Oct 15, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

Graphic Design


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Program Coordinator Steve Campbell

The Graphic Design Program is an intensive immersion into digital design using traditional design concepts and principles as well as industry-standard software and technologies. It combines the fundamentals of computing, digital video & audio, graphics, layout, interactivity and web technology as well as general education courses to strengthen your marketability skills. You’ll receive hands-on experience in our cross-platform computer labs (PC and Mac) incorporating industry-current software with concept and design elements. Students are introduced to a variety of software packages, developing skills in digital illustration and image manipulation, page layout, electronic prepress, web page design and multimedia applications.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate appropriate steps toward completing a design: research, choice of software, application of principles and concepts, and timely completion
  2. Demonstrate good communication skills: written, oral, and listening
  3. Demonstrate a willingness to try, show flexibility, and a willingness to change based on feedback
  4. Recognize the importance of working as a team
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking along with using appropriate design-related terminology in discussion of design in critiques

Graduation Requirements:  To be eligible for graduation with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design, Certificate of Proficiency in Graphic Design, or to earn the Certificate of Completion in the area of specialty, a student must: 1.) Earn a grade of “C” or better in all required computer graphics courses (defined as courses with an ART, CGRD or WEB prefix), and 2.) Satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree, Certificate of Proficiency, or Certificate of Completion as outlined in this catalog.

30 and Out A.A.S. Degree Program Option: Anyone who has already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design by completing 30 semester hours of approved Graphic Design courses. Students interested in this program option must contact the program coordinator to receive written approval detailing the specific courses required for this degree option.

 

Graphic Design - CGRD.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Third Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Fourth Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Approved Graphic Design Electives List


E-Commerce and Social Media Specialty


Layout/Advertising Specialty


Video Production Specialty


Web Publishing Specialty


Total credit hours required for A.A.S. in Graphic Design: 60


 

Graphic Design - CGRD.CP


Certificate of Proficiency

Total: 12 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Third Semester


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Proficiency in Graphic Design: 36


 

Graphic Design - CGRD.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 12 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Completion in Graphic Design: 24


 

Digital Publishing - DGTL.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Publishing: 18


 

Photography - PHOTO.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Completion in Photography: 18


 

Animation - CGRD/ANIM.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total: 9 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Completion in Animation: 18


 

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