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Visual Communication


Associate of Applied Science Degree


This specialized course of study is structured to establish the principles of graphic design and art direction. Courses in the program will offer students the opportunity to develop a real world skill set through the acquisition of conceptual thinking skills combined with practical technical skills using state of the art software and hardware. The result of student's course work will consist of a conceptual body of work that will culminate into a professional portfolio.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    ARTC 2311 History of Communication Graphics 3
    ARTC 1413 Digital Publishing I 4
    ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
    ARTC 1409 Basic Illustration 4
    GRPH 1359 Vector Graphics for Production 3
  Semester II
    ARTC 1310 Design Concepts 3
  ARTC 1371 Color Theory for Design 3
    ARTC 1402 Digital Imaging I 4
  ARTC 1427 Typography 4
  ARTC 2413 Digital Publishing II 4
  Semester III
  ARTC 1417 Design Communication I 4
    ARTC 1459 Visual Design for New Media 4
  Semester IV
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I OR 3
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
    SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
  ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
    Mathematics1 3
  ARTC 2447 Design Communication II 4
  Semester V
  ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
  TOTALS 70-72

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
  2Must be selected from the following Visual Communication electives: ARTC 1353, ARTC 1421, ARTC 2405, IMED 1270, IMED 1416, IMED 1441, IMED 1445, IMED 2388. Substitutions available with prior approval.