Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Multimedia, Graphic Design and Illustration AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 500409 (GDI)

This program prepares students for entry-level work in the field of print design with additional weight given to either illustration or web design. The curriculum consists of lecture and lab participation involving design theory, typography, production, advertising, and portfolio development. Training in the latest design software is emphasized throughout the degree. Restricted electives allow the student to further explore areas of design they may enjoy. Students entering this program can expect an additional cost of approximately $2,000 for books, drawing and design materials, computer storage media and color printing. Please see the department’s advising guide for a recommended sequence of coursework.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Many of the General Education courses have reading and writing prerequisites. These may be fulfilled by passing CCR092/093/094 with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or by obtaining ACCUPLACER scores of Sentence Skills 95 (or having equivalent ACT / SAT scores), or by holding a bachelor’s degree.
  • All students taking courses in the program must demonstrate proficiency with Macintosh operations by taking a placement exam. Students whose placement examinations indicate they do not have these skills must enroll in either MGD 101 or MGD 102 prior to taking other MGD computer classes.
  • Typing and basic math skills are also highly recommended.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(15 credit hours)

ART 110

Art Appreciation (GT-AH1) OR

 

ART 111

Art History Ancient to Medieval (GT-AH1) OR

 

ART 112

Art History Renaissance to 1900 (GT-AH1) OR

 

ART 207

Art History 1900 to Present (GT-AH1)

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business OR

 

MAN 241

Project Management in Organizations

3

COM 115

Public Speaking OR

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication OR

 

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

PSY 101

General Psychology (GT-SS3) OR

 

SOC 101

Intro to Sociology I (GT-SS3)

3

Major Courses

(42 credit hours)

ART 121

Drawing I

3

MGD 141

Web Design I OR

 

MGD 207

Illustration I OR

 

ART 221

Drawing II

3

ART 131

Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

MGD 103

Intro to Production Design

3

MGD 105

Typography and Layout

3

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 114

Adobe InDesign

3

MGD 117

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MGD 143

Motion Graphic Design I: Flash OR

 

MGD 280

Internship OR

 

MGD 287

Cooperative Education

3

MGD 217

Typography II

3

MGD 256

Graphic Design Production

3

MGD 260

Graphic Design Production II

3

MGD 289

Capstone

3

Elective Courses

(3 credit hours)

ART 264

Marketing for the Visual Arts

3

JOU 215

Publications, Production and Design

3

MAR 220

Principles of Advertising

3

MGD

Any MGD course not already taken as part of the "Major Courses" listed above

3

Total

60

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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