Interactive Design Curriculum
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.
Two Years Credits
ART 121 Drawing I, 4
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I, 4
ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills, 3
ENG 111 College Composition I, 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness, 1
1SDV 100 College Success Skills, 1
ART 116 Design for the Web I, 3
ART 135 Visual Communications, 3
ART 209 Creative Concepts and Writing, 3
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I or
ART 251 Communication Design , 3
2___ Humanities Elective (non-ART), 3
ART 141 Typography I, 3
ART 263 Interactive Design I, 3
ART 270 Motion Graphics
3ART ___ Elective, 3
4MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or
Laboratory Science Electiv, 3-4
5___ Social Science Elective, 3
ART 142 Typography II, 3
ART 250 History of Design, 3
ART 264 Interactive Design II, 3
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation, 3
3ART ___ Elective, 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication, 3
Total Credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Communication Design with a Specialization in Interactive Design = 67-68
1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
2 See fine arts/humanities courses other than ART listed under General Education Electives.
3 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 or division approval for other ART courses.
4 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.
5 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.