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Department: Graphic Design
Total Credit Hours: 64 credits
Unlike other forms of employment, many graphic designers require very little on-the-job training to get started with their career.
This transfer program provides a dynamic learning experience in the visual arts in order to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions to major in studio art or graphic design.
Art and graphic design graduates may enter fields ranging from the fine arts, a wide array of design areas, production, development, illustration and animation, advertising and broadcast or cinema.
Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook and are expected to grow in the coming years are art appraiser, art restorer, exhibit designer, painter, set illustrator and Web art director.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the art and design field earn a mean average of $45,530 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design or Studio Art are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to:
print production manager
user experience designer
Web production artist
motion graphics animator
print production manager
|Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.|
|First Semester (18 credits)|
|ART 1400||Drawing I||3|
|ART 1500||Survey of Western Art History I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 155 or||Contemporary College Math or||4|
|MAT 158, or higher||College Algebra|
|Social Science (Group I)||3|
|Second Semester (15 credits)|
|ART 1405||Drawing II||3|
|ART 1505||Survey of Western Art History II||3|
|ART 1200||2D Design||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|ART 1105||Digital Art Studio||3|
|Third Semester (15-16 credits)|
|Social Science (Group II)||3|
|ART 1205||Color Theory||3|
|ART 1300||3D Design||3|
|Humanities (Group II)||3-4|
|Fourth Semester (17 credits)|
|SPE 101 or||Oral Communication or||3|
|SPE 102 or||Pubic Speaking or|
|SPE 110||Interpersonal Communication|
|Course(s) in major for transfer institution*||3|
|Natural Science With Lab||4|
|COL 299||Sophomore Portfolio Assessment||1|
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 64 credits
*Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.
For more information, call 636-922-8241.