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Digital Design

  • Name:

    Digital Design (CLCR345)

  • Department:

    College Preparation and Career

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Digital Design



Are you an artistic person drawn to the idea of creating graphic elements? Then a career in digital design may be for you! In this course, you will learn the basic principles of design, the tools needed to succeed in the industry and how to design objects for specific purposes and audiences. You’ll also learn how to market yourself and open your own design business all while building a portfolio. Let’s align your skills and dreams today for a career in digital design!

Special Notes:

This course requires students to use a variety of web-based programs for digital design. Links to these options are given in the lessons and assignments. Students do not need to purchase any software for the course.


If you love to create eye-catching designs in Canva or experiment with funky fonts in PowerPoint, then this course may be exactly what you’re looking for! On the other hand, if you struggle to understand why some graphics look really polished while others don’t, then this course can help you, too. Digital Design begins with an overview of graphic design throughout history and in various cultures. You will be introduced to various careers in graphic design and the organizations that can help you prepare for a future career. As you learn about the tools of the graphic designer, you will also become more proficient in using line, space, and color. By the time you finish the course, you will have your very own design portfolio that you can continue to develop in the future. Digital Design will give you a strong foundation in the principles of design, which you can use no matter where your career takes you.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.