Graphic Design - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 137

Program Information
This program provides students with a strong practical and conceptual foundation in the areas of print, screen-based and motion work. Graduates are prepared to assume entry-level jobs as design layout artists, production assistants, junior graphic designers and web/motion graphic artists. Graphic Design graduates may work for advertising and marketing firms, television post production studios, printers and print companies and non-profit and corporate in- house department.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after graduating but those who change their plans find that most of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges. Students are encouraged to visit the NJ transfer website: www.njtransfer.org for transfer course equivalencies. The latest technology and learning tools support your education for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Define the visual elements and the terms associated with each in written form. •Show proficiency in a variety of computer skills in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. •Perform operations using a MAC and other graphic design hardware. •Successfully apply 2D and 3D terminology and techniques including the visual elements and design principles as they pertain to graphic design. •Utilize historical references and be able to locate and critically evaluate information and information sources. •Create a portfolio from both classes and a community internship that conforms to industry standards for employment in graphic design. •Use standard desktop publishing software including Quark and InDesign.


Employment Opportunities:
Entry-level design layout artists, production assistants, junior graphic designers and web/motion graphic artists

Program Requirements (47)
Credits
AR
110
Fundamentals of Drawing I
4
AR
200
2 – D Design
4
AR
202
Color Theory and Practice
3
CG
101
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
CG
102
Computer Illustration
3
CG
104
Typography
3
CG
105
Introduction to Desktop Publishing
3
CG
110
Digital Imaging
3
CG
112
Introduction to Motion Graphics
3
CG
113
Graphic Web Design
3
CG
201
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
3
CG
202
Graphic Production
3
CG
203
Communication Design
3
CG
204
Graphic Design Internship
3
CG
205
Portfolio Preparation & Presentation
3

General Education Requirements (21)
Credits
AR
108
Art History II
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II or
EN
103
Technical Writing
3
MA
109
Principles of Mathematics
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Diversity Elective
3

Total Credits: (68)