Advertising & Graphic Design Diploma

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The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials.

Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography and electronic media.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, and a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

ā€¢ ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry or COM 231 Public Speaking may be taken in lieu of ENG 115 Oral CommunicationsĀ 

Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
GRD 110 Typography I 2 2 3
GRD 141 Graphic Design I 2 4 4
GRD 151 Computer Design Basics 1 4 3
Natural Science/Math Elective* 3 0 3
8 10 13
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 3
GRA 255 Image Manipulation I 1 3 2
GRD 142 Graphic Design II 2 4 4
GRD 152 Computer Design Tech I 1 4 3
7 11 12
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
GRD 153 Computer Design Tech II 1 4 3
GRD 188 Graphic Design for Web I 2 3 3
GRD 241 Graphic Design III 2 4 4
5 11 10
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
GRD 242 Graphic Design IV 2 4 4
GRD 288 Graphic Design for Web II 2 3 3
GRD 280 Portfolio Design 2 4 4
6 11 11
*The Natural Science/Math elective must be chosen from the following:
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 4
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology 4 2 5
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 4
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3

Total Semester hours credit: 46

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