Certificate - Basic Graphic Design

Riverside City College
10-12 months
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
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About this program

Certificate - Basic Graphic Design

This certificate prepares students for a career in 2-dimensional graphic design, emphasizing layout, typography, and correct color models. Students produce real-world projects in an environment of a live, production facility with strong emphasis on deadlines and intended market, using the latest equipment and software available.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

Semester 1

  • ADM-1
  • ADM-2A
  • ADM-62

Semester 2

  • ADM-71A
  • ADM-77A

Semester 3

  • ADM-63A

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 10-12 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.


Tuition fees: $435 per unit for international students.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Create an advertisement suitable for a portfolio that displays consistent color harmony and the effective use of the principles and elements of design.
  • Create a graphics project from concept to prepared artwork considering color model, resolution, target market, and, if applicable, assign substrates and inks for its production.
  • Analyze and explain methods and techniques to design aesthetically pleasing and effective typographic communication.
  • Utilize various digital image-editing tools to edit, retouch, manipulate, enhance, optimize and composite raster-based images for a broad range of graphic design and digital media usages.
  • Understand the technical differences and strategical advantages of raster-based and vector-based images for various design outputs and digital applications.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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