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Visual Communication—Graphic Design, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum VIC.VIC.AAS (C248C)

Offers students an opportunity to acquire specific skills in the diverse industry of Visual Communication-Graphic Design. The associate’s degree program provides background in art and design theories, typography and layout, print, web, photography and digital media. Computer skills are developed through design, projects using software, including Adobe Creative Suite and others.

Qualified individuals may find employment in advertising agencies, art departments and media studios. Typical job titles include: Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Photography Assistant and Media Assistant.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design program, the graduate will be able to:

  • design digital and print layouts that are based on foundational design principles;
  • create digital and print layouts that are based on proficiencies in typography;
  • develop visual narratives using illustration, raster images and photos in print and digital media;
  • define the production output process for print and media; and
  • produce a professional-level portfolio that gives evidence of meeting industry standards.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

ART 119Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

OR

VIC 104Computer Art I

3 credits

 

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

VIC 100Graphic Design

3 credits

VIC 160History of Photography

3 credits

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

 

MCM 151Cinema Appreciation

3 credits

OR

MCM 152Cinema History

3 credits

 

VIC 121Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3 credits

VIC 142Introduction to Illustrator

3 credits

VIC 162Digital Photography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three

VIC 163Digital Studio Photography

3 credits

VIC 172 #Web Page Design

3 credits

VIC 202 #Advanced InDesign and Typography

3 credits

VIC 204 #Digital Mixed Media I

3 credits

VIC 242 #Advanced Illustrator

3 credits

VIC 261 #Advanced Photoshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Four

VIC 282 #Portfolio for Graphic Design

3 credits

 

VIC 285Digital Video

3 credits

OR

VIC 190 #Introduction to Digital Media and Animation

3 credits

 

General education/Mathematics and/or Science

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 66

See VIC course descriptions.

Program electives (3): ART 117◊, ART 119◊, ART 125◊, MCM 160◊, VIC 165, VIC 190, VIC 205, VIC 213◊, VIC 263, VIC 264◊, VIC 272◊, VIC 275, VIC 286◊, VIC 288◊, VIC 296

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519