Mission Statement: The Laney College Graphic Arts Department provides a first-tier education in Graphic Arts at an affordable rate. The diversity of the multi-generational and multicultural population of students and faculty provides a unique learning experience. We teach graphic design and new-media skills using the latest software used in the print and online media industries. These tools include the Adobe Creative Cloud products: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and web and animation technologies.
We offer degree and certificate programs in Applied Graphic Design and digital media. We recently added a new animation certificate to our program.
Currently, all Graphic Arts classes are taught online.
The Graphics Arts courses are uniquely suitable for online instruction. Our capable instructors have created outstanding online courses with digital lectures, video tutorials, and online discussions.
- We teach remotely using Canvas and Zoom
- Our students have access to their virtual classrooms 24/7
- Our students can learn safely from home and can make their own schedules
- Our instructors are available via Zoom to answer questions
- We have student tutors/TA who can provide extra help to our students
- Laney College provides laptops and free access to software for those who need them
Earn a Degree or a Certificate in Graphic Design
Applied Graphic Design/Digital Imaging
(ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE/ CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT)
The AA degree and certificate in Applied Graphic Design/Digital Imaging offer hands-on experience for students interested in combining artistic creativity and computer technology. Students receive practical knowledge of processes, color theory, design elements and principles, computer software applications, and personal communication skills.
Graphics in Motion
(CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY)
The Certificate of Proficiency in Graphics in Motion introduces students to the fundamental building blocks of animated filmmaking using art, animation principles, and personal creativity. Students will cover topics in basic drawing for animation; Disney’s 12 principles; timing and spacing of objects, nature, animals, and humans; and professional animation software.
To find information about our certificates and degrees,
please download the Graphic Arts Brochure: