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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Interactive Design Specialization
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 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. The occupational objectives include web designer, UX designer, web content developer, and motion graphic designer, 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 Introduction 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 209 Creative Concepts and Writing 3
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I or 3
  ART  251  Communication Design I  
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 3
3ART Elective 3
4MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3-4
__ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 0
Total   15-16
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 Interactive Design Specialization=64-65

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

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 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.

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