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Graphic and Interactive Design - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 294

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in art or graphic design, web design, multimedia design, or interface design. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. The main emphasis in the graphic and interactive design area of study is the development of foundational principles, conceptual abilities, and technical skills demonstrated in a student’s transfer portfolio.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

ARTT-101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3

ARTT-282Art History I

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-102Three-Dimensional Art and Design

3

ARTT-109Drawing I: Observation and Invention

3

ARTT-112Introduction to Digital Media

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-114Time-Based Media

3

ARTT-283Art History II

3

-Science Core Course

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

-Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-299Arts Portfolio Seminar

2

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

-Elective*

3

*Electives - Select from the following courses according to transfer plans for a particular area of study:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-141Black-and-White Film Photography I

3

ARTT-146Digital Photography I

3

ARTT-148Digital Imaging, Raster Program I

3

ARTT-158Digital Imaging, Vector Program

3

ARTT-200Graphic Design

3

ARTT-201Contemporary Color Design

3

ARTT-203Drawing II: Observation and Composition

3

ARTT-223Motion Graphics

3

ARTT-270Multimedia Authoring and Design I

3

ARTT-271Multimedia Authoring and Design II

3

ARTT-280Web Design and Production I

3

ARTT-281Web Design and Production II

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning as it applies to the commercial and digital arts.
  2. 2. Develop and demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, open-mindedness, risk-taking, and insight as it applies to the digital arts.
  3. 3. Demonstrate mastery of the tools for creating and outputting graphic design, media design, and digital art to include the computer, image creation and manipulation software, design and layout software, standard and wide-format printers, and Internet publishing.
  4. 4. Describe, analyze, and effectively apply the foundational principles of design to include use of imagery, typography, hierarchy, layout, message, and concept.