|General Education Requirements (16 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 105 or higher||Applied Mathematics||3|
|Communication||ENG 101 or||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102 or||English Composition II|
|ENG 115||Technical Writing|
|COM 101 or||Oral Communications||3|
|COM 104 or||Small Group Communication|
|COM 106 or||Public Speaking|
|COM 110||Interpersonal Communication|
|Social Sciences||HIS 101 or||US History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||US History since 1877|
|HIS 103 or||African American History to 1877|
|HIS 104 or||African American History Since 1877|
|POL 101||American Government|
|Natural Science||CHM 101 or||Introduction to Chemistry||3|
|BIO 105 or||Essentials of Biology|
|BIO 108 or||Trends in Science|
|BIO 110 or||Human Biology|
|BIO 122 or||Environmental Science|
|PHE 240 or||Nutrition for Weight Management|
|PHY 105 or||Environmental Geology|
|PHY 130 or||Astronomy|
|OTA 115 or||Kinesiology/Functional A&P|
|OTA 116||Applied A&P in Health and Disease|
|College 101 Requirement||COL 101||College Success Seminar||1|
|Art Core Course Requirements (24 credits)|
|ART 1105||Digital Art Studio||3|
|ART 1200||2-D Design||3|
|ART 1205||Color Theory||3|
|ART 1300||3-D Design||3|
|ART 1400||Drawing I||3|
|ART 1405||Drawing II||3|
|ART 1500||Survey of Western Art History I||3|
|ART 1505||Survey of Western Art History II||3|
|Graphic Design Core Course Requirements (15 credits)|
|ART 2110||Visualization & Layout||3|
|ART 2130||Digital Imaging & Illustration||3|
|ART 2810||Digital Photo I||3|
|ART 2199||Portfolio Design & Professional Practices (capstone)||3|
|Elective Course Requirements (6 credits) Choose 2|
|ART 2100||History of Graphic Design||3|
|ART 2140||Web Design||3|
|ART 2160||Animation & Motion Graphics||3|
|ART 2170||Video Production||3|
|ART 2310||Figure Drawing||3|
|ART 2860||Studio Ligthing||3|
|ART 2870||Event Photography||3|
|ART 2830||Digital Photo II||3|
|ART 2900||Illustration & Sequential Art||3|
|Or any Visual ART/CPM course may be substituted with Chair permission|
|Total Required Hours: 61 credits|
Recently Visited Pages
Take advantage of this at-a-glance look at the pages on the SCC website you most often visit. Use this as a tool to navigate quickly to info you need the most. Take it one step further and click the star in the top right corner to ensure your favorite pages remain on your list of Visited Pages.
Graphic Design A.A.S.
Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Graphic Design A.A.S.
Department: Graphic Design
Total Credit Hours: 61 credits
SCC Pathways are designed to help you create an educational plan with relevant and relatable courses to fill your schedule. Click below to access a map.
What Is Graphic Design A.A.S.?
This associate degree program combines traditional art fundamentals with cutting-edge technology to prepare students for a variety of jobs, including interactive design, video editing, computer animation, print production, etc. This degree encompasses all current and near-future baseline skills required by graphic employers and includes information and techniques designed to maximize student’s employ-ability.
Graphic design graduates with an A.A.S. degree may enter fields ranging from graphic and interactive design, development and production, illustration and animation, advertising, and video.
Employment of graphic designers is projected to show little or no change from 2014 to 2024. Graphic designers are expected to face strong competition for available positions.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the graphic design field earn between $47,640 and $82,020 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.
Graphic Design Careers
SCC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in graphic design are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to:
|Design & Production||Interactive|
user experience designer
motion graphics animator
Unlike other forms of employment, many graphic designers require very little on-the-job training to get started with their career.