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Visual Media Communications Advanced Certificate

Visual Media Communications

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

30

Program/Plan Number

166

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

18  CH
Visual Communications
VIS COM 101
Intro to Visual Communications 3
Introduction to the visual communications industry through the application of industry-standard software and essential skills, concepts, and design techniques. Digital image editing, illustration, page layout and the processes in each will be discussed. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
VIS COM 104
Digital Photography 3
Basic study of the industry and practice of photography using the digital camera. Topics include basic camera operations and techniques, portraits, lighting, and post-production techniques such as editing and retouching. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
VIS COM 122
Graphic Software 3
This course is designed to familiarize the student with hardware and software used in the visual communication industry. Software includes Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In design and other computer graphic software used for page layout design. Emphasis on the study and use of computer hardware equipment as: Monitors, keyboards, scanners, printers and digital cameras, etc. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated six credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
VIS COM 132
Publication Design 3
A study of digital publication design and digital prepress production with emphasis on planning and problem-solving in layout and desktop, desktop publishing, digital imaging, proofing and digital print work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in VIS COM 101
Offered at: Kennedy-King
VIS COM 134
Logo Identity Design 3
Basic study of logo design, branding, and corporate identity. Emphasis is placed on actual creation, design briefs, the research of companies,, concepts, the use of symbols, typography, wordmarks, and imagery, and how each culminate into a unique identity for a business or institution. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in VIS COM 101, 122, AND 224.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
VIS COM 224
Digital Typography 3
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the computer hardware and software application used in the visual communication industry. Emphasis on the study of typography font design, specification, effects and copy fitting. Also, a study of the historical developments of typography from ancient to modern times will be studied. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated six credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in VIS COM 101, Art 144, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

12  CH
​Students must select a minimum of 12 credit hours from among the following courses and others as recommended by a College Advisor.
Visual Communications
VIS COM 102
Website Design I 3
Basic procedures in preparing website design and production; includes web code techniques, color theory, typography and composing style sheets and photo layout. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
VIS COM 201
Design Management 3
The study of design management practices in the visual communication industry: Sales, marketing, strategic planning, graphic production, job cost, services, studio layouts, purchasing, inventory control, staff positions/management and proposal writing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

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Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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