Art AAS – Graphic Design/Computer Graphics Program

Code: AAS.ART.GRPH

This program gives students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of artistic design, digital content creation, and portfolio development.  The industries that employ graphic designers include specialized design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, and related service industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of design.
  • Demonstrate fundamentals of drawing.
  • Demonstrate photographic/graphic image skills.
  • Demonstrate digital media skills.
  • Develop/complete portfolio of print and digital display artworks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of art.

Career Pathways

Art Director
Multimedia Artist, Animator  Graphic Designer 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

-or

ART-124Drawing Fundamentals

3

ART-189Computer 2D Illustration

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Math/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology Elective**  3-4
ART-106History of Graphic Design

3

ART-220Computer Layout

3

ART-226Letterform and Type

3

ART-259Computer Graphics Web Developer

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Third Semester

ART  Studio Art Electives*** 6
  Humanities Elective** 3
  Social Science Elective* * 3
ART-260Graphic Design I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

ART  Art History Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
ART-Studio Art Elective

ART-261Graphic Design II

3

ART-271Portfolio Presentation

2

Total Credit Hours:14

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective**

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology**

One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Mathematics (MAT); Computer Science (CIS) Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Course:

 
3
Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

ART-106History of Graphic Design

3

ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-189Computer 2D Illustration

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

ART-220Computer Layout

3

ART-226Letterform and Type

3

ART-259Computer Graphics Web Developer

3

ART-260Graphic Design I

3

ART-261Graphic Design II

3

ART-271Portfolio Presentation

2

ART-Studio Art Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:32-33

Free Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

***Studio Art Electives: ART-123, ART-124, ART-127, ART-129, ART-181, ART-184, ART-192, ART-189, ART-197, ART-220, ART-223, ART-226, ART-228, ART-229, ART-259, ART-260, ART-281, ART-287, ART-290, ART-291, ART-293, ART-298.

**IST-123 will fulfill 3 credit Free Electives for students who place into the course