Graphic Design

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

Course Course Name Prerequisites Credits
Term I – Year I
CIS101 Introduction to Information Technology  None     3
CIS116 Introduction to Computer Applications None     3
GD 111 Drawing CXC Art & Portfolio Assessment     3
CIS105 Introduction to Computer Graphics/Adobe Photoshop1 None     3
Term II – Year I
GD121 Typography CIS105 Intro to computer Graphic/Photoshop I     3
GD123 Digital photographic Production CIS105 Intro to computer Graphic/Photoshop I     3
GD125 Color and Design GD111 Drawing     3
ENGL105 English Research(Formerly English Composition II) ENGL100 &ENGL104 or >70% or more on placement test     3
Term III – Year I
GD131 Computer Illustration GD125 Color and Design     3
CSC112 Modern Markup Language MATH099 or > 70% or more on placement test     3
GD133 Layout/Intro to InDesign GD121 Typography     3
GD135 Graphic Symbolism GD121 Typography and GD111 – Drawing     3
Term I – Year II
GD241 Visual Expression GD133 Layout     3
GD243 Fundamentals of Interactive Design/Intro to Dreamweaver CIS105 Intro to Computer Graphic/Photoshop I     3
MATH110 College Algebral MATH099-Pre college Arithmetic or > 70% or more on placement test     3
ENGL102 English Composition II ENGL101 English Composition     3
Term II – Year II
GD251 Print Production GD133- Layout     3
GD265 Graphic Design Business ADMIN Second Year Course     3
GD246 Intro to Motion Graphics CIS105, GD131 and CSC112     3
ENGL106 Public Speaking ENGL105- English Research     3
Term III – Year II
GD261 Graphic Design Application GD251 Print Production     3
GD263 Portfolio/Management GD251 Print Production & MATH110     3
ENGL202 Technical Writing ENGL105 – English Research     3
INTGD Internship/Design Research Minimum of 60 credits & min GPA 2.0
Remedial Requirements if required
MATH098 Pre College Arithmetic (below 40%) None
MATH099 Pre College Algebra 41-69% MATH098 or 70% or greater on placement exam
ENGL100 English Fundamentals (below 70%) None
Liberal Arts Electives (Choose One)
PST110 Introduction to Psychology ENGL105 – English Research
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology ENGL105 – English Research

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