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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, LO
 
 
CIP Code: 48.0201
 

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek full-time employment in the graphic design field. The occupational objectives include graphic designer, art director, illustrator, production artist, package designer, and web content developer, among others in the graphic design marketplace.

Recommended Preparation:  Proficiency in high school English and a satisfactory aptitude for drawing.

Equipment and Supplies: Graphic 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, ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills, and can be used throughout the two-year program.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 121 Drawing I 3
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 3
ART 140 Intro. to Graphic Skills 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 1
1___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
2nd Semester
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
2ART 251 Communication Design I or 3
  PHT  270  Digital Imaging I  
Total   15
3rd Semester
ART 142 Typography II 3
ART 217 Graphic Design I 3
3ART Elective 3
ART 265 Graphic Techniques 3
4MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or 3-4
  Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab  
Total   15-16
4th Semester
3ART Elective 3
ART 218 Graphic Design II 3
ART 250 History of Design 3
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 3
CST 110 Intro. to Communication 3
5___ Humanities Elective (non-ART) 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Graphic Design A.A.S.=64-65

1 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

2 whereas ART 251 provides a design perspective, PHT 270 will teach digital imaging from a photography perspective .

3 Approved ART Electives: : ART 117, ART 122, ART 132, ART 268, ART 270, ART 281, 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 fine arts/humanities courses other than ART listed under General Education Electives.

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