Communication Design Curriculum
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.
Two Years Credits
ART 121 Drawing I, 4
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I, 4
ART 140 Intro to Graphic Skills, 3
ENG 111 College Composition I, 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness, 1
1SDV 100 College Success Skills, 1
ART 116 Design for the Web I, 3
ART 135 Visual Communications, 3
ART 141 Typography I, 3
ART 209 Creative Concepts and Writing, 3
2PHT 270 Digital Imaging I or
ART 251 Communication Design , 3
3___ Social Science Elective, 3
ART 142 Typography II, 3
ART 217 Graphic Design I, 3
ART 265 Graphic Techniques, 3
4ART ___ Elective, 3
5MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or
Laboratory Science Electiv, 3-4
ART 218 Graphic Design II, 3
ART 250 History of Design, 3
ART 287 Portfolio & Resume Preparation, 3
4ART ___ Elective, 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication, 3
6___ Humanities Elective (non-ART), 3
Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Communication Design = 67-68
1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
2 PHT 270 will teach digital imaging from a photography perspective, whereas ART 251 provides a design perspective.
3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.
4 Approved ART Electives: ART 117, ART 122, ART 132, ART 270, ART 266, ART 267, ART 268, ART 281, or division approval for other ART courses.
5 Division approval required for substitution. The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
6 See fine arts/humanities courses other than ART listed under General Education Electives.