Graphic Arts Courses

Ohlone College Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

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GA/ART-109A Beginning Graphic Design I (Letter Forms and Typography)

This course is an introduction to Graphic Design and visual communication exploring traditional and contemporary typefaces
Transferable to CSU & UC
GE Plan A: IIIB. Humanities and Participatory Arts

Articulations:
SJSU: DSGD 99 Introduction to Typography
CSUEB: Art 330

GA/ART-109B Beginning Graphic Design II

This course introduces students to compositional strategies and visual communication problem-solving skills employed by designers.
Transferable to CSU

GA/ART-110A/B Advanced Graphic Design

Advanced level course focusing on visual solutions using graphic design for 2D and 3D objects.
Transferable to CSU

GA/MM-112 Motion Graphics

Introduction to motion graphic design and visual effects software.
Transferable to CSU

Articulations:
CSUEB: Art 245

GA/ART-160A/B Computer Graphics

An introduction to creating computer-generated graphics and graphic design.
Transferable to CSU & UC
GE Plan A: IIIB. Humanities and Participatory Arts

GA/ART-161A/B Digital Graphics

Overview of computer graphics and image editing software on desktop computers.
Transferable to CSU
Plan B - CSU General Education C1 - Arts

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graphic Arts / Computer Graphics AA Degree

  1. Employ skills and process required for working in both traditional graphics arts and digital graphics arts.
  2. Demonstrate a variety of fundamental graphic imaging and sketching techniques.
  3. Utilize problem solving techniques in developing creative graphic designs.
  4. Prepare a professional quality graphic art presentation.
  5. Deliver a verbal presentation of prepared graphic art solutions to a group.
  6. Produce a high quality student portfolio of graphic arts projects.
  7. Demonstrate personal growth as an artist using graphics arts.