Graphic Design

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The Graphic Design Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level job as a graphic designer. This program incorporates a portfolio show and a graphic design internship with a local employer.

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking  - 3 Credit Hours
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I  - 4 Credit Hours
ART 141 Typography I  - 3 Credit Hours
ART 180 Introduction To Computer Graphics  - 3 Credit Hours
ART 190 Coordinated Internship  - 1 Credit Hours
ART 251 Communication Design I
ART 252 Communication Design II  - 3 Credit Hours
ART 283 Computer Graphics I
ART 284 Computer Graphics II  - 3 Credit Hours
PHT 164 Introduction to Digital Photography  - 3 Credit Hours

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Advertising Designer
Business Designer
Design Technician
Graphic Artist
Graphic Designer
Web Developer