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Graphic Design
Associate in Arts

Purpose

Graphic design is art that interests, informs, persuades, or sells. It has taken the traditional form of printed material and now includes computer imaging.

The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in graphic design is for students who want to complete a two-year program or transfer to a four-year college or university. The educational plan gives students a solid base in studio art. A portfolio of artwork is required to demonstrate studio abilities upon completion of the program.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-2013 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ART 110 Design 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ART 201 Art History: 15th-17th C (D)(H) 5
JOUR 160 Intro to Mass Media (H) 5
  Quantitative Skills Distribution (M) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

ART 102 Drawing I (H) 5
ART 202 Art History: 18th-20th C (D)(H) 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

ART 130 Computer Graphics 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

ART 135 Graphic Design 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

ART 174 Digital Photography (H) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Recommended distribution for Graphic Design majors:

SPEE 110 Principles of Speech Communication (H) 5

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)