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Dept Chair: Mark Garrett
Email: mark.garrett@wvm.edu
Phone: (408) 855-5293
Counseling: (408) 855-5030

Division: Liberal Studies
Div Chair: Keith Johnson


The Mission College Graphic Arts Program is the most comprehensive program of its kind in Northern California. The program is over 20 years old and has grown and changed as the industry has adjusted to the needs of the economy and the community.

At Mission College the Graphic Arts Program started out as the Printing Technology Department. Although a small part of the program is still devoted to darkroom work, stripping, plating, and offset press, our program has expanded. With the advent of electronic publishing and digital imaging in 1989, we expanded to include electronic page layout, digital imaging, file manipulation, and prepress. The majority of instruction focuses on desktop publishing on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

The following courses are offered through the program:

  • GRART050 Graphic Arts Technology: Industry Overview
  • GRART062 Production Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • GRART066 Advanced Production Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • GRART063 Desktop Publishing using Quark Xpress or Adobe In-Design
  • GRART064 Beginning Adobe Photoshop
  • GRART068 Advanced Adobe Photoshop
  • GRART065 Desktop Color Prepress
  • GRART070 PDF Publishing and Web Publishing
  • GRART075 Offset Press (including camera and stripping)

If you are looking for marketable skills that have proven useful to countless students throughout the Santa Clara County and beyond, take a good look at Mission's Graphic Arts Program. You'll be happy you did!

Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
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