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Graphic Design Display Advertising Entrepreneur

Applied Technology Department

Freelance in Graphic Design Display Advertising (image credit:sessions.edu)

Students completing this set of classes will have the foundation skills to run a freelance graphic design business. The skill set includes competency in creating graphic design solutions for either print or web-based advertising. Students will develop proficiencies in contemporary graphic design software, image creation and integrating animation techniques in final design solutions. They apply fundamental design elements and principles using type, image and layout to create professional quality display advertising.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Credit Hours
GRD 100ID Introduction to InDesign 1
GRD 100IL Introduction to Illustrator 1
GRD 100PS Introduction to Photoshop 1
GRD 120 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
GRD 130 Drawing for Graphic Design. 3
GRD 140 Introduction to Typography 3
GRD 167FL or CIS 167FL Introduction to Internet Animation using Flash 1
GRD 210 Graphic Design II 3
GR 110 Introduction to Graphic Reproduction 3
GR 160 Digital Imaging 3
GR 200 Black & White Photography 3
GR 270 Computer Imaging for the Printing Industry 3
BUS 263 Advertising Dynamics 3
CIS 177DW Introduction to HTML Editors using Dreamweaver 1
Total  32
ENTREPRENEUR CORE REQUIREMENTS  
Bus 131 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 1
Bus 104 Accounting For Business Owners 3
BUS 161A Effective Selling or BUS/CIS 220 E-Business 3
Bus 230 Entrepreneurial Planning 3
Bus 240 Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
Total  13
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications 3
BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications 3
BUS 126 Business Math 3
COM 101 Oral Communications or BUS 127 Human Relations 3
CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
PHIL 205 Business Ethics 3
PEA 101A, PEA 103, PEA 104A, PEA 118, or PEA 201 1
HE 110 Industrial Safety and Workplace Training 1
Total  20
   
GRAPHIC DESIGN DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEGREE TOTAL  65