GRAPHIC DESIGN
PROGRAM

This program will provide students involved in advertisements, brochures corporate identity programs, product packaging, video graphics, computer imagery, signs, and exhibits. Graphic designers are visual communicators who combine color, composition, typography, and illustration in creative, innovative ways to inform, motivate, sell, educate, or entertain

Employment Prospects: Armed with a marketable portfolio assembled in their classes, graduates are prepared to enter an increasingly technical and competitive industry. Graduates may join the creative staffs of advertising agencies, design studios, digital departments in entry level position such as layout artist, graphic designer, digital artist, or production artist. Many entrepreneurial graduates enter the market as freelance designers or open their own design studios

CORE REQUIREMENTS

CRN

Course Name Prerequisites
  Term I – Year I
CIS 101 Introduction to Information Technology ENGL100 & ENGL104 or >70% on placement test
CIS 116 Introduction to Computer Applications ENGL100 & ENGL104 or >70% on placement test
GD 111 Drawing CXC Art & Portfolio Assessment
CIS 105 Introduction to Computer
Graphics/Adobe Photoshop1
None
  Term II – Year I  
GD 121 Typography CIS 105
GD 123 Digital Photographic Production CIS 105
GD 125 Color and Design GD 111
ENGL 105 English Research (Formerly English Composition II) ENGL100 & ENGL104 or >70% on placement test
  Term III – Year I  
GD 131 Computer Illustration GD 125
CISC 110 Modern Markup Language MATH099 or >70% on placement test.
GD 133 Layout/Intro to InDesign GD 121
GD 135 Graphic Symbolism GD 121 & GD 111
  Term I – Year II  
GD 241 Visual Expression GD 133
GD 243 Fundamentals of Interactive Design/Intro to Dreamweaver CIS 105
MATH 110 College Algebra MATH 099 or >70% on placement test
PHIL 200 Introduction to Ethics ENGL 105
  Term II – Year II  
GD 251 Print Production GD 133
GD 265 Graphic Design Business ADMIN Second Year Course
GD 246 Intro to Motion Graphics CIS105, GD131 & CISC 110
ENGL 106 Public Speaking ENGL 105
  Term III – Year II  
GD 261 Graphic Design Application GD 251
GD 263 Portfolio/Management GD 251 & MATH 110
ENGL 202 Technical Writing ENGL 105
INTGD Internship/Design Research Minimum of 60 credits & Min GPA 2.0
  Remedial Requirements  
MATH 098 Pre-College Arithmetic (below 50%) None
MATH 099 Pre-College Algebra (50- 69% MATH 098
ENGL 100 English Fundamentals (below 70%) None
ENGL104 Writing for English (Formerly English Composition I) Engl100

*Liberal Arts Electives (Choose One)

PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ENGL 105
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology ENGL 105
PHIL200 Introduction To Ethics ENGL 105