May 12, 2021
PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for jobs in graphic design. This program is offered at the Midlothian Campus.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) degree is a major in an area related to the visual arts such as film, photography, and visual arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
- Gauge linear perspective and proportion in relation to drawing.
- Produce a body of artwork utilizing graphic design tools, techniques, and software.
- Create a unique typeface demonstrating compositional and creative techniques for innovative design with type.
- Assemble a portfolio of visual works and projects.
- SDV 101 - Orientation to Discipline 1 credit Additional Course Option: SDV 100 .
- ENG 111 - College Composition I 3 credits
- ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I 3 credits
- ART 121 - Drawing I 3 credits
- ART 131 - Fundamentals of Design I 3 credits
- ART 180 - Introduction to Computer Graphics 3 credits
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- ART 102 - History and Appreciation of Art II 3 credits
- ART 122 - Drawing II 3 credits
- ART 132 - Fundamentals of Design II 3 credits
- ART 130 - Introduction to Multimedia 4 credits
- ART 217 - Graphic Design I 4 credits Offered Fall only
- ART 141 - Typography I 3 credits Offered Fall only
- ART 250 - History of Design 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 203 , ART 208 , PHT 135 , PHT 164 .
- CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking 3 credits Additional Course Options: CST 110 , CST 114 , CST 221 , CST 295 .
- BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits Additional Course Options: 3-4 credits CHM 101 , ENV 121 , MTH 154 , MTH 161 , PHY 101 .
- ART 218 - Graphic Design II 4 credits Offered Spring only
- ART 291 - Computerized Graphic Design I 4 credits Offered Spring only
- PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology 3 credits Additional Course Options: SOC 200 , HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 121 , HIS 122 .
- ART 204 - Animation II 4 credits Additional Course Options: ART 208 , PHT 105 , PHT 110 , PHT 135 , PHT 164 , PHT 264 .
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 62
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.
Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.