The primary goal of the certificate in digital design and publishing is to provide students a sequence of study that will offer them artistic and technical skills vital to the contemporary media design workplace. The coursework is intended to provide suitable preparation for entry level employment in computer design and publishing; it also enables people currently employed in computer design and publishing a means to upgrade and expand their skills.

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Minimum program credit hours: 33

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
Core Requirements
24 credit hours
ART 1510: Drawing I3
ART 1530: 2-D Design & Color3
ART 1730: Introduction to Computer Art & Design3
ART 1740: Graphic Design, Layout, and Publishing Basics3
ART 1750: Graphic Design Applications3
ART 2730: Web Design and Animation3
ART 1611: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics3
ART 1500: Introduction to Art3
ART 1550: Survey of Visual Art: Prehistoric through Medieval3
ART 1560: Survey of Visual Art: Renaissance through Contemporary3
ART 1570: Basic Black and White Photography3
ART 2611: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics3
Important Points
  • Students are advised to select program electives after careful consultation with their advisors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in a variety of media production skills.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply production skills in the creation of effective media pieces.
  3. Apply knowledge of audience analyses in the design of their media pieces and production.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use industry standard media software to create media pieces and productions.
  5. Apply foundation knowledge, skills, and behavior to be successful in professional or academic work settings.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Simone Sellstrom, Director, Media, Visual and Performing Arts
Simone SellstromDirector, Media, Visual and Performing Arts202 SHEL, Jamestown Campus716.338.1152Contact | Full Profile ▸