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    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design | A.A.B.

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Graphic Design students will utilize their creative abilities to design, create and edit digital content using various software. From editing graphics, dealing with page layouts, producing videos and developing animations to designing for the web, this program features a comprehensive study of all things graphic design. Students will develop a portfolio and compile it with works from numerous courses within the program.♦

Hardware/Software Requirements ►
Students taking courses in this program may need to own or have access to specialty hardware/software to pursue this degree option. This requirement is particularly important for students enrolled in online/distance learning sections of particular courses. Affected courses indicate this requirement in their course syllabus. Consult the program advisor to discuss specific course needs and options.

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication;
use effective interpersonal skills and interact in a team environment;                                    
apply positive ethical standards to diverse media and their use in multiple industries;        
evaluate and analyze problems and advance ideas to surmount those problems;          
describe the formal elements of design and utilize effective design practices to layout, organize and communicate information;
use appropriate software to design, create and edit compositions for various media;
demonstrate an understanding of branding and advertising regarding distinct target audiences;
critique their work and the works of others in constructive and meaningful ways; and         
discuss, develop and curate an electronic portfolio.

Semester 1

  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications      3     ►Meet with advisor to establish student education plan, two-way communication and academic partnership.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication      3    
  ENG 121S Composition I      3    
  IMD 101S Introduction to Interactive Media   1    
  IMD 111S Principles of Interactive Design   2    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 1  3    
  Credit Hours 15    
  1Refer to the AAB general education requirements.      

Semester 2

  ART 127S Two-Dimensional Foundations Studio    3      
  ART 130S Drawing I   3    
  IMD 121S Fundamentals of Web Development       2    
  IMD 131S Fundamentals of Graphic Design   2    
  IMD 133S Typography and Layout    2    
  Math Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 15      
  1To be chosen from MTH 120S, MTH 122S, or MTH 125S.          

Semester 3

  ART 124S Art History: The Modern Era    3     ►Meet with Career Services.
►Meet with advisor to identify internship opportunities.
  IMD 211S Technical Media Communication   3    
  IMD 225S User Experience Design   3    
  IMD 232S Digital Illustration   3    
  IMD 241S Introduction to Video Production       3    
  Credit Hours  15    

Semester 4

  ART 165S Digital Photography   3     ►Submit graduation application.
►Advisor to review student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.

►Meet with transfer institution advisor, if applicable.
  IMD 231S Photo Editing   3    
  IMD 233S Electronic Publishing   3    
  IMD 290S Capstone Project  OR 3    
  IMD 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  IMD 291R Internship Seminar        
  IMD 292S Portfolio Development   1    
  Technical Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 16      
  1To be chosen from COM 221S, ENG 224S, ENG 229S, IMD 215S, IMD 221S, or IMD 235S.

Total Credit Hours | 61

♦ Students who cannot demonstrate basic computer skills must take Introduction to Computers before entering this program.

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