Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek full-time employment in the communication design field. The occupational objectives include graphic designer in the communication design marketplace.
Recommended Preparation: Proficiency in high school English and a satisfactory aptitude for drawing.
Equipment and Supplies: Communication Design students are required to purchase certain basic equipment and materials necessary to achieve professionally oriented objectives. Most of the equipment is purchased in the beginning class, ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills, and can be used throughout the two-year program.
1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
2 PHT 270 will teach digital imaging from a photography perspective, whereas ART 251 provides a design perspective.
3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.
4 Approved ART Electives: ART 117, ART 122, ART 132, ART 270, ART 266, ART 267, ART 268, ART 281, or division approval for other ART courses.
5 Division approval required for substitution. The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
6 See fine arts/humanities courses other than ART listed under General Education Electives.