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Graphic Design (CFGDTC)



This program provides students with entry-level skills in graphic design and allows students to upgrade or expand their present skills. It also is a path for upgrading or expanding skills in one's present employment. Students will focus on typography and the foundations of visual communication design for both print and on-screen media, and build skills in the most widely used graphic design software applications. This program provides credits towards the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design.

Students should choose the appropriate faculty for academic advising based on their last name: Ingrid Ankerson (A-M), Kristine Willimann (N-Z).


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Good computer skills and aptitude are required to enroll in GDT computer-based courses. Students with no or minimal computer skills are encouraged to begin with GDT 105 Introduction to Mac Graphics. GDT courses are taught using Macintosh computers.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Digital Media Arts Dept
Ingrid Ankerson (advises students with last name beginning A-L)
Kristine Willimann (advises students with last name beginning M-Z)


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Restricted Electives: ART 101, ART 102, ART 111, ART 112, ART 114, ART 120, ART 122, ART 125, ART 127, ART 129, GDT 106, GDT 107, GDT 108, GDT 151, GDT 239, GDT 245 or any 100 level or higher ANI, PHO, VID or WEB course. 3 - 4
GDT 100 Typography I 4
GDT 104 Introduction to Graphic Design 4
GDT 112 Principles and Problem-Solving in Graphic Design 4
GDT 220 Publication Design 4
WEB 110 Web Development I 4
WEB 115 Introduction to Interface Design 4
Total 27 - 28
Total Credits Required
27 - 28

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