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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Interactive Design Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, LO

Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full time employment in the Communication Design profession. Upon completion, an individual would be prepared to work in the field of web based interactive design including multimedia techniques specific to the web.

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 (Introduction to Graphic Skills) and can be used throughout the two-year program.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 121 Drawing I 4
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 4
ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
ART 116 Design for the Web I 3
ART 122 Drawing II 4
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
ART 135 Visual Communications 4
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ART 141 Typography I 4
ART 263 Interactive Design I 4
3MTH 151 MTH  151  Math for the Liberal Arts I or Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
2PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I or ART 251 Communication Design I 3
Total   18-19
4th Semester
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ART 142 Typography II 4
ART 250 History of Design 3
ART 264 Interactive Design II 4
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Interactive Design Specialization=68-69

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Division approval required for substitution. The laboratory science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.