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

Courses Credits
COM 111 Human Communications 3
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 150 Business Mathematics 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
VSC 109 Drawing I 4
VSC 115 Intro To Design 3
VSC 125 Color And Composition 3
VSC 133 History of Graphic Design 2
VSC 155 Typography And Layout 3
VSC 160 Computer Graphics I 4
VSC 161 Computer Graphics II 4
VSC 165 Photography I 4
VSC 175 Print Production Processes 2
VSC 251 Portfolio Workshop 4
VSC 262 Computer Graphics III 4
VSC 270 Project Management 2
VSC 271 Illustration 3
VSC 275 Self Promotion 2
VSC 131 Art History I 3
or
VSC 132 Art History II 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
POL 111 Political Science 3
or
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
Select 1 course(s) from:
VSC 135 Non-Western Art Survey 3
VSC 166 Photography II 3
VSC 181 CorelDraw 4
VSC 185 Advanced Drawing 3
VSC 186 Advanced Painting 3
VSC 187 Advanced Illustration 3
VSC 190 Intro To Videography 3
VSC 260 Multimedia Authoring 3
VSC 265 Motion Graphics 3
VSC 267 Color Photography 4
VSC 268 Photo Illustration 3
VSC 281 Project Elective 3