2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Visual Communications
Degree Plan: Visual Communications Certificate

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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
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration 3
ARTS 1311 Design I OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design (3)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 2311 History of Communication Graphics 3


ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media OR 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications (3)
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
Minimum Hours Required 30

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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