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Graphic Design Technology AS

Graphic Design Technology Overview (AS 2011)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-art.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is designed to prepare the student to enter the graphic design field, especially as it relates to the printing industry.

Each student will develop a portfolio, crucial for employment, while enrolled in the program. Course content includes design fundamentals, Macintosh computer applications, typography, photography and color design.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Program/Interview Counseling: Students are required to seek advisement from the Graphic Design department chair to ensure that they enroll in the necessary courses to graduate on schedule.

Completion Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required to advance in the program. All Macintosh computer courses must to be taken within five years of graduation or must be repeated. For exceptions, see department chair. Students should be prepared to take day, evening and summer courses to complete their degree requirements.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Victoria Martin, martinv@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3924

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this program may find work as graphic designers, artists, web page designers, illustrators, preflight administrator service providers, art directors, freelance designers or junior designers.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors.

In addition, the Graphic Design program is approved for transfer to Florida Atlantic University's B.F.A. Graphic Design program. Courses with an asterisk indicate transferability to FAU. For information on transfer agreements, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 15)

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

 

Required Courses (Credits: 36)

ART1201CDesign Fundamentals (AA)

3 Credits

ART1205CColor Design (AA)

3 Credits

ART1300CDrawing 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2171CPortfolio Composition (AS)

3 Credits

GRA1190CGraphic Design 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA1530CTypography (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2100CIntroduction to Macintosh Graphics (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2121CPublication Design 1 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2151CIllustrator 1 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2191CGraphic Design 2 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2156CPhotoshop 1 (AS)

3 Credits

PGY1401CIntroduction to Photography (AA)

3 Credits

ARH1000, ART1201C, ART1205C, ART1300C, GRA2171C, GRA1190C, GRA2191C and PGY1401C: These courses articulate with the B.F.A. Graphic Design Program at Florida Atlantic University.

Electives - Choose 13 credits

ART1301CDrawing 2 (AA)

3 Credits

COP2822Web Site Design (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2122CPublication Design 2 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2131CMultimedia Graphics (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2152CIllustrator 2 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2160CMultimedia Animation (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2722CDreamweaver (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2144CGraphic Web Design (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2157CPhotoshop 2 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2940Graphic Design Internship (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2132CMultimedia Design (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2136CMultimedia Video Editing (AS)

3 Credits

PGY2801CDigital Photography 1 (AA)

3 Credits

ART1201C, ART1205C, ART1300C, PGY1401C, GRA2131C, GRA2160C, GRA2132C, GRA2136C: Students completing these courses can apply for and receive the Multimedia Arts College Credit Certificate. Those certificate students going onto the AS degree would reduce their elective courses to 1 credit.

ART1201C, ART1205C, ART1300C, COP2822, GRA2131C, GRA2160C, GRA2722C, GRA2144C: Students completing these courses can apply for and receive the Web Design College Credit Certificate. Those certificate students going on to complete the AS degree may substitute GRA2131C for the required course GRA2100C and will reduce their elective courses to 1 credit.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

ART1201CDesign Fundamentals (AA)

3 Credits

ART1300CDrawing 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2100CIntroduction to Macintosh Graphics (AS)

3 Credits

PGY1401CIntroduction to Photography (AA)

3 Credits

 

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 13)

Any program elective

1 credit

GRA2121CPublication Design 1 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA2151CIllustrator 1 (AS)

3 Credits

GRA1190CGraphic Design 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GRA1530CTypography (AS)

3 Credits

 

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 12)

GRA2156CPhotoshop 1 (AS)

3 Credits

ART1205CColor Design (AA)

3 Credits

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

 

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

Any program elective, GRA2144C suggested

3 credits

Any program elective

3 credits

Any program elective

3 credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

GRA2191CGraphic Design 2 (AA)

3 Credits

 

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

GRA2171CPortfolio Composition (AS)

3 Credits

Any program elective, GRA2722C suggested

3 credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

 

Total Credit Hours: 64