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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Media & Communication Arts - Design & Layout, Certificate

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Suggested sequence (may be modified to meet your needs):

Credit Hours Required: 60

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Media & Communication Arts-Design & Layout - Additional Program Information

Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science   Media & Communication Arts-Design & Layout 75  
Certificate   Media & Communication Arts-Design & Layout 60  


Contact Information
Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Ron Hood 586.445.7435 hoodr@macomb.edu South Campus
Professor Kris Mellebrand 586.445.7435 mellebrandk@macomb.edu South Campus
Professor Shaun Sarcona 586.445.7435 sarconas@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

The Media & Communication Arts-Design & Layout program provides training in various industry standard page layout applications and printing output specifications. Students learn on various hardware platforms such as Mac OS and Windows XP. Vector, raster, and multimedia non‑linear based applications are included.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate computer skills for the media and communication arts industry.

2. Apply the fundamentals of art and design.

3. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking within a design-art context.

4. Demonstrate visual, presentation, and communication skills necessary for successful employment in the media and communication arts industry.

5. Demonstrate entry-level skills in a rapidly changing media and communication arts industry.

6. Apply mathematical concepts indicative of the media and communication arts industry.

7. Demonstrate a professional work ethic.

8. Solve visual problems in design using key elements of design in rectilinear and curvilinear lines, mechanical, biomorphic, and dynamic composition.

9. Create compositions using shapes in designs that have dominant and subdominant elements emphasizing balance between positive and negative.

Career Opportunities:

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.

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