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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Communication, Associate of Fine Arts

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The Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Communication 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 two dimensional graphic, new media and motion graphic arts. There are well-equipped studios and computer systems to support this major.
This program focuses on concepts of drawing, design 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:

  • demonstrate concept development and visual planning strategies towards creative solutions to design problems.
  • apply industry standard tools such as software and hardware to solve design problems.
  • identify major design movements and influences from historic, cultural and social perspectives.
  • demonstrate the application of analysis and problem solving to achieve design solutions.
  • demonstrate technical and artistic development throughout a design portfolio of stylistically diverse projects.


Curriculum – A.F.A. Degree

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

  • Visual Communication Elective 3 Credits 3
  • Social Science  3 Credits 1
  • Humanities 3 Credits 1
  • Studio Art Elective 3 Credits 4

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. This degree requires a minimum math proficiency through MATH 020 Elementary Algebra  

3 Visual Communication Electives:

ARTS 249 Digital Artmaking 
ARTS 112 Introduction to Digital Photography 
ARTS 113 Audio Production 

ARTS 267 Introduction to Video Production  
ARTS 271 Illustration  

4 Studio Art Electives:

ARTS 210 Acrylic & Oil Painting I  
ARTS 215 Ceramics I  
ARTS 242 Figure Drawing I  
ARTS 218 Sculpture I  
INTR 110 Design Drawing I  




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