spring

FOURTH QUARTER

Introduction to Content Management SystemsART-40335

Units: 4.50

TBD

Students will continue to develop the skills necessary to design websites. Adhering to the contemporary practices of web design, and using top web design software, students develop and refine their po...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Summer

Intermediate Web ProgrammingART-40336

Units: 4.50

TBD

Continue to develop the skills necessary to design websites. Adhering to the contemporary practices of web design, and using top software such as WordPress, students will develop a dynamic website for...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Summer

Portfolio Development for Graphic & Web Design Professional CertificateART-40347

Units: 4.50

TBD

Learn how to position yourself for a career in the creative industry. Review careers and jobs in the field. Address the issues of starting and running a successful design business, including working i...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Summer

Advisory Board

Nick Adkins, B.A.

Graphic Designer, Web Developer; Instructor

UC San Diego Extension

Jordan Crandall

Professor, Visual Arts

UC San Diego

Bryan Monzon, B.S.

Web Developer, Instructor

UC San Diego Extension

Donna Sandsmark, MS

Web and App Developer, Lead Certificate Adviser

UC San Diego Extension

Aaron Serafino, B.A.

Photographer, Instructor

UC San Diego Extension

Rocco Torres, B.S

Art Director, Graphic Designer; Instructor

UC San Diego Extension

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.