Visual Communication—Graphic Design

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.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ART 119

Two-Dimensional Design or

 

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

VIC 100

Graphic Design

3

 

VIC 104

Computer Art I

3

 

VIC 160

History of Photography

3

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

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SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

VIC 121

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3

 

VIC 142

Introduction to Illustrator

3

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography

3

 

MCM 150

Film History and Appreciation

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

 

VIC 163

Digital Studio Photography

3

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VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

#

VIC 202

Advanced InDesign and Typography

3

#

VIC 204

Digital Mixed Media I

3

#

VIC 242

Advanced Illustrator

3

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VIC 261

Advanced Photoshop

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Four

#

VIC 282

Portfolio for Graphic Design

3

 

VIC 285

Digital Voice or

 

#

VIC 190

Introduction to Digital Media and Animation

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics and/or Science

3

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

6

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

18

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

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