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Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Video, Photography, Web Design, and Illustration

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AAS in Graphic Design

Previous Years

For students entering the program in Fall of 2016

Updated 25 April 2016

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Course Course Title Credits

Getting Started

MTH020 Basic Math 4
RD115 Academic Thinking & Reading 3
WR115 Introduction to Composition 4
Total 11

Term One - Fall

ART115 Design 1 4
ART131 Intro to Drawing 1 (or higher) 4
VC111 Introduction to Visual Communications 4
VC114 Introduction to Digital Graphics 4
Total 16

Term Two - Winter

ART207 Graphic Design Literacy 4
ART224 Type Design 1 4
VC115 Introduction to Digital Layout 4
* Graphic Design Elective (may be taken any term) 2
WR121 The College Essay 4
Total 18

Term Three - Spring

ART118 Digital Design and Color 4
ART225 Type Design 2 4
ART234 Figure Drawing 4
VC224 Layout 1: Page Design 4
COMM112 Persuasive Speaking 4
Total 20

Term Four - Fall

ART221 Graphic Design 1: Icons & Symbols 4
ART238 OR
ART265
Introduction to Illustration OR
Digital Photography
3
4
VC225 Layout 2: Intermediate Page Design 4
VC246 File Prep 3
VC272A Design Studio (or Winter or Spring) 2
Total 16/17

Term Five - Winter

ART222 Graphic Design 2: Logo Design 4
ART239 Introduction to Digital Illustration 3
VC226 Layout 3: Publication Design 4
VC235 Interface Design 3
PSY104 Psychology in the Workplace 4
Total 18

Term Six - Spring

ART223 Graphic Design 3: Package Design 4
VC283 Business of Graphic Arts 4
VC284 Portfolio 4
VC285A Design Portfolio Preparation 2
MTH060 Introductory Algebra (or higher) 4
Total 18
Total Credits 106/107
Course Course Title Credits

Getting Started

MTH020 Basic Math 4
RD115 Academic Thinking & Reading 3
WR115 Introduction to Composition 4
Total 11

Term One - Fall

ART115 Design 1 4
ART131 Basic Drawing (or higher) 4
VC111 Introduction to Visual Communications 4
VC114 Introduction to Digital Graphics 4
Total 16

Term Two - Winter

ART224 Type Design 1 4
VC115 Introduction to Digital Layout 4
* Graphic Design Elective (may be taken any term) 2
Total 10

Term Three - Spring

ART118 Digital Design and Color 4
ART225 Type Design 2 4
ART234 Figure Drawing 4
Total 12

Term Four - Fall

ART221 Graphic Design 1: Icons & Symbols 4
ART238 OR
ART265
Introduction to Illustration OR
Digital Photography
3
4
MTH060 Introductory Algebra (or higher) 4
Total 11/12

Term Five - Winter

ART207 Graphic Design Literacy 4
ART222 Graphic Design 2: Logo Design 4
WR121 The College Essay 4
Total 12

Term Six - Spring

ART223 Graphic Design 3: Package Design 4
VC224 Layout & Design 1: Page Design 4
PSY104 Psychology of the Workplace 4
Total 12

Term Seven - Fall

VC225 Layout & Design 2: Intermediate Page Design 4
VC246 File Prep 3
VC272A Design Studio 2
COMM112 Persuasive Speaking 4
Total 13

Term Eight - Winter

ART239 Introduction to Digital Illustration 3
VC221 Layout 3: Publication Design 4
VC235 Interface Design 3
Total 10

Term Nine - Spring

VC283 Business of Graphic Arts 4
VC284 Portfolio Preparation 4
VC285A Design Portfolio Preparation 2
Total 10
Total Required Credits 106/107