CGR - Graphic Design Career Program
Associate of Applied Science
Faculty Advisor: William Schaefer · Phone: 410-386-8546 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Computer Graphics program focuses on the development of information design skills used in the fields of print design, multimedia design and web design. Students learn to analyze client needs and create effective design solutions. The first “phase” of classes provides students with the fundamental principles and practices required by all the design professions. Emphasis is focused on developing concepts and carrying them through to finished professional designs. The course work allows students to enhance both their creativity and design sense through a variety of real world projects. Since employers today put emphasis on communication literacy, all CGR courses build upon and support the major General Education Core Competency requirements of the college.
A graphic designer uses creativity, images, typography, layouts and color to meet their client’s design and marketing objectives by combining creativity and computer competencies with the understanding of technical specifications, while working within budget limitations. The Graphic Design track prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions within an ever-expanding industry. Graduates can work in design studios, printing companies, advertising agencies, and in-house corporate art departments. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.
|ART-105||2-D Design||3 credits|
|ART-110||3-D Design||3 credits|
|CGR-105||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3 credits|
|CGR-115||Graphic Design 1||3 credits|
|CGR-120||Digital Photography||3 credits|
|CGR-157||Introduction to Web Page Design||3 credits|
|CGR-250||Publication Design on Computers||3 credits|
|CGR-252||Computer Illustration (Fall Term only)||3 credits|
|CGR-270||Portfolio and Career Development||3 credits|
|Elective||Any CAD or CGR course||3 credits|
|Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
|ART-125||Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
|Biological and Physical Sciences||7 - 8 credits|
|Emerging Issues||3 credits|
|English Composition||3 credits|
|Mathematics||3 - 5 credits|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (ART-125).