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Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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CIP Code: 50.0409
NOVA Code: 5110

Offered through AL, LO

Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek full-time employment in the graphic design field. Job opportunities include graphic designer, art director, illustrator, production artist, package designer and web content developer, among others in the graphic design marketplace.

Recommended Preparation: Proficiency in high school English and a satisfactory aptitude for drawing.

Equipment and Supplies: Graphic Design students are required to purchase certain basic equipment and materials necessary to achieve professionally oriented objectives. Most of the equipment is purchased in the beginning class, ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills , and can be used throughout the two-year program.

Two Years

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Graphic Design: 64-65 credits

1 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

2 Approved ART Electives:  ART 209   is recommended. May also take ART 132 , or ART 122  or division approval for other ART courses. For students double majoring in both the Graphic Design and Graphic Design Interactive Specialization A.A.S. degrees there must be a total of 25% difference in ART credits between the degrees.

3 PHT 270  will teach digital imaging from a photography perspective, whereas ART 251  provides a design perspective.

4 Division approval required for substitution. The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, ENV 121 -ENV 122 , physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

5 See fine arts/humanities courses other than ART listed under General Education Electives .

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