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A.A.S. Program Course List

Visual Communications

Advertising Design

A.A.S. Degree (T)

The Advertising Design Option of the Visual Communications program is a focused curriculum aimed at training new professional creative talent for the information age. Communicating visual information requires imagination, skill, and talent. While developing skills in key software for print and non-print communications, the program stresses the use of innovative, creative problem solving. As the information highway becomes more and more congested, good design and graphics will be needed to compete for the attention of a visually acute public. A professional in the visual communication industry would be involved in a range of projects from traditional print items such as brochures, publications and stationery to exhibits, signage, audio-visual presentations, and architectural graphics. Graduates of the program may enter careers as in-house designers for corporations, publishers, schools, retailers, and design firms. Many students work as independent, self-employed designers.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
COM111Human Communications3
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT120Contemporary Mathematics3
SSC100First Year Seminar1
POL111Political Science3
or
PSY121General Psychology3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
VSC109Drawing I3
VSC115Intro To Design3
VSC125Color And Composition3
VSC133History of Graphic Design2
VSC155Typography And Layout3
VSC160Raster Graphics3
VSC161Computer Graphics II4
VSC165Photography I3
VSC175Print Production Processes2
VSC251Portfolio Workshop4
VSC262Computer Graphics III4
VSC270Project Management2
VSC271Illustration3
VSC275Self Promotion2

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BUS101Introduction to Business3
VSC135Non-Western Art Survey3
or
VSC166Photography II3
or
VSC267Color Photography4
or
VSC268Photo Illustration3
or
VSC181CorelDraw4
or
VSC185Advanced Drawing3
or
VSC186Advanced Painting3
or
VSC187Advanced Illustration3
or
VSC190Intro To Videography3
or
VSC260Multimedia Authoring3
or
VSC265Motion Graphics3
or
VSC281Project Elective3
VSC131Art History I3
or
VSC132Art History II3
Select 1 course(s) from:
VSC135Non-Western Art Survey3
VSC166Photography II3
VSC181CorelDraw4
VSC185Advanced Drawing3
VSC186Advanced Painting3
VSC187Advanced Illustration3
VSC190Intro To Videography3
VSC260Multimedia Authoring3
VSC265Motion Graphics3
VSC267Color Photography4
VSC268Photo Illustration3
VSC281Project Elective3