Community College of Aurora

2014-2015 Academic Catalog


Graphic Design

Associate of Applied Science

This degree is designed to help each student develop a portfolio of market-ready work in the area of Graphic Design. Graphic Designers create artwork to communicate a specific message, typically to promote an idea, a product, or a company. Designers communicate in print by designing posters, books, catalogs, logos, ads, and cards. They also create designs for the digital space including websites, motion graphics, and interactive media. Designers work in-house for companies, design firms, and as freelance designers. Students will develop the ability to design efficiently, incorporate text with imagery, use design software, and interface effectively with business clients and marketing teams.

Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science Degree: 60 credits

General Education Requirements: 21 credits

English and Communication

(6 credits)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

ENG 121

English Composition I

3

ENG 221

Creative Writing I

3

 

OR

 

ENG 122

English Composition II

3

Math

(3 credits)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

MAT 120

Math for Liberal Arts

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3 credits)

Any gtPathways Sociology (SOC) Course

3

 

OR

 

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

Arts and Humanities

(6 credits)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

ART 111

Art History I

3

ART 112

Art History II

3

Other Required Courses

(3 credits)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

 

OR

 

MAR 235

Consumer Behavior

3

OR

 

Any gtPathways Humanities (HUM) Course

3

Total General Education Credits

21

Graphic Design Required Courses

(39 credits)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

MGD 105

Typography and Layout

3

MGD 106

Creativity and Visual Thinking

3

MGD 116

Typography I

3

MGD 133

Graphic Design I

3

MGD 203

Design and Concept

3

MGD 233

Graphic Design II

3

MGD 268

Business for Creatives

3

ART 121

Drawing I

3

ART 131

Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

ART 132

Visual Concepts 3-D Design

3

ART 134

Visual Concepts 4-D Design

3

ART 221

Drawing II

3

MGD 141

Web Design I

3

 

OR

 

ART 128

Figure Drawing I

3

Total General Education Credits

21

Total Required Credits

39

A.A.S. Graphic Design Degree, Total Credits

60

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