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

1st Semester           
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
Total 16  

2nd Semester            
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
Total 15   

3rd Semester           
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
Total 18-19

4th Semester
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 18

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.