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Degree Plans - Visual Communications - Visual Communications Certificate (Archived)

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.VISUAL.COMM.08

The one-year Visual Communications certificate provides basic knowledge about the visual communications industry. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with design concepts, skills and tools and to provide training for the creative graphics and publishing software used in visual communication fields.



ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTS 1311 2-D Design OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design (3)
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
ARTC 2311 History of Communication Graphics 3


ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
Minimum Hours Required 31

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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