Graphic Design, A.A.

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Graphic Design program of study provides students a foundation in visual design and graphic communications.  Students are introduced to traditional methods in visual arts, 2-D and 3-D design, principles of marketing, and web development.  Students also learn essential skills that translate into areas of e-commerce, business, and graphic arts.  This program is designed for transfer to a four-year institution.  Graduates of this programs are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.

Job Outlook

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion. 

What will you do

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year program.  Career opportunities in the Graphic Design field may include: Multimedia Designer, Web Designer, Logo Designer, Creative or Art Director, Photo Editor, Photoshop Artist, Layout Artist, and Brand Identity Artist.

Wages

  •  This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion. 

Career Examples

  • Multimedia Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Logo Designer
  • Creative or Art Director
  • Photo Editor
  • Photoshop Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Brand Identity Artist

First Semester

GRA 104 - Introduction to Graphic Communications 1 3.0 Credit(s)
ART 125 - Digital Media 1 3.0 Credit(s)
ART 120 - 2-D Design 1 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 157 - Statistics 4.0 Credit(s)
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Second Semester

ART 133 - Drawing 1 3.0 Credit(s)
ART 123 - 3-D Design 1 3.0 Credit(s)
MKT 110 - Principles of Marketing 1 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 105 - Composition I 3.0 Credit(s)
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Third Semester

CIS 207 - Fundamentals of Web Programming 1 3.0 Credit(s)
GRA 173 - Typography 1 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 106 - Composition II 3.0 Credit(s)
HIS 110 - Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern 3.0 Credit(s)
JOU 110 - Introduction to Mass Media 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Fourth Semester

ART 126 - Digital Media II 1 3.0 Credit(s)
SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication 3.0 Credit(s)
ENV 111 - Environmental Science 4.0 Credit(s)
REL 101 - Survey of World Religions 3.0 Credit(s)

General Elective 1.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 61.0

Notes:

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
1 Required courses for the program

 

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge and respect of copyright guidelines
  • Demonstrate basic marketing strategies
  • Demonstrate basic competence in essential graphic software
  • Apply knowledge of basic principles of design, color theory, and typography to original works

Program Disclaimers