The Digital Design Series in print teaches students the basic skills needed to produce print design projects using state-of-the-art graphic software.
A Design Principles/Typography course teaches students the foundation for design work done on the computer. Students will learn one graphic software program for drawing (Adobe Illustrator), one for page layout (Adobe InDesign), and one for image editing (Adobe Photoshop). This combination is essential to functioning in any field that largely produces computer-generated graphics, including graphic design, publishing, marketing, and advertising.
By gaining command of these software programs, students significantly shorten their learning curve for mastering other programs. All courses are taught by working professionals who use the software they teach on a daily basis. This enables students to gain valuable insight into the expectations of the design industry.
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Digital Design Series: Print
All courses are 1 credit.
(4 one-credit courses)
• DES 150, Design Principles & Typography
• DES 151, Adobe Illustrator
• DES 152, Adobe Photoshop
• DES 154, Adobe InDesign
A total of 4 credits are required for completion of the Digital Design Series: Print.
Students who have previously taken electronic design courses at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and would like to go on to complete the Digital Design Series should call the continuing education office at (717) 396-7833.
Design Series for Print student requirements:
• Submit Digital Design Series application and fee
• Submit a 250-500 word typed personal statement that describes your reason for choosing a visual arts education and any influences that led to this choice
• Submit a current resume
• Successful completion of 4 required credits of design courses
• Achieve an overall 2.0 GPA or better
• Submit a disc with one project from each required course
Assuming sufficient enrollment in all courses as they are offered, it is possible to complete this 4-credit program in two academic semesters. Students must complete the program within two years of the date they submit their application. Program documentation includes a certificate of completion. Transcripts are available upon written request.
To apply now or find out more about Certificate Programs, contact continuing education.