HEGIS Code - 5012, CIP Code - 50.0409

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: GRDE-AS

     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 credits Credits
ART116: Adobe Photoshop 3
ART130: 2D Design 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
GRD101: Graphic Design I 3
GRD102: Graphic Design Technology 3
GRD105: Digital Design College Seminar 1

SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ART120: Color Theory 3
GRD103: Typography I 3
GRD207: History of Graphic Design 3
* Mathematics Elective 4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3

THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ART111: Art History I 3
ART133: Drawing I 3
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
GRD211: Graphic Design II 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4

FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ART112: Art History II 3
GRD203: Web Design I 3
GRD212: Publication Design 3
** History Elective 3
*** Other World Civilizations
Social Sciences Elective
  Physical Education 1


* To be selected from MAT111 or higher.
** To be selected from HIS101HIS102HIS103HIS104, or HIS107.
*** Other World Civilizations social science electives include the following: ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS110, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, POL107, or POL111.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.