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

Official 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

About the Visual Arts and Humanities Department

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

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Online Degrees and Credit Certificates

This program can be completed fully online. Some online courses may require proctored exams or on-campus assessments at a testing center.

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Visual Arts Transfer Degree Program Requirements

The program core for this degree consists of ART 100  (satisfied through the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement as listed below); ART 106  (satisfied through theTechnology Requirement as listed below); and ART 125  (satisfied through the area of concentration requirement as listed below).

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

General Education Requirements: 31 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits

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

Mathematics: 3 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.

Wellness: 3 credits

Must select from list of approved General Education Wellness Courses .

Area of Concentration: 29 credits

Required Courses: 13 credits

Choose three courses from the following: 9 credits

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

Technology Requirement: 3 credits

Electives: 4 credits

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

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. 

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by ART 106 .

Wellness Requirement

Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness 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:

1. Apply elements and principles of design to the creation of original design and art projects.

2. Use a variety of media to solve design problems.

3. Examine both personal and client points of view in digital and print designs.

4. Effectively use industry standard technologies to express visual ideas.

5. Evaluate and apply the primary historical periods and cultural trends in art and design.

6. Develop a portfolio of design work that demonstrates quality in concept, vision, and execution.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

Transferring Credits to a Maryland Public Four-Year School

Maryland public four-year colleges and universities accept a minimum of 60 and as many as 70 credits earned toward an associate degree from a Maryland public community college. Students planning to transfer should consult with an AACC academic and transfer advisor; and are advised to obtain permission from the four-year college or university when planning to transfer credits beyond the minimum degree requirements at AACC. More than 70 credits earned at AACC may be transferred if outlined within an established transfer agreement. Current transfer agreements can be found on the AACC Transfer Partners webpage.

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