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Las Positas College Visual Communications

Program Requirements

AA - Visual Communications

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a sophisticated level of visual literacy and technical competence in conceptualizing, creating, and delivering graphic design work developed with digital software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate quality and effectiveness of Design Projects

Core Courses

  • VCOM 48 Introduction to a Design Studio
  • VCOM 50 Visual Communications and the Process of Design
  • VCOM 51 Color for Design
  • VCOM 52 Introduction to Typography
  • VCOM 53 Photoshop I for Design
  • VCOM 54 Illustrator I for Design
  • VCOM 55 Web Design I
  • VCOM 56 Design Concepts I

Advanced Courses

  • VCOM 57 Design Concepts II
  • VCOM 60 Creative Portfolio and Self-Promotion
  • VCOM 64 InDesign I and Layout Techniques
  • VCOM 58 Photoshop II for Design or
  • VCOM 59 Illustrator II for Design

Certificate of Achievement - Visual Communications

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a sophisticated level of visual literacy and technical competence in conceptualizing, creating, and delivering graphic design work developed with digital software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate quality and effectiveness of Design Projects

Core Courses

  • VCOM 48 Introduction to a Design Studio
  • VCOM 50 Visual Communications and the Process of Design
  • VCOM 51 Color for Design
  • VCOM 52 Introduction to Typography
  • VCOM 53 Photoshop I for Design
  • VCOM 54 Illustrator I for Design
  • VCOM 55 Web Design I
  • VCOM 56 Design Concepts I
  • VCOM 57 Design Concepts II

* To receive a Certificate Emphasis in Print or Web, complete one of the two Visual Communications Options for a minimum of 8 units

Option 1- Emphasis in Web

  • VCOM 62 Web Design II
  • VCOM 63 Website and Multimedia Production
  • VCOM63IN Internship in Website and Multimedia Production

Option 2 – Emphasis in Print

  • VCOM 64 InDesign I and Layout Techniques
  • VCOM 65 Electronic Pre-Press and Print Production
  • VCOM 65IN Internship in Electronic Pre-Press and Print Production

Students may receive an additional Certificate if they complete both options: Emphasis in Mutimedia, VCOM 63, and 63IN and Emphasis in Print, VCOM 65 and 65IN

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.