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Graphic Design

Associate in Applied Science Degree
67 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0370

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

EGL 101

3

 

One course from: EGL 102, EGL 111, EGL 212, SPE 103

3

Area B — 

Mathematics

0-3

 

One course from Area B (Mathematics) or Area C (Science)

 

Area C — 

Science

0-3

 

One course from Area B (Mathematics) or Area C (Science)

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

 

One course from a social or behavioral science discipline
(Recommended course to satisfy Area F)

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 

One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline

 

Area F — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement

 

Other General Education credits

0-3

 

Additional credits from Areas B, C, D, E, or F if needed to meet 18-credit-hour minimu

Total General Education Requirements:

18

   

Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

ART 105 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Art I or

3

GRD 101 Introduction to Visual Communication

 

ART 115 Beginning Photography or

3

ART 117 Digital Photography

 

ART 131 Drawing I

3

ART 216 Digital Imaging

3

ART 224 Graphic Design I

3

ART 225 Layout Design and Typography

3

ART 250 Computer Art

3

ART 259 Web Graphic Page Design

3

ART 260 3-D Animation and Multimedia

3

ART 265 Prepress and Press

3

ART 266 Computer Graphics Using the Macintosh Platform

1

ART 267 Web Layout Design and Typography

3

ART 268 Advanced Web Animation and Multimedia I

3

ART 272 Portfolio Development

3

GRD 251 Graphic Design Practicum

3


Elective courses to total a minimum of six credit hours from the following Media Tracks:


6


Print

 

ART 244 Designing Branding and Logos

3

ART 256 Advanced Graphic Design

3

ART 257 Advanced Masking and Compositing

3

MKT 131 Principles of Marketing

3

MKT 215 Introduction to Advertising

3


Web

 

ART 270 3-D Illustration

3

ART 273 Advanced Web Animation and Multimedia II

3

CIS 131 Building a Web Page

3

CIS 171 Advanced Web Page Development

3


Animation and Multimedia

 

ART 261 3-D Advanced Animation and Multimedia

3

ART 262 Multimedia Sound Production

3

ART 263 Computer Graphics and Video in Multimedia

3

ART 270 3-D Illustration

3


Additional electives; contact Advising and Counseling for a list of acceptable courses


3

Total Major Requirements:

49


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

67

 

 

*Students may take a Contemporary Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20
Commencement

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

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