Liberal Arts/Graphic Arts - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 136

Program Information
This program is for students who wish to earn an associate degree in art with a graphic design emphasis. Throughout the two-year program, students are introduced to drawing, color, computer graphics, illustration and emerging technologies. Working with Macintosh computers, students will learn skills in computer graphics and desktop publishing that will equip them to continue their studies at a four-year institution or to earn entry level positions as graphic designers in the art, publishing and corporate environments.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four- year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•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. •Define the visual elements and the terms associated with each in written form. •Use standard graphic design software including Photoshop and Illustrator. •Utilize historical references and be able to locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources. •Create a portfolio that conforms to the basic requirements to transfer successfully into a Graphic Design BA or BFA program. •Use standard desktop publishing software including Quark and InDesign.


Program Requirements (20)
Credits
AR
110
Fundamentals of Drawing I
4
AR
200
2-D Design
4
CG
101
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
CG
102
Computer Illustration
3
CG
104
Typography
3
CG
105
Desktop Publishing
3

General Education Requirements (45-46)
Credits
AR
101
Art Appreciation
3
AR
107
Art History I
3
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Science Elective or
Mathematics Elective
3-4
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Humanities (Literature) Elective (Recommended)
3
History Elective
3
History Elective
3
Diversity Elective
3

Total Credits: (65-66)