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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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:

ARTS 248 Two-Dimensional Animation  
ARTS 112 Introduction to Digital Photography  

ARTS 212 Still Photography I  
ARTS 266 Advanced Digital Photography 

ARTS 274 Web Page Design for the Graphic Artist 
ARTS 267 Introduction to Video Production 
ARTS 271 Illustration  
ARTS 276 Typography 

ARTS 284 News Production for the Web 

4 Studio Art Electives:

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

5 Art History Electives:

          ARTH 203 Modern & Contemporary Art  
          ARTH 206 Impressionism and Post-Impressionism  
          ARTH 208 Art Beyond the Western World  
          ARTH 210 Introduction to Critical Theory in Contemporary Art          
          ARTH 223 History of Photography 


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

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