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
Rhetoric and Composition (Core Requirement)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 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
Core Degree Requirements
ART 150Drawing I3
ART 1552-D Fundamentals3
ART 160Computer-Based Illustration3
or CMT 142 Computer Illustration
ART 161Digital Imaging I3
or CMT 145 Image Processing I
ART 163Digital Graphics3
or CMT 140 Print Media I
ART 165Web Page Design3
or CMT 130 Introduction to Web Design
ART 267Art Portfolio Preparation3
ART 269Advanced Computer-Based Illustration3
ART 272Digital Imaging II3
BMGT 110Introduction to Business3
or BUSA 111 Introduction to Business
BMGT 210Marketing3
or MKTG 203 Introduction to Marketing
C S 110Computer Literacy3
CMT 115Digital Photography and Imaging I3
CMT 190Digital Video Production I3
CMT 223Media Production Services3
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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ART 101G Orientation in Art 3
ART 155 2-D Fundamentals 3
ART 161
Digital Imaging I
or Image Processing I
C S 110 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
ART 150 Drawing I 3
ART 272 Digital Imaging II 3
CMT 190 Digital Video Production I 3
COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication 3
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
Second Year
ART 160
Computer-Based Illustration
or Computer Illustration
ART 163
Digital Graphics
or Print Media I
BMGT 110
Introduction to Business
or Introduction to Business
CMT 115 Digital Photography and Imaging I 3
Select one course from Area II, III, or V 1 3-4
ART 165
Web Page Design
or Introduction to Web Design
ART 267 Art Portfolio Preparation 3
ART 269 Advanced Computer-Based Illustration 3
BMGT 210
or Introduction to Marketing
CMT 223 Media Production Services 3
 Total Credits61