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 and multimedia. Computer skills are developed through design, projects using software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver and others.

Qualified individuals may find employment in advertising agencies, art departments and media studios. Typical job titles include: Graphic Designer, Web Page Artist, Commercial Artist and Photo-Manipulation Artist.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ART 119

Two-Dimensional Design

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

VIC 100

Graphic Design

3

 

VIC 104

Computer Art I

3

 

 

General education/Humanities

3

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Two

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

VIC 121

Introduction to Quark InDesign

4

 

VIC 142

Introduction to Illustrator

4

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

4

 

VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Three

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography or

 

 

VIC 163

Digital Studio Photography

3-4

#

VIC 202

Graphic Design Typography

4

#

VIC 242

Advanced Layout and Illustration

4

#

VIC 261

Advanced Photoshop

4

 

 

 

17-18

Semester Four

#

VIC 282

Portfolio Design and Production

4

 

HIS 151

History of the U.S. to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics or

 

 

SSC 190

Contemporary Society

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics and/or Science

 

3

 

 

Program electives

6-9

 

 

 

16-19

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

69-73

See VIC course descriptions.

Program electives (9-12): Any ART or VIC course

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519