An Award Winning Graphic Design Program located in the heart of Downtown San Diego

The graphic design program at San Diego City College has a long history of mentoring strong designers who make a difference. Guided by accomplished, exceptional faculty who are working professionals, students learn to design for the real world. Frequently earning top awards, transfer scholarships and jobs, our graduates excel in the industry. At City, we ignite inspiration and student success with portfolios that demonstrate a unique voice, vision and viewpoint.

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Explore Advanced Typography this Fall

Explore Advanced Typography this Fall

ARTG 206: Advanced Typography: 60523//Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9:10pm
Typographic design, whether considered a functional or creative activity, is an essential component of all visual communications. Imagine pushing your skills with a past President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, San Diego chapter and Visual Asylum studio partner Amy Levine. Learn from the best in this intermediate level course and take advantage of an innovative creative director with time to give personal attention to your work.

By understanding the principles of typography, a graphic designer should have the ability to improve the meaning of a message. Throughout the term, in Type 2 you will study typographic composition, syntax and semantics as they apply to improving the quality of information and communication.

The result will be dynamic projects for your portfolio that will turn heads such as Conference Branding, artful theatre logos and impactful direct mail pieces.

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Take Design 100 from a next level professional

Take Design 100 from a next level professional

Learn the foundations of design from one of the best in the business! Take advantage of being exposed to the business of design by working with Professor MaeLin Levine. MaeLin is a design industry leader and was recently named one of “The 12 Most Important People in Design Right Now” in a San Diego Magazine recent edition. She was also a main stage speaker at “UCSD’s Design Forward San Diego” and the AIGA Y Design Conference. You’ll get exposure to real-world design projects, visit a number of design firms including Visual Asylum and hear from passionate practitioners about the exciting field of Design all while learning the foundations of design.
ENROLL NOW: CRN 46603 // TTH 6:00PM – 9:10PM

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How to Build a Powerful Portfolio

How to Build a Powerful Portfolio

What are the ideal circumstances needed to craft an exceptional portfolio? One that will get you a job, turn heads or help your transfer to continue your education at the school of your dreams?

How about two highly experienced portfolio instructors who have art directed award winning portfolios year after year. Imagine a small class size where you would work side by side other students who are serious about producing great work just like you. Consider creating three dynamic projects designed to make you produce your best work.

That class is called Portfolio Building and is team taught by Sean Bacon and Candice López. Both are absolutely determined to guide you to success this Fall. One of the projects we complete is the design of a custom type font which you will then apply to a project of your choice. We look at your overall portfolio and what is missing to help you create a vibrant, balanced presentation that will get you noticed.
Portfolio Building this Fall meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4:10 pm for 8 weeks then online. Let us help you build a powerful portfolio.

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