Digital Graphic Design

CBT College offers a digital graphic design program that you could enroll in. This degree program typically takes students 24 months to complete. You will receive classroom instruction, as well as hands-on experience when you enroll in our associate degree program on our Florida campus.

The Digital Graphic Design program at CBT College will help you shape and build your creativity by improving your interpersonal skills and artistic ability; this could help you land a great job as a digital graphic designer; you could also sell your ideas to business executives around the world.

The designs you learn to develop and create through our Digital Graphic Design program will help you draw, photograph, paint, or create computer-generated images that could be placed on:

  • Business Cards
  • Web Sites
  • Company Buildings
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Magazine Covers
  • Television Shows or Films
  • Books
  • Advertising Merchandise
  • and more…

To learn more about the Digital Graphic Design program, contact CBT College today!

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Do you have originality and creativity? Perhaps you have an artistic ability that allows you to create designs that are not only interesting, but designs that appeal to an audience. If so, a career as a graphic designer could be just the job for you. Before you begin applying to graphic design positions, you will need to enroll in an accredited digital graphic design program. CBT College has the perfect degree program for you. For information about Gainful Employment related to this academic program, click here. For detailed information of terms and disclosures, please visit: www.cbt.edu/academics/disclosure

The curriculum that you study while enrolled in the Digital Graphic Design program at CBT College places emphasis on the techniques and learning skills in:

  • Digital Imaging
  • Production
  • Computer Graphics
  • and more…

You will learn a variety of skills and concepts while enrolled in this associate degree program, including how to control and direct the flow of advertising design for print media and web. The hands-on training that you receive, in addition to classroom instruction, includes various computer graphic applications, such as:

  • Adobe Flash
  • InDesign
  • QuarkXPress
  • Maya
  • AfterEffect
  • Illustrator

Once you have successfully completed the Digital Graphic Design program at CBT College, you will receive a Photoshop Certification.

Web Design Fundamentals

CGS1883 ›

This course helps students to establish a solid background of web page creation and website basic components. Additionally, students will learn basic web design concepts such as color theory, typography, and introduction web languages such as HTML, XML, XHML, CSS, Dynamic HTML, and JavaScript.

Microsoft Technology Applications

CGS1060 ›

This is a hands-on course in which you will learn to use a computer to practice four of the most popular programs within the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). You will learn to be an intermediate level user of the Microsoft Office Suite. Microsoft Word is a word processing program with which you can create common business and personal documents. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that organizes and calculates accounting-type information. Microsoft Access is a database program that organizes large amounts of information in a useful manner. Finally, Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program with which you can develop slides to accompany an oral presentation.

Principles of Entrepreneurship

ENT1000 ›

This is a foundation course in the modern treatment of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the elements of start-up/buy-out/franchising, business plans, marketing plans, human resources, financial planning, legal forms, products/services, selling, advertising, management policies, accounting systems, tax issues, capital management, computers, risk management and business ethics.

Digital Image Processing

PYG1890 ›

As a student in this course, you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. You will first be introduced to Photoshop basics in order to gain knowledge on image processing, editing, selection, and masking. Learn to optimize and save images for web and print media. Short studies will develop student proficiency in the design tools for imaging, design, interactivity and animation. Inquiry and experimentation are encouraged, leading towards the development of the skills and techniques needed to create thoughtful and critical art in electronic media.

Web Site Design I

CGS1801 ›

This course provides an introduction to web site design using one of the most useful web editors. It is taught on IBM PC compatibles using Microsoft Internet Explorer as the default browser to review the design. Students will learn the basic of internet graphics along with optimization for practical web site(s). In addition, students will be aware of web site structures and hyper links.

Interactive Media Design

DIG1310 ›

As a student in this course, you will learn how to use computer animated applications, such as Macromedia Flash. You will first be introduced to Flash basics, and learn to plan and create an animation. You will learn to create animations, movies, and banner ads. Then you will learn to control an animation using a basic action scripting and to create an interactive presentation, as well as to create (dynamic) flash web site, and then publish to the World Wide Web.

English Composition I

ENC1100 ›

This course is the first college level English course for students. This course emphasizes the skills necessary to prepare you for college level writing. In this course students will develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Oral and written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure are also covered.

Principles of Design

ART1201 ›

In this class students will learn to how to balance creative and practical considerations so that they can choose the best format for a design. Line, type, shape and texture are the building blocks for any design. Students will be able to use the elements together to create great designs.

Principles of College Algebra

MAC1100 ›

The student will demonstrate: an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve system of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

English Composition II

ENC1106 ›

This course is the second required English core course for students pursuing an Associate’s degree. It is a course in reading, writing and critical thinking which emphasizes composing essays, producing a documented paper based on research, and reading and writing.

Motion Graphics

DIG1112 ›

Learn the basic concepts in motion graphics, animation and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web. This course also reviews how to produce and integrate with other computer graphic design software to overcome production challenges and deliver quality results.

Computer Graphic Illustration

GRA1852 ›

As a student in this course, you will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator current version. You will first be introduced to Illustrator basics in order to gain knowledge on Shapes, editing, selection, and masking. Learn to optimize, save images for web and print media and to do photo illustrations. Short studies will develop student proficiency in the design tools for imaging, design, interactivity and animation. Inquiry and experimentation are encouraged, leading towards the development of the skills and techniques needed to create thoughtful and critical art in electronic media.

Portfolio Creation

DIG1590 ›

The student develops a graphic design portfolio in preparation for a job interview. Working individually with the instructor, each student begins the selection of representative pieces that showcase a unique style and demonstrate overall conceptual abilities and technical competencies. Additional focus will be on the development of an electronic portfolio that will be turned into a website to be used for job search purposes.

Fundamentals of Drawing

ART1300 ›

This class is designed to help students learn and understand the key tools needed to draw inanimate objects as well as the human body. Since learning to draw involves learning to see, The Art of Drawing stresses the development of this essential visual skill. Observational and conceptual exercises explore the use of a broad vocabulary of materials, techniques, and treatments of the drawn image. More intensive work with the human figure will provide exposure to gesture and anatomy, while color materials such as pastels will expand technical possibilities.

Computer Animation Processing I

DIG1302 ›

Students will learn how to solve dimensional design problems, characterize, develop new products, design prototypes, and build digital models using an industry standard animation application.

Digital Publishing - Indesign

GRA2858 ›

Students will master the unique design opportunities and challenges presented by brochures and other multipage publications. Students are expected to cultivate and demonstrate a high level of comprehension about the interrelationship between visual form and meaning. Students will lay out professional quality single and multipage documents that include text and graphics, and are designed for professional printing and publication. Students will create eye catching print documentations such as newsletters, brochures, postcards, menus, books, and much more.

Speech

SPC1013 ›

The course includes theories and practices in oral communication and speech writing, and the process of oral communication in all types of organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of effective oral communication, with an emphasis on delivering effective presentations. This course will cover skills and techniques for planning and delivering a presentation, overcoming anxiety, and working with various audiences. Students will also use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and present an automated slide show presentation.

Graphic Symbolism

GRA2160 ›

In this class students will learn to express a new brand or to revitalize an existing one using a universal five- phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. Course will cover from research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance for the entire process.

Intellectual Prop Law for Graphic Des.

BUL2514 ›

The Intellectual Property Law course is designed to introduce students to the legal issues surrounding graphic design and employment in the graphic design industry. Topics include Copyright Laws, Fair Use, Contracts and negotiation, fair pricing and other ethical issues.

The salary for a graphic design artist will vary, depending on the company or organization that you work for, the location, and the job that you are doing. The median annual wage for a graphic designer was approximately $44,150, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You will be able to find work with small and large advertising firms, design consulting firms, publishing companies, and more.

The demand for graphic designers continues to grow each year. In fact, the employment for graphic artists (and related workers) is expected to increase by 16 percent over the next few years.

Available Campuses

CBT College has five (5) convenient locations in Miami-Dade. All CBT locations are nationally accredited by ACICS, and offer a full time Career Services Department to help student and graduates in their Job Search.

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CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.

2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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