October 7, 2010
Interest growing in Cowley�s Graphic Design program
Cowley College’s Graphic Design program combines the art, science,
business, and technology of visual 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. Students may seek an Associate of Arts
degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design.
From this firm foundation, the student can expand to any of the many visual communication careers. Students seeking an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design will most likely have the intent to transfer to a four-year institution. While, students completing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design should be prepared for the workforce.
General education requirements for students seeking an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design include: Composition I; College Algebra; Composition II; Public Speaking; Introduction to Computer Graphics; Art History I; Humanities Elective (6 hours); Social Science Elective (9 hours); Laboratory Science Elective; and Health & Physical Education Elective.
Recommended electives include: Foundation Drawing I; Foundation Design I; Foundation Design II; Introduction to Computer Illustration; Visual Communication; Typography; Page Layout Software; Introduction to Digital Imaging; Graphic Design I; Graphic Design II; Design Portfolio; and Art History II.
General education requirements for students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design include: Composition I; Principles of Sociology or General Psychology; Public Speaking; Art History I; Art History II; and Intro. to Computer Graphics.
Core Technical Requirements include: Graphic Design I; Graphic Design II; Foundation Drawing I; Foundation Design I; Beginning Web Design; Visual Communication; Digital Photography; Typography; Introduction to Digital Imaging or Introduction to Computer Illustration; Computer Literacy Elective; and Design Portfolio. Students must also complete 12 hours of technical classes of their choice in addition to the core technical requirements.
Technical Electives include: Page Layout Software; Web Multimedia & Animation; Cascading Style Sheets; Dreamweaver; E-Commerce; Mass Media & Society; Newspaper Production I; and Foundation Drawing II.