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Interactive Design Specialization AL  

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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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   ART121Drawing I  4
   ART131Fundamentals of Design I  4
   ART135Visual Communications  4
   ART140Introduction to Graphic Skills  4
PED116Lifetime Fitness and Wellness  1
   STDElective  1

   ART122Drawing II4
   ART132Fundamentals of Design II4
   ART141Typography I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
   MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3

Total Credits/Semester1818

Second Year 1st Semester2nd Semester ART 142 Typography II 4 ART 250 History of Design 3 ART 263 Interactive Design I 4 PHT 270 Digital Imaging I 3 2___ Social Science Elective 3

ART 264 Interactive Design II 4 ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 1PED/RPK 1 3___ Elective 3-4 2___ Social Science Elective 3 SPD 110 Intro. to Speech Communication 3 __ _____ Total Credits/Semester 17 15-16

Total Credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Communication Design with a Specialization in Interactive Design = 68-69.

1 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 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

3 Advisor approved elective may be selected from ART, IST, PHT.

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