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2017-18 Catalog 
  
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Catalog

Graphic Design - AAS


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The Graphic Design degree program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in the commercial art and advertising fields. This degree program prepares students with the design principles and desktop publishing skills required for employment in today’s job market.

Credit Hours Required:  60

Note: Students interested in a transfer program should see an academic advisor for an educational plan, since this degree is primarily designed to prepare students directly for employment.

Visual Pathway - AAS Graphic Design

General Education Requirements


  1. Foundation Studies (12 credits)
    1.   Credits: 3
    2.    Credits: 3
    3.   Credits: 3
  2. Area Studies (7 credits)
    1.   Credits: 4
    2.   or   Credits: 3

Program Electives


Select 3 credit hours from the following courses:

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Graphic Design Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Work independently or as part of a team to successfully complete graphic design projects. (ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 137, ART 154, ART 231, ART 236, ART 237)
  2. Develop creative solutions to visual problems.  (ART 110, ART 112, ART 113, ART 114, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART ART 137, ART 154, ART 160, ART 231, ART 236, ART 237, ART 296)
  3. Utilize typography in design solutions. (ART 130, ART 131, ART 231)
  4. Employ industry standard software. (ART 130, ART 132, ART 231, ART 236, ART 237, ART 296)
  5. Identify, analyze, synthesize and communicate design principles. (ART 110, ART 112, ART 113, ART 114, ART 130, ART 132, ART 160, ART 200 or 201, ART 231, ART 237) 
  6. Produce and maintain a professional portfolio. (ART 232, MGT 232)
  7. Articulate traditional and nontraditional art examples and how those examples affect popular visual literacy. (ART 110, ART 112, ART 113, ART 114, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 137, ART 160, ART 200 or 201, ART 231, ART 237)

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