Graphic Design - Associate of Applied Science

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits. 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, IV, and VI; students must select one other course from one of the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I (Core Requirment)4
Area II: Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Science
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology (Core Requirement)3
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Orientation in Art (Core Requirement)3
General Education Elective
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
Core Degree Requirements
ARTS 1240Design I3
ARTS 1610Drawing I3
ENTR 1110Entrepreneurship3
FDMA 1120Desktop Publishing3
BUSA 1110Intro to Business3
FDMA 1210Digital Video Production I3
FDMA 1360Web Design I3
FDMA 1515Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop3
FDMA 1535Introduction to Illustrator3
FDMA 1536Advanced Computer Illustration3
FDMA 1545Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging3
FDMA 2325Advanced Photoshop3
FDMA 2287Digital Design Studio3
FDMA 2994Portfolio Design & Development3
MKTG 2110Principles of Marketing3
Total Credits61

A Suggested Plan of Study - Graphic Design

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ARTH 1115G Orientation in Art 3
ARTS 1240 Design I 3
BUSA 1110 Intro to Business 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
FDMA 1515 Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop 3
 Credits16
Spring
ARTS 1610 Drawing I 3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
FDMA 1210 Digital Video Production I 3
FDMA 2325 Advanced Photoshop 3
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
FDMA 1120 Desktop Publishing 3
FDMA 1535 Introduction to Illustrator 3
FDMA 1545 Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging 3
MKTG 2110 Principles of Marketing 3
Select one course from Area II, III, or V 1 3-4
 Credits15
Spring
ENTR 1110 Entrepreneurship 3
FDMA 1360 Web Design I 3
FDMA 1536 Advanced Computer Illustration 3
FDMA 2287 Digital Design Studio 3
FDMA 2994 Portfolio Design & Development 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits61