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GRAPHIC DESIGN / A.A.S. DEGREE

Eastern
Hegis Code: 5012

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: GRDS-AAS
 

     The Graphic Design curriculum links an intensive art program with courses in the liberal arts to prepare students for positions in the field of graphic design. A graphic designer is a problem solver who integrates typography and images to create a visual communication in such areas as advertising, editorial, corporate, and publication designs. Although career preparation is an important goal of this program, it also provides a solid foundation in graphic design which can be transferred to many four-year colleges.

     The four-semester sequence starting every fall requires that acceptance into the graphic design curriculum is for FALL admission only. However, students may consult with the department for spring courses, but will be on a track consisting of five or more semesters due to core course prerequisites.

     Students matriculated in the Graphic Design curriculum must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Graphic Design/Visual Arts core course in order to continue on to the next course in the Graphic Design sequence and to qualify for graduation.


FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5-18.5 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ART130: 2D Design 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD101: Basic Graphic Design 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD102: Adobe InDesign 3
  GRD105: Digital Design Freshman Seminar 1.5
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ART115: Adobe Illustrator 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ART116: Adobe Photoshop 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ART133: Drawing I 3
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD103: Typographic Design 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD104: History of Graphic Design 3
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ART145: Digital Photography I 3
* COM101: Introduction Human Communication
     or COM105: Public Speaking 3
     or HUM121: Developing Creative Imagination in the Arts 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD201: Publication Design 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD203: Web Media Design 3
Physical Education 1
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ART134: Drawing II  
     or ART135: Life Drawing I 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD202: Communication Design 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD204: Web Media Production 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum GRD205: Graphic Design Portfolio Assessment 1
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 68.5-69.5

* COM101 or COM105 is recommended for students transferring to a four-year institution.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Graphic Design 25 credits
Visual Arts 12 credits
Computer Art 6 credits
Humanities 9 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics / Science 7-8 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits