Build Your Future in Computer Graphics

The Computer Graphics Certificate Program exposes the student to a variety of digital software that can be used to create digital drawings, paintings, and illustrations. This exposure provides students with a foundational education in Digital Arts, which allows them to expand forward in other related specific focuses in Digital Art and the Entertainment Art fields.

Students have a variety of classes that they can pursue allowing them to build a portfolio and experience displaying their artistic talents, knowledge, and technical proficiency of industry standard digital software.  This certificate is designed to help students find employment in occupations that desire entry-level skills in computer-aided art and design. This certificate requires a total of 28-30 units of which 24 units are in required courses, and an additional 4-6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course taken.

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Certificate – Computer Graphics

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
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  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Computer Graphics

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Graphic Designer
• Photographer
• Production Artist
• Art Director
• Graphic Artist
• Animator
• Creative Director
• Visual Designer
• Junior Graphic Designer
• Product Designer
• Product Development Engineer
• Art Teacher
• Interaction Designer

Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. Job growth may be slowed, however, by companies hiring animators and artists who work overseas. Studios may save money on animation by using lower paid workers outside of the United States.

Consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and three-dimensional movies. This will create demand for newer computer hardware, which will enhance the complexity of animation and visual effects. Additional multimedia artists and animators will be required to meet this increased demand.

Further, an increased demand for computer graphics for mobile devices, such as smart phones, will lead to more job opportunities. Multimedia artists will be needed to create animation for games and applications for mobile devices.

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Steven Klippenstein

Arts and Digital Arts

Average Salary in this Field

$44,770 to

$129,840 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Graphic Designer

Interaction Designer

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