Foothill College – Certificate of Achievement – Graphic & Interactive Design

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The certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the core and support courses. General education courses are not required.  Please see for recommended course sequence to assist with student success.

Core Courses (50 units)

ART 5A 2-D Foundations (4 Units)*

GID 1 History of Graphic Design (4 Units)*

GID 31 Graphic Design Drawing (4 Units)*

GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I (4 Units)*

GID 34 Graphic Design Studio II (4 Units)*

GID 35 Graphic Design Studio III (4 Units)*

GID 36 Typography (4 Units)*

GID 41 Digital Art & Graphics (4 Units)*

GID 55 User Experience (UI/UX) Design (4 Units)*

GID 56 Website Design (4 Units)*

GID 58 Web Design & Development III (4 Units)*

GID 60 Careers in the Visual Arts (2 Units)*

PHOT 5 Introduction to Photography (4 Units)*

Support Courses: Select 8 units from the following:

ART 4A Fundamentals in Drawing (4 Units)*

ART 20A Color I (4 Units)*

GID 37 Cartoon & Comic Illustration I (4 Units)*

GID 43 Illustration & Digital Imaging (4 Units)*

GID 44A Fundamentals of 3-D Animation (4 Units)*

GID 45 Digital Sound, Video & Animation (4 Units)

GID 46 Screenprinting (4 Units)

GID 47 Motion Graphics (4 Units)

GID 49 Game Art & Design (4 Units)*

GID 53A Beginning T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 Units)

GID 53B Intermediate T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 Units)

GID 53C Advanced T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 Units)

GID 57 Website Design & Development II (4 Units)*

GID 61 Portfolio (2 Units)*

GID 67 Mobile Game Design (4 Units)

GID 68A Introduction to Virtual Reality Design (4 Units)

GID 68B Virtual Reality Game Design (4 Units)

GID 71 Storyboarding (4 Units)*

GID 77 Advanced Website Design & Development (4 Units)

GID 78 Rapid Website Development (4 Units)

The courses listed above may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule.  If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from another college.

Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to program completion.

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