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Advertising & Graphic Design

A QUICK INTRO

Do you have a creative mind? Enjoy drawing, designing or photography? A career in Advertising & Graphic Design means you get to have fun doing what you enjoy most!

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
GRD 121  Drawing Fundamentals I 2
GRD 141  Graphic Design I 4
GRD 145  Design Applications I 1
GRD 151  Computer Design Basics 3
Choose one of the following:  
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
    Totals 17

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

ENG 114  Pro. Research & Reporting 3
GRD 110  Typography I 3
GRD 142  Graphic Design II 4
GRD 152  Computer Design Tech I 3
GRD 230  Technical Illustration 2
    Totals 15

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

PSY 150  General Psychology 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 6

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

GRA 121  Graphic Arts I 4
GRA 131  Illustration I 2
GRD 153  Computer Design Tech II 3
GRD 241  Graphic Design III 4
GRD 281  Design of Advertising 2
Choose one of the following:
ART 264  Digital Photography 3
GRD 167  Photographic Imaging I 3
    Totals 18

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

GRA 220  Industry Survey 2
GRD 210  Airbrush I 2
GRD 242  Graphic Design IV 4
GRD 247  Design Applications IV 1
GRD 280  Portfolio Design 4
Choose one of the following:
MKT 123  Fundamentals of Selling 3
PHO 222 Video Production 3
Choose one of the following:
WBL 111  Work-Based Learning I 1
GRD 146  Design Applications II 1
    Totals 17

 

Scott Clontz
Advertising and Graphic Design Instructor
Bob Keeling Photo
Advertising and Graphic Design Program Coordinator/Instructor

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