Tuesday, May 19, 2015

AIGA SD Portfolio Review this Saturday!



Join us this Saturday May 23 at Liberty Station Conference Center for the AIGA San Diego Portfolio Reivew. Cheer on our City College portfolio class who will be showcasing their amazing portfolios with graduates from all the other San Diego design programs. A big shout out to portfolio teacher extraordinaire Sean Bacon! 

To register go to this link: https://sandiego.aiga.org/event/student-portfolio-review-2015/

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

UNITE: Don't miss Michael Osborne on April 23rd. RSVP for the event

Don't forget to register for UNITE : Thursday April 23rd from 6-9pm at Liberty Station. Admission is only $5 for students/AIGA members.

The speaker is the incomparable Michael Osborne and you can check out his work at this link.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Big shout out to our incredible Y Conference Volunteers








































Thanks to the amazing team of Y Conference volunteers from SDCC who helped make the show go and pulled the Soviet Poster Show booth together at the event. Incredible speakers, great ideas with old and new friends.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union Opening
















Over 700 people have now seen Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union. A huge shout out to all the graphic design students and Visual and Performing Arts faculty who made the amazing opening possible. Thanks to the actors and dancers from Performing arts and to photographers Edward Honaker for these wonderful photos as well as David Eichinger for the panorama. The show runs March 13- April 13 at the City Gallery and is open Monday-Thursday 1-4pm and Thursday March 26 from 6-9pm with on site silk screening. The gallery is closed for Spring break. Special appreciation from Sean Bacon and Candice López to Ron Miriello, Amy Levine, MaeLin Levine, June Richards, Alicia Rincon, Terry Wilson, Sofia Laurein, Norman Ramos, Wayne Hulgin and Terri Hughes Oelrich.

You can view the old and new posters at this link: http://sovietpostershow.com

Gratitude goes out to the New Artists for Dialogues: Sean Adams, Michael Bierut, Gary Benzel, Stefan Bucher, Maximo Escobedo, Jennifer Hewitson, Josh Higgins, Jessica Hische, Don Hollis, Amy Levine, MaeLin Levine, Rafael López, Steven Morris, Joel Nakamura, Michael Osborne Fabrizio Scippa and Joel Sotelo.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dialogues Opening: TONITE Friday March 13 from 6-9pm in the City Gallery


Join us for a night of amazing artwork-historical posters from the Soviet Union and new works by top artists, designers and illustrators.

Russian historical figures in costume, dance and on site silk screening.

Coffee treats by Caffe Calabria and Russian chocolates. This free event is open to the public and there is plenty of free parking in the MS lot.

Thanks to all the students and faculty who made this dynamic show happen!

See you there!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Join us for the Opening of Dialogues: Friday March 13, 2015 at City Gallery 6-9pm. Free Event


Graphic Design Certificate and Degree Program

Visual and Performing Arts
Art: Graphic Design
Living in an information-seeking society, we are surrounded by words and pictures. It is the task of the graphic designer to research, analyze, organize and make artistic order out of chaos. Graphic design students must learn to speak a global visual language and develop an awareness of the meanings and power of symbols and words. The products and services they design and promote will make a social and ecological impact. An emphasis is placed on using design to make a difference through social and humanitarian projects and practices.
Program Emphasis
Early emphasis is on the design process, form, color and typography. The elements and principles of design are applied to projects which include packaging, magazine production, and design and production of posters, logos and brochures. Guided by instructors who are working design professionals, students learn to design for the real world. They make decisions about issues of concept, format, imagery, type, printing and methodology. Computer and traditional methods are used to solve graphic problems. The program culminates in a professional portfolio which can be used to continue studies to a four-year university or obtain employment. The portfolio is critiqued by practicing design advisors and alumni.

Faculty Office Telephone
Candice Lopez AH402A  619-388-3560 calopez@sdccd.edu

Career Options
Some careers in graphic design-related work require education beyond the associate degree. This list is not all-inclusive: advertising designer, art director, environmental graphic designer, graphic designer, type designer, illustrator, and magazine/editorial designer, multimedia designer, web page designer.

Certificate of Achievement: Visual and Performing Arts, Graphic Design
Students are provided with skills for entry-level employment in the graphic design field while also developing a portfolio in graphic design for jobs and/or specific university admission requirements.
*NOTE Take all beginning level classes first, followed by intermediate and advanced as the classes build on skills learned in previous courses.
BEGINNING LEVEL
ARTG 100 Basic Graphic Design
ARTG 106 Typography
ARTG 125 Digital Media
ARTG 118 Graphic Design History
ARTG 174A Book Arts or ARTG 120 Illustration

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
ARTG 124 Page Layout
ARTG 133 Identity and Packaging
ARTG 206 Typography 2

ADVANCED LEVEL
ARTG 148A Portfolio A[Fall only]
ARTG 148B Portfolio B [Spring only]

Associate Degree: Visual and Performing Arts, Graphic Design
The Associate Degree includes the same courses listed above plus one elective. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog.

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
ARTG 144 Web Page Design
ARTG 148C Portfolio Building
ARTG 225 Advanced Digital Media/Mobile Experience Design