Graphic Design - Program Courses

Graphic Communications Degree

Students may enter the program in Fall or Spring!

Plan Your Career PathwayThe Graphic Communications program courses are divided into three course categories. Students will be awarded an Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) Degree upon completion of the following…

  1. General Education courses:
    Students must earn a minimum of 12 general education course credits.
  2. Program Core courses:
    Students must successfully complete 43 core course credits.
  3. Program Elective courses:
    Students must earn a minimum of 9 program elective course credits.

Note: Course electives are designed to allow students the opportunity to choose a career pathway in graphic design for print or web and mobile design.

Sequence of Study

The following list of courses is organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student starting the program in the fall term. Spring start or part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Category Credits
COM781
ENG105
Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-
Composition I –
General Education 3
GRA105 Drawing and Composition – Core 4
GRA133 Desktop Publishing – Core 4
GRA196 Design and Layout I –  Core 4
Mouse  over or tap a course ID to view a course description. Click or tap description to exit. Total Credits 15
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Category Credits
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- Math Elective General Education 3
GRA124 Electronic Illustration – Core 4
GRA142 Graphic Imaging – Core 4
GRA197 Design and Layout II – Core 4
Mouse  over or tap a course ID to view a course description. Click or tap description to exit. Total Credits 15
Third Semester
Course ID Course Title Category Credits
PSY102
PSY111
SOC110
Human and Work Relations -OR-
Introduction to Psychology -OR-
Introduction to Sociology –
General Education 3
GRA162 Web Page Graphics – Core 3
GRA205 Design and Layout III – Core 4
 GRA238 Web Design & Layout – Core 4
 CHOOSE Graphic Communications Elective – Program Elective 3
Mouse  over or tap a course ID to view a course description. Click or tap description to exit. Total Credits 17
Fourth Semester
Course ID Course Title Category Credits
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication – General Education 3
GRA206 Advanced Design and Layout – Core 4
GRA239 CMS Web Design – Core 3
GRA290 Portfolio Preparation – Core 3
CHOOSE Graphic Communications Elective – Program Elective 3
Mouse  over or tap a course ID to view a course description. Click or tap description to exit. Total Credits 16
Program Electives
Course ID Course Title Category Credits
GRA221 Principles of Illustration – Program Elective 3
GRA227 Interactive Multimedia – Program Elective 3
GRA231 Photo Direction – Program Elective 2
MKT110 Principles of Marketing – Program Elective 3
Mouse over or tap a course ID to view a course description. Click or tap description to exit. Minimum 9

Associate of Applied Arts Degree

Award
Degree ID Degree Title Terms Credits
 AAA Associate of Applied Arts – Four Semesters 4 Term Total
 Mouse  over or tap the degree ID to view the program description. Click or tap description to exit. Minimum 63