Art/Graphic Design Transfer Program Schedule Guide

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What Is Art/Graphic Design Transfer Program?

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.

Occupation Overview

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.

Occupational Outlook

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.

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Art/Graphic Design – Transfer Careers

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:

fine artist
exhibition designer
art appraiser
graphic designer
imaging specialist
production artist
set designer
packaging designer
textile designer
furniture designer
fashion/costume designer
infographics designer
art/creative director
print production manager
Web designer
Web developer
mobile designer
user experience designer
Web production artist
video editor/producer
interaction designer
motion graphics animator
3D modeler
set illustrator
marketing specialist
print production manager
media buyer

Salary Outlook

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.

Degree Name: Art/Graphic Design Transfer Program Schedule Guide
Degree or Program: Art
Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree
Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.
First Semester
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  
COL 101 College Success Seminar 1  
  TOTAL   17
Second Semester
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  
  TOTAL   15
Third Semester
  Social Science (Group II) 3  
ART 1205 Color Theory 3  
ART 1300 3D Design 3  
  Natural Science 3  
  Humanities (Group II) 3-4  
  TOTAL   15-16
Fourth Semester
  Social Science 3  
  Multicultural/Valuing 3  
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3  
  Course(s) in major for transfer institution* 3  
  Natural Science With Lab 4  
COL 299 Sophomore Portfolio Assessment 1  
  TOTAL   17
Total Hours Required for Graduation 64

*For an AA in Studio Art, choose from:

  • ART 2210 Modern & Contemporary Art History
  • ART 2220 History of Photography
  • ART 2300 Drawing III
  • ART 2310 Figure Drawing
  • ART 2400 Painting
  • ART 2500 Ceramics
  • ART 2550 Jewelry
  • ART 2600 Sculpture
  • ART 2700 Intro to Printmaking
  • ART 2750 Fibers
  • ART 2800 Black & White Photography I
  • ART 2810 Digital Photo I
  • ART 2900 Illustration I
  • ART 2930 Gallery Management Internship

*For an AA in Graphic Design, choose from:

  • ART 2100 History of Graphic Design
  • ART 2110 Page Layout
  • ART 2120 Typography
  • ART 2130 Digital Imaging & Illustration
  • ART 2800 B&W Photography I
  • ART 2810 Digital Photo I

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Degree Info.

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of the academic transfer program with a minimum of 64 credit hours including 45 hours of general education courses. This degree is best suited to most transfer students as it parallels the work done in the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year institution.