Certificate in Digital and Web Design

The Digital and Web Design certificate is designed to introduce and develop the basic skills necessary for success as an entry level graphic, digital or web designer. Fundamental to the core of a strong design sensibility, the computer is an essential tool for design success and a complement to composition, design principles, layout, and typography. This certificate is intended to lead to employment in various professions within the computer graphics and digital web design industry. 

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Digital and Web Design Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Develop design sensibility.
  2. Become adept in the use of appropriate computer graphics software.
  3. Gain a greater understanding of the industry expectations for an entry level designer.
  4. Prepare for university level courses.
  5. Build a professional level portfolio.
Required courses:
ART 111Beginning Drawing3
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 150Computer Art Basics3
ART 153Digital Media Productions I3
ART 158Commercial Graphic Design3
ART 162Computer Graphics I3
ART 167Web Design I3
ART 168Animation I3
ART 189Art Portfolio and Resume Production3
PHTO 101Basic Photography3
Total Units30

2-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ART 111 Beginning Drawing 3
ART 150 Computer Art Basics 3
ART 167 Web Design I 3
Spring Term 1
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 153 Digital Media Productions I 3
ART 168 Animation I 3
Fall Term 2
ART 158 Commercial Graphic Design 3
ART 159 Introduction to Typography 3
PHTO 101 Basic Photography 3
Spring Term 2
ART 162 Computer Graphics I 3
ART 189 Art Portfolio and Resume Production 3
 Total Units33

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.