NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Interactive Design Specialization AL

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ART

121

Drawing I

4

 

   ART

131

Fundamentals of Design I

4

 

   ART

135

Visual Communications

4

 

   ART

140

Introduction to Graphic Skills

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

1

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ART

122

Drawing II

 

4

 

   ART

132

Fundamentals of Design II

 

4

 

   ART

141

Typography I

 

4

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

 

3

 

   MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

18

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ART

142

Typography II

4

 

   ART

250

History of Design

3

 

   ART

263

Interactive Design I

4

 

   PHT

270

Digital Imaging I

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   ART

264

Interactive Design II

 

4

 

   ART

287

Portfolio and Resume Preparation

 

1

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Elective

 

3-4

 

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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.

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 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, ITD, PHT.

 

       
 
       

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