Graphic Design and Multimedia
Visual Communications Graphic Design and Multimedia Associate of Science degree
This Visual Communications degree prepares students for initial employment and career advancement, or transfer to four-year colleges. Employment responsibilities in these areas include: graphic design with computer design software, Website design with animation abilities, development of layout and production design of advertising for newspapers and magazines, and the overall layout and production of signage, newspapers, magazines, corporate reports, and other publications. Increasingly, graphic designers develop material for Internet Web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects.
Arts and Sciences Transfer, Associate of Science Degree
This Arts-transfer degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a BA in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Students will create an artistic portfolio of work to transfer, seek initial employment or to develop skills in the following areas: graphic design, digital art, art education, arts administration, fine arts production, exhibition and sales. Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Contact your advisor for detailed information.
Certificate in Graphic Design and Multimedia
A Graphic Design and Multimedia certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in print preparation and electronic publishing. Job titles include graphic designer, colorist, scanner operator, digital imager, pre-press technician. The certificate program courses can be used in satisfying degree requirements.
FEATURED COURSE: Digital Illustration I
This course teaches traditional illustration methods combined with computer illustration techniques to enable students to learn contemporary professional illustration practices. Emphasis is placed on creative concept development, composition, design, research, workflow, drawing techniques for hand and and computer, and portfolio production. Topics include fine art illustration, still life illustration, product illustration, book illustration, and editorial illustration. Previous drawing experience is preferred. 4 credits – Instructor: Gail Piazza
A word about Digital Illustration: You learn how to use the Wacom tablets efficiently and delve deeper into Photoshop! It’s an awesome way to learn more about the Program, but in a fun, more free-form way. –Meredith Keating, VCP Alumni