Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program provides instruction and hands-on training in various design communication areas and offers three tracks for those interested in computer art – Print, Animation, and Web. The program offers courses to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in graphic design, and our A.A.S degree program offers transferable classes for those wishing to seek a baccalaureate degree at a four-year school. AC also offers a certificate program.

Graphic Design

What can you do with a Graphic Design degree or certificate?


Graphic designers are visual communicators who use computer software to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. Career options are many and range from art director and logo designer to content developer and visual journalist.

Graphic Design

Follow your path to a Certificate or stack them to get your Degree


Enter the Workforce in as little as 2 semesters

Graphic Design Certificate


1st Semester - 9 hrs.
 

ARTC 1325 - Introduction to Computer Graphics

3 hrs.

ARTS 1316 - Drawing I

3 hrs.

ARTS 1311 - Design I

3 hrs.


2nd Semester - 9 hrs.
 

ARTC 1302 - Digital Imaging I

3 hrs.

IMED 1316 - Web Page Design I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1327 - Typography

3 hrs.


3rd Semester - 9 hrs.
 

 

ARTC 1394 - Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

3 hrs.

ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration

3 hrs.

ARTC 1313 - Digital Publishing I

3 hrs.

Graphic Design - Animation Option AAS


1st Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTC 1325 - Introduction to Computer Graphics

3 hrs.

ARTS 1316 - Drawing I

3 hrs.

Speech from approved list

3 hrs.

Mathematics from approved list

3 hrs.


2nd Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTS 1311 - Design I 

3 hrs.

ARTC 1302 - Digital Imaging I

3 hrs.

ARTV 1303 - Basic Animation

3 hrs.

ARTC 1327 - Typography

3 hrs.


3rd Semester - 12 hrs.
 

 

ARTV 1345 - 3D Modeling and Rendering 

3 hrs.

 ARTS 1317 - Drawing II

3 hrs.

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration  

3 hrs.


4th Semester - 12 hrs.
 

IMED 1316 - Web Page Design I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1313 - Digital Publishing I 

3 hrs.

ARTV 1341 - 3-D Animation I

3 hrs.

Social/Behavioral Science from approved list

3 hrs.


5th Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTS 2323 - Life Drawing I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1394 - Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects

3 hrs.

ARTV 2335 - Portfolio Development for Animation

3 hrs.

ARTV 2351 - 3-D Animation II

3 hrs.

Graphic Design Print Media Option AAS


1st Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTC 1325 - Introduction to Computer Graphics

3 hrs.

ARTS 1316 - Drawing I

3 hrs.

Speech from approved list

3 hrs.

Mathematics from approved list

3 hrs.


2nd Semester - 12 hrs.
 

 

ARTS 1311 - Design I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1302 - Digital Imaging I 

3 hrs.

ARTS 2356 - Photography I (fine arts emphasis)

3 hrs.

ARTC 1327 - Typography

3 hrs.


3rd Semester - 12 hrs.
 

 

ARTS 1317 - Drawing II

3 hrs.

IMED 1316 - Web Page Design I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1313 - Digital Publishing I

3 hrs.

ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration

3 hrs.


4th Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTC 2313 - Digital Publishing II

3 hrs.

ARTS 2316 - Painting I -or-
ARTS 2323 - Life Drawing I

3 hrs.

IMED 2315 - Web Page Design II

3 hrs.

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3 hrs.


5th  Semester - 12 hrs.
 

Social/Behavioral Science from approved list

3 hrs.

ARTC 1394 - Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

3 hrs.

ARTC 1349 -  Art Direction I

3 hrs.

ARTC 2335 - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design

3 hrs.

Graphic Design - Web Design Option AAS


1st Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTC 1325 - Introduction to Computer Graphics

3 hrs.

ARTS 1316 - Drawing I

3 hrs.

Speech from approved list

3 hrs.

Mathematics from approved list

3 hrs.


2nd Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTS 1311 - Design I 

3 hrs.

ARTC 1302 - Digital Imaging I

3 hrs.

ITSE 1311 - Beginning Web Page Programming 

3 hrs.

ARTC 1327 - Typography

3 hrs.


3rd Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTC 1313 - Digital Publishing I

3 hrs.

ITSE 2302 - Intermediate Web Page Programming

3 hrs.

ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration 

3 hrs.

IMED 1316 - Web Page Design I    

3 hrs.


4th Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTS 2356 - Fundamentals of Photography I

3 hrs.

IMED 2315 - Web Page Design II

3 hrs.

INEW 2334 - Advanced Web Programming

3 hrs.

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3 hrs.


5th Semester - 12 hrs.
 

ARTC 1394 - Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

3 hrs.

ARTC 1349 - Art Direction I

3 hrs.

Social/Behavioral Science from approved list

3 hrs.

ARTC 2335 - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design

3 hrs.