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2017-2018 Catalog

Visual Design (Web and Graphic) - Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.)


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Title of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Visual Design (Web and Graphic), A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.VSL.VISUAL-DSGN           

Total Credit Hours: 60

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: Prepares students for transfer to a four-year web or graphic design program at a traditional or art school. After graduation from a transfer institution, students will be eligible for an entry level position in the web or graphic design industry. Students should work closely with the Graphic Design and Web Design faculty to identify potential transfer schools. Students who already have a degree, wish to get a job after completion of only an associate degree, or wish to focus on just visual design, should check out the Visual Arts Professional AAS Graphic Design, and Visual Arts Web and Interactive Design Area of Concentrations and Certificates.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3-4 credits


CTA 100  or CTP 103  meet both the computer technology general education, and computer competency requirements. See General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  for a list of approved courses.

Students may want to select a general education course that also satisfies the computer competency requirement if it has not been otherwise fulfilled through ART 106 . See Computer Competency Requirement below.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits


See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 9 credits


Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Area of Concentration: 17-23 credits


Required Courses: 10 credits


Choose one to three courses from the following: 3-10 credits


Students transferring to UMBC should consider ART 160  as an elective.

Electives: 0-5 credits


Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credit hours of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Computer Competency Requirement


See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses. Elective course choice ART 106  meets this requirement

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Visual Design (Web & Graphic) Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Apply principles of design to the creation of original works of art.
  • Use different media to solve design problems.
  • Express personal and client’s points of view in digital and print designs.
  • Effectively use new technologies to express visual ideas.
  • Appraise the primary historical periods and cultural trends in art and graphic design.
  • Develop a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates growth and maturation in personal artistic expression and that is suitable to present at interviews for both transfer and job-related activities.
  • Communicate with a client about design projects.
  • Develop client-based design work.
  • Appraise typography and word usage within design.
  • Investigate different graphic formats.
  • Design for different platforms and devices.
  • Write script for web pages.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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