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
SDV     Elective, 1
Total 16  

2nd Semester            
ART      116 Design for the Web I, 3
ART      122 Drawing II, 4
ART      132 Fundamentals of Design II, 4
ART      135 Visual Communications, 3  
ART      209 Creative Concepts and Writing, 3
Total 17   

3rd Semester           
ART      141 Typography I, 3   
ART      263 Interactive Design I, 3   
MTH     151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or Laboratory Science Electiv, 3-4
PHT      270 Digital Imaging I or ART 251 Communication Design , 3
PED/RPK Elective, 1
4___    Social Science Elective, 3
Total 16-17

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
CST      110 Intro to Communication, 3
4___       Social Science Elective, 3
Total 16

Total Credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Communication Design with a Specialization in Interactive Design = 65-66

1 Students can take SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.

2 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 activities course.  PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Division approval required for substitution.  The laboratory science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives.  Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.