The College’s Michael J Grant Campus in Brentwood has been selected as the venue for a speech by President Donald Trump on the subject of MS-13 gang violence, this coming Friday, July 28th. The speech will take place in the VanNostrand Theatre and is scheduled for Friday afternoon. Please note that the audience is restricted to invited members of law enforcement and the media, with all invitations being handled by the White House. Due to traffic conditions, you are encouraged to avoid the area. Please click here for further information

GRAPHIC DESIGN / A.A.S. DEGREE

Eastern
Hegis Code - 5012, CIP Code - 50.0402

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: GRDS-AAS
 

     The Graphic Design curriculum links an intensive design 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 design. Although career preparation is an important goal of this program, the solid foundation in graphic design it provides 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 the prerequisites of core courses.

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

FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
ART130: 2D Design 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
GRD101: Basic Graphic Design 3
GRD102: Adobe InDesign 3
GRD105: Digital Design College Seminar 1
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ART116: Adobe Photoshop 3
ART133: Drawing I 3
ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
GRD103: Typographic Design 3
GRD207: History of Graphic Design 3
  Physical Education 1
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
ART134: Drawing II
or ART135: Life Drawing I
3
* COM101: Introduction Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
or HUM121: Developing Creative Imagination in the Arts
3
GRD201: Publication Design 3
GRD203: Web Design I 3
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
GRD202: Communication Design 3
GRD204: Web Design II 3
GRD205: Graphic Design Portfolio Assessment 1
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 62-63

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

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Graphic Design 26 credits
Visual Arts 12 credits
Humanities 9 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
Mathematics / Science 7-8 credits
College Seminar 1 credit
Physical Education 2 credits