Graphic Design (AAS)

The graphic design curriculum is a career-focused program designed to help students combine creativity with technology to create effective and memorable visual messaging. Students develop skills in understanding the principles of graphic design, ideation, and mastery of production techniques through specific software classes for print and web. Students work independently and in groups formulating, executing, and presenting concepts in a variety of formats. This program is appropriate for students who wish to enhance their skills, or retrain for new or added job skills to enter the job market. The curriculum combines foundational concepts with hands-on projects, culminating in the assembly of a professional portfolio. Graduates may find work with design firms, advertising agencies, publishing and printing firms, media companies, or businesses with in-house design departments.

Source: MCC 2020-21 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 30 CR. HRS.
GR 101 3
Introduction to InDesign
GR 102 3
Introduction to Illustrator
GR 103 3
Introduction to Photoshop
GRD 110 3
Principles of Design
GR 120 3
Introduction to Graphic Design
GRD 140 3
Introduction to Typography
GRD 160 3
History of Graphic Design
GRD 210 3
Graphic Design II
GRD 280 3
Portfolio Presentation
Choose One (1) Course from: 3
GRD 290CI3 Graphic Design Internship
GRD 292 Graphic Design Studio M
RELATED REQUIREMENTS 15 CR. HRS. 
ART 104 3
Drawing
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 100A 3
Art Appreciation
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

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.