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Graphic Design Series

The graphic design sequence is a two-year arrangement of classes designed to provide students with entry-level skills in the field of graphic design. This sequence of classes has been structured to provide practical, hands-on experience in graphic fundamentals. Graphic design tends to be a fast-paced, deadline-driven profession that demands creativity, quick thinking, good organization, excellent technology skills and well developed communication skills.

The graphic design sequence addresses basic design principles, layout techniques, professional typographic treatments, computer applications, digital illustration, computer production techniques, offset printing requirements, and business practices. It provides the most current information, technology and equipment possible. All of the instructors are practicing professionals in the field of creative design. Students spend much of their time creating practical design pieces from initial sketches through final digital output that ultimately becomes an integral part of a professional student portfolio.

40-credit Optional Graphic Design Sequence

This course sequence does not conclude in a certificate or degree in graphic design, and therefore, as a standalone sequence, is not eligible for financial aid. However, graphic design courses, if taken within a degree such as the associate of arts and sciences-transfer degree, are financial aid eligible. For more information, contact Scott Bailey or David Hampton.

Fall Quarter - First Year

ART 130     Graphic Design Technology I* 5
ART 134 Introduction to Graphic Design           5

Winter Quarter - First Year

ART 131     Graphic Design Technology II*           5
ART 135 Graphic Design I 5

Spring Quarter - First Year

ART 136     Publication, Layout & Typography      5

Fall Quarter - Second Year

ART 234     Graphic Design II                                5

Winter Quarter - Second Year

ART 235     Web Graphic Design                           5

Spring Quarter - Second Year

ART 236     Graphic Design Branding                     5

* Proof of competence in these three industry standard software programs:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign

 

90-Credit Graphic Design Sequence
(Recommended Minimal)

This course sequence does not conclude in a certificate or degree in graphic design, and therefore, as a standalone sequence, is not eligible for financial aid on its own. However, graphic design courses, if taken within a degree such as the associate of arts and sciences-transfer degree, are financial aid eligible. For more information, contact Scott Bailey or David Hampton.

Fall Quarter - First Year

ART 130     Graphic Design Technology I* 5
ART 134 Introduction to Graphic Design                         5
  Elective 5

Winter Quarter - First Year

ART 131     Graphic Design Technology II*                         5
ART 135 Graphic Design I 5
  Elective  

Spring Quarter - First Year

ART 101    
  ART 106
Intro to Art or
2D Design & Color
5
ART 136 Publication, Design, Layout & Typography       5
  Elective  

Fall Quarter - Second Year

ART 234     Graphic Design II                                             
  Elective 
  Elective 

Winter Quarter - Second Year

ART 235     Graphic Design II                                               5
  Elective 5
  Elective 5

Spring Quarter - Second Year

ART 236     Graphic Design Branding                                   5
  Elective 5
  Elective 5

 

* Proof of competence in these three industry standard software programs:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign

Electives

ART 138     Digital Photography   English Comp 101
ART 141 Illustration   Math
ART 101 Introduction to Art   Sociology 101
ART 106 2D Design & Color   Psychology 101
ART 201-203   Art History 1, 2 and/or 3               Marketing 241
ART 110 Drawing I    Intro to Business 101
ART 210 Painting I     
ART 113 Drawing II     
ART 111 Figure Drawing     
ART 211 Painting 2     

 


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