2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts, Graphic Design Specialization, AAA

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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:

  1. Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
  2. Gauge linear perspective and proportion in relation to drawing.
  3. Produce a body of artwork utilizing graphic design tools, techniques, and software.
  4. Create a unique typeface demonstrating compositional and creative techniques for innovative design with type.
  5. Assemble a portfolio of visual works and projects.

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 61-62


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.

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