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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

ARTT 101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3

ARTT 282Art History I

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

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

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT 114Time-Based Media

3

ARTT 283Art History II

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT 299Arts Portfolio Seminar

2

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective 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 Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151THET 102THET 103THET 202THET 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.