Graphic and Communication Arts

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Certificate Program
Contact Person:  Kevin Amenta - 860-215-9402

This certificate is designed to allow students to take advantage of the tremendous demand for the media in southeastern Connecticut and along the eastern seaboard. Students' exposure to courses and experiences in this program will make them qualifies for media-related jobs, or will prepare them to create materials for private and public organizations.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
BMK* K241° Principles of Advertising 3
COM* K121° Journalism I 3
COM* K291° Publications Practice I 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
GRA* K140° Publication Design 3
GRA* K155° Advertising Design 3
GRA* K230° Digital Imaging I 3
GRA* K260° Web Design 3
GRA* K296° Graphic Design Internship  
or or 3
__________ Open Elective  
__________ Open Elective 3

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Graphic and Communication Arts, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. write news and feature stories.

  2. edit the work of others.

  3. use Adobe Pagemaker, a page layout program, to produce newsletters, brochures, flyers, advertisements, and a multi-page tabloid publication.

  4. use Adobe Photoshop to edit images, design images, combine text with images and prepare images for the web.

  5. use Pagemaker, Photoshop and Multi-Ad creator to design and produce advertisements for print and the web.