NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, LO

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ART

121

Drawing I

4

 

   ART

131

Fund. of Design I

4

 

   ART

135

Visual Communications

4

 

   ART

140

Intro. to Graphic Skills

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ART

122

Drawing II

 

4

 

   ART

132

Fund. 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

217

Electronic Graphic Design I

4

 

   ART

265

Graphic Techniques

4

 

   PHT

101

Photography I or

 

 

   

PHT

270 Digital Imaging I

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   ART

218

Electronic Graphic Design II

 

4

 

   ART

250

History of Design

 

3

 

   ART

287

Portfolio & Resume Preparation

 

1

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

15

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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