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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Program Description:  The graphic design awards cater to an array of students, including those looking to attend school full-time or working professionals seeking to refine skills or learn a new trade. It is recommended that students possess basic computer literacy skills when entering this program. The courses are designed to equip students with a foundation in art and design as well as a workplace-competent portfolio needed to enter into the industry.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1313 - Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration 3
IMED 1316 - Web Design I 3
ARTS 1311 - Design I 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
ARTC 2313 - Digital Publishing II 3
IMED 2315 - Web Design II 3
ARTV 1351 - Digital Video 3
ARTS 1316 - Drawing I 3
ARTS 2356 - Photography I 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
SPCH 1321- Business & Professional Communication 3
ARTS 2313 - Design Communication 3
ARTC 1349 - Art Direction I 3
ECON 2301 - Principles of Economics 3 Or select a course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences core area.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
ARTC 2388 - Internship - Commercial & Advertising 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3 Or select a course from the Mathematics core area.
ARTS 2357 - Photography II 3
ARTC 2335 - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation 3
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Applied Science degree
Total Program Hours 60

Marketable Skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility
  • Ability to evaluate various types of commercial arts
  • Ability to plan, design, and produce a workplace competent commercial product
  • Ability to analyze workplace strategies, techniques, trends and technology in the commercial applied arts

Transfer Information

This Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: