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.
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.