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

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

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.VSL.GRPH-WEB      

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 A.A.S. Graphic Design, and Visual Arts Web 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 two to three courses from the following: 6-10 credits

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

Electives: 0-7 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 Arts Transfer - Graphic & Web 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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