Certificate Programs Prior to Fall 2013

 

Credit Certificates

Students who entered the our department before Fall 2013 can choose to follow the former certificate structure listed below or switch to the new one described here. For more information, please contact Lorraine Leber at lleber@ccsf.edu.

For complete information on the certificates listed below, including units and classes required, click here to download a PDF.


Design and Production

Production Art

Establishing a solid foundation of "computer fluency" is essential to succeed in the competative visual media industry. This certificate emphasizes digital skills for print in conjuction with design disciplines including typography, composition, and layout. It is a good choice for students who have completed a degree in a related area such as fine art, photography or film.


Web Design and Graphics

The Web Design and Graphics combines the production tools and techniques for interactive digital media with the study of the design process and problem solving. Students who complete this certificate will be prepared for entry-level positions in web design and production.


Web Production (Fast Track)

The fast-track Web Production program is a short-term certificate that focuses on website graphics and production tools. This course of study is designed for students already familiar with working on Macs and PCs and who already have experience with basic design. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in website production.


Web Programming (Fast Track)

The Web Programming fast-track certificate combines website scripting and programming languages with design/animation tools that allow interactivity. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in
website programming.


Web Programming

Multimedia Programming includes instruction and practice in programming languages and authoring tools that are currently used in the local web industry. After completing these courses, students will be ready for entry-level positions in multimedia computer programming.


Web Design with Dreamweaver

This short course of study allows students who have graphic design and other
production experience to focus on developing their knowledge of Dreamweaver,
an industry-standard web design and development tool.


Rich Media Production

The courses in the Rich Media Production certificate will show students the techniques and technology of audio and video production for interactive digital media. Students learn how to shoot video and edit with state of the art video-editing equipment and software. This course of study prepares students for entry-level positions involving image and sound production for distribution over the web.

 

Game Design and Animation

Interactive Game Design and Production

The Interactive Game Design and Production certificate combines the study of drawing, design and digital tools with game production using the problem-solving skills and techniques used in interactive game design and production. After completing the courses in this certificate, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in the interactive game design and production industry.


Animation

The Animation certificate is a multidisciplinary program that combines the study of animation, art, graphics and problem solving with the tools and techniques for interactive digital media. You will be prepared for entry-level positions in animation in local web industries.


Flash Design and Development

This short course of study allows students who have graphic design and other multimedia production experience to focus on developing their knowledge specifically in Flash programming and animation.