Northwest Community College

Fine Arts Certificates

Digital Publishing | Fine Arts | Graphic Design | Photography

Digital Publishing
This certificate program aims to prepare students for entry level jobs in business, public relations, advertising and publishing. Students will gain basic competency in computer assisted design and will be able to produce brochures, newsletters and related material. Recommended for WIA

SEMESTER 1
GRA* 151 Graphic Design I - 3 credits
CSA* 105 Introduction to Software Applications - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
GRA* 252 Graphic Design II - 3 credits
ENG* 101 Composition OR  BBG* 210 Business Communication - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
GRA* 227 Interactive Media - 3 credits
SEMESTER 4
GRA* 260 Web Design - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 18
faculty contact ♦ Sue Berg sberg@nwcc.edu

 

Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Certificate Program is a program for the student who wishes to begin or continue the study of art at the college level. All courses can be applied to the Associate degree program in Fine Art.

SEMESTER 1
ART* 111 Drawing I - 3 credits
ART* 121 Two-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART* 151 Painting I - 3 credits
ART* Ceramics or Sculpture Elective - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
ART* 112 Drawing II - 3 credits
ART* 122 Three-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART* 113 Figure Drawing I - 3 credits
ART* 298 Special Topics: Advanced Project - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 24
faculty contact ♦ Janet Nesteruk jnesteruk@nwcc.edu

Graphic Design
Northwestern’s Graphic Design Program aims to provide the student with entry level graphic design skills. All courses are applicable to an Associate Degree. Northwestern’s graphic design students learn the principles and processes of graphic design while working in up-to-date computer graphics and photography studios. They develop a portfolio of original works of graphic design, computer illustration and desktop publishing.

SEMESTER 1 
ART* 141 Photography I - 3 credits
GRA* 151 Graphic Design I - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
GRA* 252 Graphic Design II - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3 
GRA* 227 Interactive Media OR GRA* 260 Web Design - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 12
faculty contact ♦ Sue Berg sberg@nwcc.edu

 

Photography
This certificate program aims to provide the student with entry-level photographic skills to work as a commercial photography assistant, as a local newspaper photographer, or photographic freelance assignments. Some students may take this certificate for the purpose of using photography as a means of artistic self-expression.

SEMESTER 1 
ART* 141 Photography I - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2 
ART* 142 Photography II - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
ART* 270 Digital Imaging - 3 credits
SEMESTER 4 
ART* 249 Photography Independent Study - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 12
faculty contact ♦ Sue Berg sberg@nwcc.edu

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