Graphic Communications (Design Specialty)

Graphic designers plan and create visual solutions to communications needs. Using a variety of print, electronic, film media and technologies, they create a design that meets the needs of their clients. Graphic designers use computer software to develop the layout and design of magazines, newspapers, journals, reports, promotional displays, marketing pieces, logos, signage, Web pages, computer interfaces and multimedia projects.

Degree Overview

Associate in Applied Arts Degree, Curriculum Code: 1533 (Effective Fall 2012 – Summer 2017). This degree has a Web Design emphasis.

Prerequisites

Students should see the Course Descriptions for course prerequisite information. See the Advising page for skills assessment and advising information.

Requirements

Below you will find the required courses and the recommended course sequence. For more detailed information go to the Course Descriptions page.

First Semester credit hours
ARTS102 Design & Communication 3
ARTS131 Drawing I 3
ARTS162 Type Communications 3
ARTS164 Vector Drawing 3
ARTS171 Computer Graphics/Digital Imaging 3
Second Semester credit hours
ARTS132 Figure Drawing 3
ARTS151 Color 3
ARTS173 Computer Graphics/Web Design 3
ARTS179 Interface Design 3
ARTS212 Art History from the Renaissance 4
Summer Semester credit hours
Limited Choice Option 3-5
Limited Choice Option 3-4
Fourth Semester credit hours
ARTS178 Flash Programming for Artists 3
ARTS195 Employment/Business Issues for Artists 1
ARTS229 Computer Graphics/Advanced Web Design 3
CITD120 SQL Concepts 2
MATH118 The Art of Geometry 3
Fifth Semester credit hours
ARTS226 Storyboards & Animatics 3
ARTS232 Computer Graphics/2-D Animation 3
ARTS269 The Portfolio 2
ARTS281 Art Internship 3
CITW185 PHP Web Development 4
MINIMUM TOTAL 64

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