Graphic Design, AS

Arts Division
Degree S0318

This program is designed to provide students with a combination of creative, design, problem solving, and technical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a Graphic Designer in the Commercial Art industry. Students completing this program are eligible for advanced training or transfer to a college or university for further study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Research and interpret information necessary to develop an effective message(s) and strategy for a commercial art assignment.
  • Develop and communicate creative, visual solutions for a commercial art assignment.
  • Design commercial art products that effectively utilize principles and elements of design.
  • Select and use appropriate, industry standard tools and technology to produce commercial art products.
  • Present their commercial art products, explaining and defending their strategic choices, creative ideas and design decisions.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

ARTC 100Graphic Design I 3
ARTC 120Graphic Design II 3
ARTC 160Typography 3
ARTC 165Illustration 3
ARTC 290Portfolio 3
ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning 3
ARTD 17ADrawing: Life 3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional 3
ARTD 25ABeginning Painting I 3
Choose one course from the following:3
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
History of Modern Art
History of Modern Art - Honors
Total Units30

Recommended Electives

AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic 3
ANIM 172Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects 3
ANIM 175Digital Animation 3
ARTC 140Graphic Design III 3
ARTC 299Work Experience in Graphic Design 1-3
ARTD 16Drawing: Perspective 3
ARTD 45APrintmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting 3
ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional 3
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography 3
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