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Graphic Design

DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Design program offers a diverse educational experience in all phases of graphic communications, including print, web design, and video, and state-of-the-art content areas such as E-commerce and Social Media Marketing. The program exposes the student to a thorough scope of the industry, as well as preparing students to create and run their own freelance businesses.  A strong combination of theory and hands-on application gives students a variety of valuable, as well as very employable, learning experiences.

Core courses provide a broad foundation in graphic design. Each student will select a specialty area which include: additional graphic design; courses in web design; or courses in video production. Students who complete the program will have a variety of employment options. Print media includes such possibilities as newspapers, magazines, hospitals, special interest organizations, and various businesses – anyone needing logos, printed brochures or other materials, event advertising, etc. Web developing is a multi-faceted specialty with a growing demand. Video options include television and web advertising, as well as video components embedded in websites. In addition, many graduates develop their own freelance businesses.

GRAPHIC DESIGN DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL1200L College Composition 3 0 3
GRA1250L Fundamentals of Design 2 3 3
MMDA1200L Design Software Essentials 2 3 3
ARTS1100L Drawing I 2 4 3
ARTS2120L Introduction to Digital Photography 2 2 3
  College Essentials 1 0 1
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 12 19
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
GRA1270L UX Foundations  2 3 3
GRA1340L Typography 2 3 3
GRA2230L Graphic Design I 2 3 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Total 13 6 16
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
GRA2240L Publication Design 2 3 3
GRA2250L Web Design Foundations 2 3 3
MMDA1300L Movie Making I 2 3 3
ARTS2800L Creative Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
BUS2610L Social Media Marketing 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 9 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Graphic Design Track 9 0 9
  Total 12 0 15

Total Credits: 67

GRAPHIC DESIGN TRACKS

 

Video Production Track

 
Course Number Title Credits
MMDA1350L Movie Making II  3
MMDA1500L Introduction to Motion Graphics 3
MMDA2100L Introduction to 3-D Design 3
 

Web Design Track

 
Course Number Title Credits
GRA2260L CMS Basics 3
GRA2270L CMS Customizing 3
GRA2290L e-Commerce Basics 3
 

Graphic Design Track

 
Course Number Title Credits
GRA1360L Digital Illustration 3
GRA2710L Screen Process Printing 3
ARTS2130L Advanced Digital Photography 3

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
GRA1250L Fundamentals of Design 2 3 3
MMDA1200L Design Software Essentials 2 3 3
GRA2250L Design Foundations  2 3 3
ARTS2120L Introduction to Digital Photography 2 2 3
ARTS2800L Creative Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Graphic Design Elective     3
  Total 12 11 19

Total Credits: 19

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