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Graphic Design Transfer Program, Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts


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The Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Arts-Graphic Design Option prepares students who intend to transfer to Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs at four-year institutions and professional schools of art. In this A.F.A. program, students pursue rigorous training and art education in the graphic arts. There are well equipped studios and computer systems to support this major.

This program focuses on concepts of design, drawing and design skills and the use of the computer as a graphic art tool. It is intended for students who wish to pursue careers as graphic designers, commercial artists and computer artists.

Graduates are able to:

  • outline key aspects of the graphic designer profession
  • experiment with concept development and visual planning strategies toward creative solutions to design problems
  • use bitmap, vector and layout software applications in completing finished design projects
  • identify major design movements and influences from historic, cultural and social perspectives
  • analyze and critique student, professional and historical design products
  • demonstrate technical and artistic development throughout a design portfolio
  • investigate careers in the graphic design profession

Curriculum – A.F.A. Degree


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • Graphic Design Elective 3 Credits 3
  • Studio Art Elective 3 Credits 4
  • Graphic Design Elective 3 Credits 3
  • Humanities 3 Credits 1
  • Art History Elective 3 Credits 5

Total Credits 62 - 63


1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. Humanities courses may not have a designation of ARTS or ARTH.

2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level.

3 Graphic Design Electives:

Two-Dimensional Animation (ARTS 248 )
Introduction to Digital Photography (
ARTS 112 )
Still Photography I (ARTS 212 )
Advanced Digital Photography (
ARTS 266 )
Web Page Design for Graphic Artist (ARTS 274 )
Introduction to Video Production (ARTS 267 )
Illustration (ARTS 271 1) Typography (ARTS 276 )
News Production for the Web (ARTS 284 )

4 Studio Art Electives:

(ARTS 104  cannot be used to fulfill requirement)
Acrylic & Oil Painting I (ARTS 210 )
Ceramics I (
ARTS 215 )
Figure Drawing I (
ARTS 242 )
Sculpture I (
ARTS 218 )
Intro to Contemporary Printmaking (
ARTS 253 ) 

5 Art History Electives:

Modern & Contemporary Art   (ARTH 203 )
Impressionism & Post-Impressionism (ARTH 206 )
Art Beyond the Western World (ARTH 208 )
History of Photography (ARTH 223 )

NOTE: Mathematics Proficiency - This degree requires a minimum math proficiency through Elementary Algebra  (MATH 020 ).

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