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2020-2021 College Catalog 
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Graphic Design, A.A.

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Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas in visual form. Designers must demonstrate aptitude in creative, analytical, and technical areas.

The Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Design is a course of study for students who intend to transfer to professional art schools or universities to complete a baccalaureate degree in graphic design. This major combines art and design foundations with an introduction to the field of graphic design.

Coursework in the Associate of Arts Degree focuses on developing creativity and concept through the study of design principles and elements, color theory, art history, drawing, as well as introductory coursework in graphic design, web design, and printing processes.

Utilizing both hand-created imagery and Adobe digital communication tools, students enhance their conceptual thinking and develop skills required for successful transfer and continuing study.

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits

Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Total Core Courses: 36 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60

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