Graphic Arts at Mission College

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Program Specifications

Below you can find a detailed list of the classes and requirements connected to this program.

The following classes are required for this program.
Note:The classes listed reflect program changes going into effect Fall 2011.

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Class Name


GRART 062 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 3.0
GRART 063 Introduction to Adobe InDesign 3.0
GRART 064 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3.0
GRART 066 Advanced Adobe Illustrator 3.0
GRART 067 Advanced Adobe InDesign: Portfolio 3.0
GRART 068 Advanced Adobe Photoshop 3.0

Plus select an additional course (or courses) to complete the required minimum total of 21 semester units

GDES 035 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design 3.0
GDES 045 Web Page Design with XHTML 3.0
GDES 060 Electronic Page Layout & Typography 3.0
GDES 085 Professional Portfolio and Design


GRART 050 Exploring Careers in Graphic Arts 3.0
GRART 075 Printing Graphic Files On the Press 3.0
CA 046D Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint 1.0

Graphic Arts
Certificate and Degree

The pace and volume of content distribution continues to accelerate. This increasing demand for information and communication promises to keep the graphic arts field expanding with a wealth of job, career, and creative opportunities, both in the print field as well as on the web.

Multiple opportunities

Opportunities range from electronic page layout, illustration, visual asset production for the web, print production, image manipulation, and presswork. Continual advances in technology contribute to new and unexplored avenues for the creative arts.

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Student Work


  • This program consists of 21 units

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"I learned so many new skills, and really got better at using the ones I already new. It amazes me how much you can learn in just one semester."