Graphic Design

Graphic designers have a unique blend of technical training and creativity used to communicate ideas to broad audiences using a variety of mediums.

Graduates of a Graphic & Media Arts degree plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. They also produce promotional displays, packaging, marketing materials, logo and branding projects, and solutions for outdoor media, billboards, and signage.

Topics Covered:

  • Graphic Design Layout
  • Digital Photography
  • Multimedia Web Design
  • Applications-based Web Design/Computer Animation
  • Production Techniques

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design and Media Art

 

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First Semester (Fall I):

  • ARTS 1610 Drawing I (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I (3 Credits)
  • Lab Science (4 Credits)
  • MATH 1130-Survey of Mathematics (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 13


Second Semester (Spring I)

  • ARTS 1240 Design I (3 Credits)
    COMM 1130 Public Speaking OR COMM 2120 Interpersonal
  • Communication (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 1120 Composition II OR ENGL 2210 Professional & Technical Communication (3 Credits)
  • Lab Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Behavioral Science (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 16


Third Semester (Summer): 

  • ARTH 2110 History of Art I OR ARTH 2120 History of Art II (3 Credits)
  • PHED #### (1 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Science (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 7


Fourth Semester (Fall II): 

  • ARTS 1520-Digital Media I (3 Credits)
  • ARTS 1530-Digital Media II (3 Credits)
  • CIS 125-Introduction to Programming Concepts (3 Credits)
  • Humanities (3 Credits)

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 12


Fifth Semester (Spring II): 

  • ARTS 2120 Graphic Design I (3 Credits)
  • ARTS 2610 Drawing II (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • (Select from: ARTS 1250, ARTS 1410, ARTS 1630, ARTS 1710,  ARTS 2125, ARTS 2410, ARTS 2996, CIS, 180, FDMA, 1210, FDMA 2713 OR FDMA 2790) 
    Social & Behavioral Science, Humanities OR Arts (3 Credits)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 12


 Total Credits Required: 60 

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design and Media Art consists of 69 credits and can be completed in four semesters.

Students interested in CCC's Graphic Design and Media Art program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

Employment in the field of Graphic and Media Art is expected to grow 13 percent, as fast as the average for all occupations from 2008—2018. According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, median annual cash compensation for entry-level designers was $35,000 in 2008. Many talented individuals are attracted to careers in Graphic and Media Art, therefore individuals with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.

 


Contact Info

For more information about CCC's Fine Arts or Graphic Design programs, please contact:


Raymond Walker
Division Chair, Fine Arts
575.769.4953
walkerr@clovis.edu


celia donofrio
Celia Donofrio
Academic Advisor
575.769.4121
donofrioc@clovis.edu

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