|General Education Requirements (24 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 105||Applied Math||3|
|Communication||ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102 or||English Composition II||3|
|ENG 115 or||Technical Writing|
|ENG 125 or||Business Writing|
|COM 101||Oral Communication||3|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||U.S. History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||U.S. History Since 1877|
|HIS 115 or||U.S. History Since 1945|
|HIS 270 or||History of Missouri|
|POL 101 or||American Government|
|POL 102||State & Local Government|
|Natural Science||Any BIO or||Any Biology Course||3|
|Any CHM or||Any Chemistry Course|
|Any Physical Science Course|
|Humanities||ART 2100||History of Graphic Design||3|
|Elective||ART 2700||Intro to Printmaking||3|
|Core Course Requirements (48 credits)|
|ART 1400||Drawing I||3|
|ART 1405||Drawing II||3|
|ART 1500 or||Survey of Western Art History I||3|
|ART 1505||Survey of Western Art History II|
|ART 1200||2-D Design||3|
|ART 1205||Color Theory||3|
|ART 1105||Digital Art Studio||3|
|ART 1300||3-D Design||3|
|ART 2110||Page Layout||3|
|ART 2130||Digital Imaging & Illustration||3|
|ART 2140||Web Design||3|
|ART 2160||Motion Graphics||3|
|ART 2170||Video Production||3|
|ART 2800 or||Black and White Photo I||3|
|ART 2810||Digital Photo I|
|ART 2900||Illustration I||3|
|ART 2199||Portfolio Design & Professional Practices (capstone)||3|
|Total Required Hours: 72 credits|
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Graphic Design A.A.S.
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Graphic Design A.A.S.
Department: Graphic Design
Total Credit Hours: 72 credits
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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.