Graphic Design (GRD.AAS)
Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the
duration of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning
outcomes represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful
completion of their program at Oakland Community College.
- Graphic Design students will demonstrate an understanding of and ability to weld disparate
visual elements into an acceptable graphic solution to meet their clients’ demands.
- Graphic Design students will demonstrate sufficient competency in producing preliminary
layouts, “comps” (tighter, more comprehensive layouts) and acceptable skills in the
indication of necessary pictorial elements (generally with markers).
- Graphic Design students will demonstrate sufficient knowledge of generally accepted
principles of color.
- Graphic Design students will demonstrate the required level of computer literacy with
the basic graphic software used in the profession. Currently Adobe’s InDesign (GRD
1750) and Illustrator (GRD 1850) from Adobes’ Creative Suite 2.
- Graphic Design students will analyze the relationship between form and content.