Courses + Costs

We strongly encourage students to complete courses in the recommended order given below to best support their student experience and success in meeting their learning outcomes. However, students can register in any course for which they meet the prerequisites. In the event of a conflict between the recommended course order and the prerequisites of our courses, please follow the prerequisites.

Course No.
Required Courses Tuition Term Available Notes

CECD 100

Introductory Communication Design


Spring, Summer, Fall Course replaces CECD 110

CECD 101

Drawing for Designers


Spring, Fall Course replaces CECD 160
CECD 103 Introductory Typography $424 Spring, Summer Course replaces CECD 112
CESE 103 New Topics in Contemporary Design


Spring, Summer, Fall Course replaces CESE 110
CECS 110*

Introductory Adobe Photoshop


Summer, Fall Course replaces CECS 130
CECS 111*
Introductory Adobe Illustrator $212 Spring, Fall Course replaces CECS 131

CECS 112*

Introductory Adobe InDesign


Spring, Summer Course replaces CECS 133
CECD 202
Publication Design
$424 Summer Course replaces CECD 330

CEPD 201

Professional Practices for Designers


Spring, Summer Course replaces CEPD 210

Total Program Tuition $3180
Approximate Supply Total


*students can take either CECS 120 (36 hours), or each of CECS 110, CECS 111 and CECS 112 (12 hour workshops)