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Sinclair College

Digital Design VISDD.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 20 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Design
Effective as of Fall 2020

Have you been working in Graphic design, but want to brush up on the latest software/technology of the field? If so, then this certificate may be for you!

Students who complete this short-term certificate may obtain entry-level positions in the field of digital/interactive design or continue in the Visual Communications program for completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree.

What is the program about?

This certificate provides an introduction to the digital design process and digital applications that are used by designers to create interactive media. Specifically, students will learn the basics of design principles and layouts for interactive media, including web development, 2D animation, video, media optimization and file management to provide support in a variety of entry-level design positions. Students will be exposed to the latest version of the Adobe products.

Program Outcomes

  • Recognize, understand and use the language and jargon of design.
  • Communicate design concepts at various stages of development using the design process, interactive media and/or appropriate software.
  • Develop print and new media concepts using traditional and computer-based design tools.
  • Develop professional quality presentations and demonstrate adequate written and oral communication skills.

Career Opportunities

Students will be able to obtain entry-level positions in the field of digital/interactive design.


Course Title Credits
VIS 1100 Design Foundations 4
VIS 1140 Design Processes 4
VIS 1208 Typography 4
VIS 1218 Web Design 4
VIS 2160 Design Applications II 4
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.