Graphic Design Plan of Study

Graphic Design Plan of Study

A minimum program GPA of 2.0, with a minimum grade of a C in each departmental course, is required for graduation.


*Courses marked with an asterisk have an additional fee for lab and material costs.

Associate in Applied Science (94 credit hours)

Program Requirements (69 credit hours)

GRD 1133 Basic Drawing*
GRD 1143 Basic Design*
GRD 1213 Advertising Design I*
GRD 1333 Design Production*
GRD 1363 Survey of 20th Century Design
GRD 2413 Advertising Design II*
GRD 2423 Advanced Design Production*
GRD 2523 Branding/Identity Design*
GRD 2543 Graphic Design Practicum*
GRD 2623 Consumer Design*
GRD 2696 Graphic Design Capstone*
GRD 2803 Graphic Design Internship
MMT 1113 or
MMT 1153
Introduction to 3D* or
Introduction to Video Editing*
MMT 1143 Introduction to Motion Graphics*
MMT 2423 Introduction to Web Design*
MMT 2453 Interface Design*
VIS 1123 InDesign Publishing I*
VIS 1203 Introduction to Typography*
VIS 12123 InDesign Publishing II*
VIS 1343 Digital Illustration*
VIS 1373 Digital Imaging*
VIS 2533 Advanced Digital Imaging*

General Education Requirements (24 credit hours)

American History & Government (6 credit hours)

HIST 1483 or
HIST 1493
US History to 1865 or
US History since 1865
POLS 1113 US Government

English & Language Arts (9 credit hours)

ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
SPCH 1113 or 
SPCH 2313
Introduction to Speech Communications or
Small Group Communications

Humanities (3 credit hours)

PHIL 1213 Ethics

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

MATH 1513 or
MATH 2003
College Algebra or 
Business Mathematics

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)

PSYC 1113 or
PSYC 2313 or 
SOC 1113

Introductory Psychology or
Psychology of Personal Adjustment or 
Introduction to Sociology

Interdepartmental Requirements (1 credit hour)

GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone