About Design Collaborative

The Collaborative Design Certificate of Accomplishment provides students with a strong foundation in multidisciplinary approaches to design and collaboration.

Our approach offers students the collaborative skills and experiences needed for success in today's workplace. The program enhances a focused study in any design discipline and also provides an introduction to design thinking and making for all students.

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish.

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Core courses:

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
DSGN 105 Design Thinking 1.5  
DSGN 101  Design Fundamentals 3  
DSGN 110  Design Drawing Techniques 1.5   
DSGN 150  Color in Design 3  
CMST 4  Group Communication 3  

Total Units: 12 

Choose 2 units from the following elective courses:

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ART 125A  Basic Design 3  
ART 126   Color 3  
ART 130A Basic Drawing 3  
ART 132A  Beginning Figure Drawing 3  
FASH 36A  Fashion Design I 3  
FASH 42 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3  
FASH 46 Fashion Merchandising 3  
IDST 3 Introduction to Museum Studies 3  
PHOT 50B  History & Aesthetics Since 1945 4  
PHOT 50A  History & Aesthetics Pre-1945 4  
PHOT 51 Beginning Photography 3  
PHOT 57 Photography for the Web 3  
PHOT 60A  Beginning Photoshop 2  
PHOT 60B  Intermediate Photoshop 3  
PHOT 101C   Self Portraiture 1  
PHOT 101D Landscape Photography 1  
PHOT 101G Pinhole Photography 1  
VMD 105 Visual Media Digital Skills 3  
VMD 120 Graphic Design I 3  
VMD 130  Typography I 3  
VMD 140  Web Production I 3  
VMD 150 Illustrator I 3  
VMD 152 InDesign I 3  
VMD 154  Photoshop I 3  

Total Units: 2

Overall Total Units: 14

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.