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Course Sequence | Communication Design Certificate
Students wishing to complete the entire sequence (Levels 1, 2, and 3) in 28 months from start to finish should plan to follow this sequence*:
|Term||Course Name & Credits||Certificate Level|
|**Fall||Foundations of Graphic Design - 3 credits||Level 1|
|**Fall||Typography - 3 credits||Level 1|
|Winter||Graphic Design I - 2 credits||Level 1|
|Spring||Intermediate Typography - 3 credits||Level 1|
|Spring||UX Design - 3 credits||Level 2|
|Summer||Graphic Design II - 3 credits||Level 2|
|Fall||Print Production - non-credit workshop||Level 2|
|Fall||Intermediate Portfolio - 4 credits||Level 2|
|Winter||Information Design - 2 credits||Level 3|
|Spring||Graphic Design III - 3 credits||Level 3|
|Summer||Advanced Interactive Projects||Level 3|
|Fall||Final Portfolio||Level 3|
FL = Fall semester 3-credit courses run once-a-week from early Sept–mid Dec.
WIN = Winter “intersession” is in January, before the start of Fall term. 2-credit Winter courses are “intensives” in which class meets 2 or 3 x a week, weekday evenings and Sat mornings.
SP = Spring term 3-credit courses run once-a-week from late January–early May.
SUM = Summer term. 3-credit courses may run once-a-week late May–early August or, twice-a-week early June–late July.
NC workshops are usually 1 or 2 sessions, on a weekday or weekend, generally 6 hours total time.
*Due to the sequenced curriculum, students may not take courses out of sequence without permission from the program coordinator.
**Foundations of Graphic Design and/or Typography may be offered in Spring and/or Summer, in addition to Fall.
*** Students who plan to complete ONLY Level 1 must take Foundations of Graphic Design and Typography, then choose two of the following: Graphic Design 1, Intermediate Typography, UX Design.
SCHEDULE OF COURSE OFFERINGS
|Foundations of GD||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Typography||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|GD1 (2 cr)||Intersession, Fall|
|UX Design||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Print Production NC Wkshp||Summer|
|Info. Design (2 cr)||Intercession|
|Intro to Tools for Web Development||Fall|
|Advanced Interactive Projects||Summer|