New at CFCC: Graphic Design Certificate

June 5th, 2018 by Erin Russell

Graphic Design

This fall, Cape Fear Community College will offer a 5-course graphic design certificate program. The 216-hour program focuses on graphic design principles using Adobe Creative Cloud software and other web-based design applications.

The program, led by Associate Professor Marsha Mills, will train students in all areas of design including logo design, typography, print production, portfolio creation, and more. Mills, who brings 30 years of experience in graphic design to CFCC, has worked for 20 years as a professor at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham and Wake Tech Community College and as a designer for several major corporations.

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

“We want our students to quickly apply their new skills in the workplace,” said CFCC Continuing Education Coordinator Mike Hoffer. “Each student will create an online portfolio and work with real companies on real graphic design projects.”

The CFCC Graphic Design program will begin on August 20. For more information, visit or call (910) 362-7883.