NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, LO  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons 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 (Introduction to Graphic Skills) and can be used throughout the two-year program.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ART121Drawing I4
   ART131Fund. of Design I4
   ART135Visual Communications4
   ART140Intro. to Graphic Skills4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ART122Drawing II 4
   ART132Fund. of Design II 4
   ART141Typography I 4
   ENG111College Composition I 3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I 3

Total Credits/Semester1818

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ART142Typography II4
   ART217Electronic Graphic Design I4
   ART265Graphic Techniques4
   PHT101Photography I or
   PHT270 Digital Imaging I3
___Social Science Elective3
   ART218Electronic Graphic Design II 4
   ART250History of Design 3
   ART287Portfolio & Resume Preparation 1
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1815

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Communication Design = 69.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

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 Division approval required for substitution.

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

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