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Degree Name: Graphic Design A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Graphic Design
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
Combining traditional art fundamentals with cutting-edge technology, the Graphic Design AAS degree consists of comprehensive coursework that prepares students for a variety of jobs, including Web design, video editing, computer animation, print production, and others. These skills can be applied to many jobs including:
  • advertising
  • promotion
  • printing
  • broadcast
  • the cinema
This degree encompasses all current and near-future baseline skills required by graphic employers and includes information and techniques designed to maximize student's employability.
General Education Requirements

24
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math 3
Communication

ENG 101
ENG 102 OR
ENG 115 OR
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II OR
Technical Writing OR
Business Writing
Oral Communications

9
Social Science

HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 115
HIS 270
POL 101
POL 102

US History to 1877
US History since 1877
US History since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government

3

Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, PHY 3
Humanities

Any ART
BUS 105 or
CPT 105
DAN 196, 197, 198, 199
EDU 125
Any LIT
Any MUS
Any PHL
Any THE
Any Foreign Language

3
Elective

Any ANT
Any ART
Any BIO
Any CHM
CPT/BTC 103 OR
CPT 115 OR
EDU 125 OR
EDU 220
Any ECO
Any ENG
Any GEO
Any HIS
Any LIT
Any MAT
Any MUS
Any PHE
Any PHL
Any POL
Any PSY
Any SOC
Any SPE
Any THE

3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 40
ART 110 Drawing I 3
ART 120 Drawing II 3
ART 150 Art History I 3
ART 170 Design I 2
ART 180 Design II 2
ART 190 Macintosh Basics 2
ART 285 Sculpture I 3
ART 290 Page Layout on the Macintosh 4
ART 291 Digital Imaging 3
ART 292 Graphic Design for the Web 3
ART 293 Video Production and Protfolio Development (capstone embedded) 3
ART 220 Black and White Photography I 3
ART 260 Printmaking I 3
ART 270 Commercial Illustration I 3
ELECTIVE COURSES: Choose any two of the following pairs of courses 3
Any ART 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 67

Courses by Semester

FALL SEMESTER 13
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ART 110 Drawing I 3
ART 170 Design I 2
ART 150 Art History I 3
ART 190 Macintosh Basics 2
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SPRING SEMESTER 14
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ART 190 Design II 2
ART 290 Page Layout on the Macintosh 3

ENG 115 OR
ENG 125

,p>Technical Writing
Business Writing
3
MAT 105 Applied Math 3

PSY 101 OR
SOC 101

Intro to Psychology
Intro to Sociology

3
SUMMER SEMESTER 9
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ART 120 Drawing II 3
ART 291A Digital Imaging 3
Any ART Art Elective 3
FALL SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH

HIS or
POL

3
ART 285 Sculpture 3
ART 270 Commercial Illustration 3
PHL 160 Ethics 3
ART 292A Graphic Design for the Web 3
SPRING SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ART 260 Printmaking I 3
ART 220 Black and White Photography I 3
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
ART 293 Video Production and Portfolio Development 3
Natural Science 3

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