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Graphic Design: Production (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This diploma is an in-depth Graphic Design Production that offers the student technical hands-on skills. Upon completion this student will have numerous opportunities for employment in the printing and communications industry. Students will receive industry specific training on software programs designed to produce print media and electronic communications material. Examples of such software include: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Training will be provided using different computerized systems, printers and desktop scanners to produce basic publications, ads, or print materials. If you are creative and enjoy producing magazine ads, publications, books, brochures and advertisements, forms, business cards, or invitations, this degree is designed for you. This diploma is focused on training the student for the production workforce within the printing and publishing industry.

 

Award Outcomes

Utilize the elements and principles of design

Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design

Exhibit use of technology workflow

Perform troubleshooting strategies

Produce clean proofs and prints for press-ready documents

Career Opportunities

Graphic design is an ever-changing and evolving professional career with many occupational categories and opportunities. One might find employment in a production environment, customer service, customer support, sales, creative production, consulting or training. Occupational titles include but are not limited to creative designer, graphic designer, print production artist, web designer, web producer, web developer, production artist, advertising artist, art typographer. Common working environments might include design or production, in a corporation, agency, advertising or marketing setting, printing company, or graphics service bureau.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 44 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1010Basic Drawing

3

MGDP1205Fundamentals of Graphic Design

3

MGDP1210Graphic Design Essentials

3

MGDP1220Concepts in Creativity

3

MGDP1230Photoshop

3

MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP1250Web Design & Development I

3

MGDP1310InDesign

3

MGDP1330Advanced Page Layout

3

MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MGDP1350Advanced Illustrator

3

MGDP1360Acrobat

2

MGDP2010Applied Graphic Design

3

MGDP2040Collateral Advertising

3

MGDP2080Applied Typography

3

General Education Required 6 Credits

Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

Choose one of the following:

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 4 Credits

Any ARSP, CCIS, MGDP, or MMVP course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1120Introduction to Digital Photography

2

MGDP2215Graphic Design Internship

1 - 12

Total Diploma Credits 54

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1010Basic Drawing

3

MGDP1205Fundamentals of Graphic Design

3

MGDP1210Graphic Design Essentials

3

MGDP1220Concepts in Creativity

3

MGDP1310InDesign

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1230Photoshop

3

MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP1360Acrobat

2

MGDP2010Applied Graphic Design

3

MGDP2080Applied Typography

3

Total Credits  14

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

Choose one of the following:

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1250Web Design & Development I

3

MGDP1330Advanced Page Layout

3

MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MGDP1350Advanced Illustrator

3

Total Credits  12

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP2040Collateral Advertising

3

Technical Studies Electives

4

Total Credits 7

Technical Studies Electives

Any Audio Production (ARSP), IT/Computer Careers (CCIS), Graphic Design (MGDP) or Interactive Design and Video Production (MMVP) course that is not required for this award may be used to satisfy an elective requirement. 

Recommended: 

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1120Introduction to Digital Photography

2

MGDP2215Graphic Design Internship

1 - 12

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

Graduation (54 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

3/24/2021 : BP 1510 / EP