Graphic Design

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01090)

Designed for the art student desiring to enter the field of graphic communication and intended for students who plan to transfer to a university or seek employment after completion of coursework at Southwestern College. Employment is possible at advertising agencies, design studios, printers, typesetters, sign companies, newspapers, corporate art departments, government agencies, television studios, and publishers. Self-employment as a freelance artist is also an option. In all cases, internships should be part of the preparation for employment.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate competence in analyzing and critiquing graphic design works.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ART 101 DESIGN I 3
ART 150 ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH 3
ART 159 GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT 3
 Units9
Second Semester
ART 161 GRAPHIC DESIGN 3
 Units3
Third Semester
ART 151 ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY 3
ART 160 GRAPHIC DESIGN---TYPOGRAPHY 3
CIS 123 WEB DESIGN I 6.5
 Units12.5
Fourth Semester
ART 168 GRAPHIC IMAGERY 3
FTMA 102/ART 131 INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION 3
 Units6
 Total Units30.5
Recommended Electives
ART 148AAIRBRUSH I3
ART 157NINETEENTH THROUGH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ART3
ART 192INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING3
ART 205BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.