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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Digital Imaging Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Digital Imaging and enter the workforce. Students explore visual communications, fine art, design, camera, video and photo processes. This certificate program prepares students for entry-level career positions in digital photo labs, newspaper photo departments, and graphic design production. Students work independently, as well as in collaborative groups in the design and implementation of mixed media presentations and applications.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 111Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 112Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 117Introduction to Visual Communications

3

ART 139Digital Photography I

3

ELECTIVE MGD 104/133/164/204/259/264, ART 113/140/144, or JOU 121

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of MGD 111, MGD 112, MGD 117, ART 139, and 3 credits of courses (select one course from MGD 104, MGD 164, ART 144, or JOU 121), you should apply for the Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 211Adobe Photoshop II

3

ART 239Digital Photography II

3

ELECTIVE MGD 104/133/164/204/259/264, ART 113/140/144, or JOU 121

3

ELECTIVE MGD 104/133/164/204/259/264, ART 113/140/144, or JOU 121

3

MGD 268Business for Creatives

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Take MGD 268 in the last semester.

You should apply for completion of the Digital Imaging Certificate at the end of Semester 2.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Important Program Notes:

Scheduling may vary per campus locations. You are encouraged to register for courses in accord with your main campus scheduling.