A graphic design program is coming to Wilmington!

Starting in the fall of 2018, Cape Fear Community College is offering a graphic design certificate program consisting of 5 courses and 216 hours of instruction.

Contact

Kathy Segda
(910) 362-7173
ksegda@cfcc.edu


Open for registration now!

Starting in the Fall of 2018, Cape Fear Community College offers a graphic design certificate program consisting of 5 courses and 216 hours of instruction. The coursework will focus on graphic design principles, Adobe Design software and web applications for graphic designers.

Marsha MillsThe program is led by Associate Professor Marsha Mills, who brings 30 years of experience in graphic design including 11 years as a professor at the Art Institute and 12 years at Wake Tech Community College. Marsha is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and has been a designer for several major corporations. Her teaching highlights include logo design, typography, print production, portfolio creation, and much more.

“My focus is to create a program that is inexpensive, informative, and practical,” said Professor Mills. “My students graduate with a strong working knowledge of graphic design principles, typography, layout and information organization.”

Students can expect to learn current design and technology. Using state of the art software and resources, the Graphic Arts faculty will train students in all areas of design as well as logo creation, color theory and newly emerging areas in the field.

To learn more about Marsha Mills, visit her web page: Marsha Mills

To see examples of her previous students’ work from Wake Technical Community College, visit the following web pages:

Shannon Brunson Jena Chow
Trevor Johnson Amanda Hoffay

 


Fall 2018

Daytime:

Course: Adobe Design Software I
Details: Wilmington Campus, 48 hours, $135
Next Offering: Aug 20 – Dec 3, Mon, 2-5pm
Course Code: A3470
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Course: Foundations of Design
Details: Wilmington Campus, 48 hours, $135
Next Offering: Aug 22 – Dec 5, Wed, 11:30am-2:30pm
Course Code: A3022
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Spring 2019
Foundations of Design – dates and times TBA
Adobe Design Software I – dates and times TBA
Adobe Design Software II – dates and times TBA
Web Applications – dates and times TBA

Summer 2019
Foundations of Design – dates and times TBA
Adobe Design Software I – dates and times TBA
Adobe Design Software II – dates and times TBA
Web Applications – dates and times TBA
Capstone/Portfolio Design – dates and times TBA


Foundations of Design

This course covers the application of visual elements and design principles in advertising and graphic design. Topics include creation of various designs, such as logos, advertisements, posters, outdoor advertising, and publication design. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

Prerequisite: N/A
48 hours, $135

Adobe Design Software I

This course provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign graphic design software. Students will learn how to create basic designs used for business marketing. Learn the basics of image manipulation in Photoshop, drawing and vector creation in Illustrator and page layout techniques in Indesign by developing simple collateral materials, posters, menus, and personal business cards. Upon completion students will have foundational knowledge of the three programs.

It is recommended that students acquire a PC or Apple computer with an Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) subscription. You are welcome to bring your computer to class or use the schools MAC lab.

Prerequisite: N/A
48 hours, $135

Adobe Design Software II

This course follows Adobe I and provides a deeper understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. Students will bring a design to be translated digitally or will be assigned a concept to work with to learn more advanced techniques of all three programs. Students may bring in the projects they started in Adobe I for improvement or start fresh with a project assigned by the instructor. It is recommended you own a PC or Apple Computer with the Creative Cloud (CC) subscription. You are welcome to bring your computer to class or use the schools MAC lab.

Prerequisite: Adobe I
48 hours, $135

Web Applications for Graphic Design

This course provides an introduction to web development software suites. Topics include the creation of web graphics, and addressing problems peculiar to website display using appropriate software, web graphics file types, optimization, RGB color, web typography, elementary special effects, transparency, animation, slicing, basic photo manipulation, and other related topics.

48 hours, $135
Prerequisite: Adobe I

Capstone / Portfolio Design

This course covers the organization and presentation of a design/advertising or graphic art portfolio and appropriate related materials. Emphasis is placed on development and evaluation of the portfolio, design and production of a resume and self-promotional materials, and interview techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and professionally present an effective portfolio and related self-promotional materials.

24 hours, $80
Prerequisite: Adobe I, Adobe II, Foundations of Design

Class Hours Prerequisite Cost
Foundations of Design 48 none $135
Adobe Design Software I 48 none $135
Adobe Design Software II 48 Adobe I $135
Web Applications 48 Adobe I $135
Capstone / Portfolio 24 Adobe I&II
Foundations of Design
$80
Totals 216 $620

 

 


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