Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018-2019 Catalog Program Name: Planner for Visual Arts Professional - Graphic Design (A.A.S.)

Planner for Visual Arts Professional - Graphic Design (A.A.S.)

Title of Major: Visual Arts Professional - Graphic Design, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60

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Purpose: Prepares students for an internship or entry-level position in the field of graphic design and enhances knowledge and skills of those already working in the industry. This concentration may also allow professionals in a related industry to make a career change or supplement an existing degree.

Students will develop fundamental skills in graphic design, including drawing, typography, digital imaging, photography and page design and layout. Students will gain professional experience while working on client-based projects and completing a graphic design internship.

Faculty Contact ( Matthew Moore

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 111-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 OR
ENG 115-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 for Non-Native Speakers OR
ENG 121-Composition and Literature 
Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the English composition general education requirement.
(English GER)
3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics GER
(CTA 100-Computing and Information Technology or
CTP 103-Theories and Applications of Digital Technology simultaneously satisfies computer competency requirement.)

3-4 credit hours    
Mathematics GER 
3-4 credit hours    
ART 100-Two-Dimensional Design 
(Arts & Humanites GER)
3 credit hours     
ART 106-Introduction to Digital Design 
ART 106 satisfies the computer competency requirement but does not meet the computer technology general education requirement.
3 credit hours     


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 112-Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 OR
ENG 116-Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 for Non-Native Speakers 
OR Elective
No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Sciences GER 
3-4 credit hours    
Health/Fitness/Wellness GER 
3 credit hours    
ART 262-Image & Design  3 credit hours     
ART 120-Digital Photography 1  3 credit hours     


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER 
3 credit hours    
ART 125-Drawing 1  3 credit hours     
ART 166-Graphic Design 1: Fundamentals  3 credit hours     
ART 170-Web Design 1 OR
ART 171-Interactive Design 1 
3 credit hours    
ART 264-Fundamentals of Typography  3 credit hours     


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ART 250-Digital Portfolio Development 
1 credit hour     
ART 266-Graphic Design 2 
3 credit hours     
ART 275-Digital Arts Internship 
If available, student may substitute a capstone or practicum course for ART 275 pending approval of department chair.
3 credit hours     
Choose one to three courses from the following list:
ART 121-Black and White Photography 
ART 137-Illustration 
ART 161-Video Editing 
ART 170-Web Design 1 
ART 171-Interactive Design 1 
ART 247-Lithographic Printmaking 
ART 270-Web Design 2 
BPA 127-eMarketing 
CTP 118-Web Development using HTML/CSS 
ESI 103-Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
3-9 credit hours    
No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
0-5 credit hours    


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