Graphic Design

Program Description

Students who receive an A.A.S. in Graphic Design will possess the knowledge and skills needed to create and communicate ideas visually. The curriculum is designed to provide students up-to-date, industry-standard design education and computer training making them highly employable in today’s workforce. A wide variety of occupations and industries benefit from the unique skills graphic designers possess, including but not limited to, specialized design services, advertising, public relations and educational institutions. The Graphic Design program emphasizes portfolio development through the study of principles and elements of design, typography, illustration, identity design, advertising design, web design and simulated real-world work situations.

COURSES REQUIRED for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
ART 101 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
DSGN 120 Graphic Design I1 3
ENL 111 Written Communication2 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers(EDGE) 3
IT 110 Computer Skills for Designers 3
IT 298 Gaming & Design Internship 1
     
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication3 3
DSGN 150 Graphic Design II4 3
IT 212 Publishing on the Internet5 3
IT 2968 Gaming & Design Internship 1
  Elective6 3
  Mathematics Elective7 3
     
DSGN 210 Digital Illustration8 3
DSGN 220 Typography8 3
DSGN 230 New Media8 3
IT 213 Web Graphic/Desgin5 3
IT 298 Gaming & Design Internship 1
PSYC 200 General Psychology3 3
     
DSGN 250 Graphic Design III8 3
DSGN 260 Interactive Design8 3
DSGN 270 Brand Identity Desgin9 3
IT 242
or
IT 252
Advanced Web Publishing10
or
Emerging Web Technologies10
3
IT 298 Gaming & Desgin INternship 1

1  DSGN 120 has a co-requisite of IT 110.
2  ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100 level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3  COM 125, and PSYC 200 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
4  DSGN 150 has a prerequisite of DSGN 120.
5  IT 212, and IT 213 have a prerequisite of IT 107.
6  Choose from one of the following: COM 230, IT 171, or MK 279.
7  Choose from any 100-level or above Mathematics course.
8   DSGN 210, DSGN 220, DSGN 230, DSGN 250, and DSGN 260 have a prerequisite of DSGN 150.
9   DSGN 270 has a prerequisite of DSGN 220.
10 IT 242, and IT 252 have a prerequisite of IT 212.

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