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Department: Graphic Design
Total Credit Hours: 63 - 64 credits
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 $49,580 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
|First Semester (16 credits)|
|ART 1400||Drawing I||3|
|ART 1500||Survey of Western Art History I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 155, 158 or higher||Contemporary College Math, College Algebra||4|
|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)|
|COM 101, 106 or 110||Oral Communication, Pubic Speaking, or Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Course(s) in major for transfer institution*||3|
|Natural Science With Lab||4|
|COL 299||Sophomore Portfolio Assessment||1|
|Total Hours Required for Graduation: 63 - 64 credits|