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The Graphic Design program combines the art, science, business, and technology of pdfvisual communication into a comprehensive two-year degree. Focus is on the basics of good design through problem definition, analysis, idea exploration, idea development, refinement, and production. Quality art production can only result from a solid immersion in the principles of design. All courses build on the fundamentals of design and excellence in craft. Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design, students should be prepared for the workforce.

GRAPHIC DESIGN
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE NAME
SEMESTER
1
2
3
4
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Basic Skills (15 hours)

ENG2211

Composition I

 

 

 

SOC6811 or
PSY6711

Principles of Sociology or
General Psychology

 

 

 

COM2711

Public Speaking

 

 

 

ART2141

Art History I

 

 

 

ART2142

Art History II

 

 

 

Computer Literacy (3 hours)
CGA2013 Intro to Computer Graphics

 

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS 18
6
6
3
3
CORE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Computer Literacy elective
 

 

 

CGA2037

Graphic Design I

 

 

 

CGA2040

Graphic Design II

 

 

 

ART2126

Foundation Drawing I

 

 

 

ART2130

Foundation Design I

 

 

 

CWB1835

Beginning Web Design

 

 

 
CGA2014 Visual Communication  
   
MCM2430 Digital Photography  
   
CGA2022 Typography    

 
CGA2030 or
CGA2012

Introduction to Digital Imaging or
Introduction to Computer Illustration

 
   
CGA2065 Design Portfolio      
CORE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 33
6
12
9
6
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
CGA2025 Page Layout Software
3

CWB1846

Web Multimedia & Animation

3

CWB1838

Cascading Style Sheets

3

CWB1837

Dreamweaver

3

CWB1840

E-Commerce

3

MCM2411

Mass Media & Society

3

MCM2460

Newspaper Production I

2

ART2127

Foundation Drawing II

3
NCT0200 WorkKeys Assessment – Graduation Requirement
   
0
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE HOURS 11-12
TECHNICAL HOURS 44-45
TOTAL HOURS 62-63
15 
18 
15
15

* See List of Electives that fulfill General Education Requirements

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