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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.

Code: AAS.VSL-P.GRPH-DSGN

Total Credit Hours: 60

Visual Arts and Humanities - see www.aacc.edu

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 (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory): Wilfredo Valladares

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 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
Mathematics GER  
3 credit hours    
ART 100 - Two-Dimensional Design   3 credit hours     
ART 106 - Introduction to Digital Design  
This course satisfies the Technology requirement.
3 credit hours     
ART 125 - Drawing 1   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Sciences GER   
4 credit hours    
Wellness  
3 credit hours    
ART 120 - Digital Photography 1   3 credit hours     
ART 166 - Graphic Design 1   3 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER   
3 credit hours    
ART 170 - Web Design 1   3 credit hours     
ART 250 - Digital Portfolio Development   1 credit hour     
ART 264 - Fundamentals of Typography   3 credit hours     
Choose one of the following:
ART 103 - Color  
ART 137 - Illustration  *
ART 161 - Video Editing  
ART 236 - Digital Photography 2  *
ART 246 - Screen Printing  
ART 268 - User Experience Design for the Web   
ART 269 - Responsive Web Design  *
ART 270 - Web Design 2   *
BPA 127 - eMarketing  
ESI 103 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship 

*  = courses marked with an asterisk have a prerequisite.
     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ART 266 - Graphic Design 2  
3 credit hours     
ART 262 - Image & Design  
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 additional course from the list in Term 3.
3 credit hours    
Electives
No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
5 credit hours    

 

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