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.
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.