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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 I4
   ART131Fundamentals of Design I4
   ART135Visual Communications4
   ART140Introduction to Graphic Skills4
PED116Lifetime Fitness and Wellness1
   ART122Drawing II 4
   ART132Fundamentals 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
   ART250History of Design3
   ART263Interactive Design I4
   PHT270Digital Imaging I3
___Social Science Elective3
   ART264Interactive Design II 4
   ART287Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1
___Elective 3-4
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1715-16

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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