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Visual Arts, Graphic Design, A.A.S.


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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. Students will develop fundamental skills in graphic design, including drawing, typography, digital imaging, photography and page design and layout.

A 120-hour internship course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and professional experience in the industry. Provides specific coursework that can benefit those already in the workforce or who wish to supplement an existing degree.

As an important secondary function, the program recognizes the desire of many students to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Information on transfer is available - see the Visual Arts department chair. The final authority for accepting credit lies with the four-year institutions. This option should not be confused with a transfer degree program which leads to a bachelor’s degree in graphic design (see description for Visual Design (Web and Graphic) Option  degree).

 

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses


AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.

  Click Here to View, Save, or Print a PDF Copy of the Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses for this degree     

 

General Education Requirements: 21-27 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: 3 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 3-4 credits


See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3-4 credits


See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

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: 3 credits


See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 33-39 credits


Additional Requirements


Computer Competency Requirement


ART 106  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement


Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Related Educational Opportunities


Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings


Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements


Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to www.aacc.edu/transfer.

Related Anne Arundel Community College Certificates


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