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Graphic Design

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 62 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The graphic design career degree prepares students to work in a creative, visual communication field as an entry-level production artist. This program of study emphasizes the design process; the development of conceptual and compositional skills; technical proficiency with industry standard computer hardware, software and peripheral devices; and creative problem solving with respect to visual communication. Upon completion of the degree, students will have created a portfolio of their work as required by employers in the design industry.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ART 111; COMM 110; GRDSN 140; GRDSN 143; Mathematics

Spring Semester 1:
GRDSN 142; GRDSN 150; Laboratory Science; ART 120; ENGL 110

Fall Semester 2:
GRDSN 141; GRDSN 240; GCOMM 110; GCOMM 130

Spring Semester 2:
GRDSN 241; GCOMM 230; Social Science; MM 140; MM 142; ART 151


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
MATHEMATICS *3 to 4
ART 151ART HISTORY II 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ART 1112D DESIGN 3
ART 120DRAWING I 3
GRDSN 140GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3
GRDSN 141INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATION 3
GRDSN 142TYPOGRAPHY 3
GRDSN 143COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION I 3
GRDSN 150GRAPHIC DESIGN II 3
GRDSN 240ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3
GRDSN 241ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN II 3
GCOMM 110INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS 4
GCOMM 130PAGE LAYOUT WITH ADOBE INDESIGN 3
GCOMM 230ADVANCE PAGE LAYOUT AND INTERACTIVE CROSS MEDIA 3
MM 140MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION I 3
MM 142DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3

* See specific requirements for Associated in Applied Science Degree.

For Program Information Contact:
Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113