Graphic Design (AAS)

The Graphic Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the field of graphic design with a broad background and experience in the creation of a wide variety of media for advertising, displays, sign and computer graphics to fit clients’ needs. Though not fine artists, students need to be skilled in drawing and painting. Media creation and distribution is ever changing and so must be the knowledge and skills of the graphic designer. This program is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student wishing to transfer to a four-year college is urged to consult with a counselor. The certificate programs are intended to provide the student with foundation skills to gain immediate employment in the specialty, or continue in the AAS program.

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 15 CR. HRS.
ENG 101 3
English Composition
BCOM 102 3
Advanced Bus and Tech Communications
BUS 127 3
Human Relations
SOC 101 3
Principles of Sociology
TMAT 101A 3
Technical Math I
GRAPHIC DESIGN REQUIREMENTS 24 CR. HRS.
GR 101 3
Introduction to InDesign
GR 102 3
Introduction to Illustrator
GR 103 3
Introduction to Photoshop
GR 120 3
Introduction to Graphic Design
GRD 140 3
Introduction to Typography
GRD 210 3
Graphic Design II
GRD 220 3
Principles of Design
GRD 290CI 3
Production Practicum
RELATED REQUIREMENTS 21 CR. HRS. 
ART 100A 3
Art Appreciation
ART 104 3
Drawing I
ART 198 3
Art History I
ART 199 3
Art History II
BUS 260 3
Principles of Marketing
CIS 120A 3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 257A 3
HTML for Internet Web Page Design
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES 2-3 CR. HRS.
(Take 2-3 credits of any of the following courses)
ART 105B  3
Two-Dimensional Form and Service
BUS 131 1
Intro to Entrepreneurship
BUS 167 1
Professionalism in Your Career
BUS 220 3
E-Business
BUS 263 3
Advertising Dynamics
CIS 119PP 1
Introduction to Presentation Graphics
CIS 199 1
Internet Content Management Systems-CMS
Total 62-63

Students are advised that it could be dangerous to wear contact lenses in any area where fumes from chemicals, solvents, gases, and areas where electrical flash may be present. You should plan to wear prescription eyeglasses if you take classes where these hazards exist.