Graphic Communications Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 63
Program Start: Fall

2019–2020 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

When registering for classes refer to your Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Semester 1
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $586.50
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $586.50
GRA-105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 $837.00
ART-133 Drawing -AND- 3 $611.50
ART-134 Drawing II 3 $611.50
GRA-133 Desktop Publishing 4 $827.00
GRA-196 Design and Layout I 4 $832.00
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
GRA-124 Electronic Illustration 4 $827.00
GRA-142 Graphic Imaging 4 $827.00
GRA-197 Design and Layout II 4 $827.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $586.50
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $586.50
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $782.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
GRA-205 Design and Layout III (Offered Fall Only) 4 $827.00
GRA-238 Web Design and Layout 4 $812.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $586.50
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $586.50
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $586.50
Graphic Communications Elective 3
Graphic Communications Elective 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
GRA-206 Advanced Design and Layout (Offered Spring Only) 4 $827.00
GRA-239 CMS Web Design (Offered Fall Only) 3 $616.50
GRA-290 Portfolio Preparation 3 $631.50
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $586.50
Graphic Communications Elective 3
Total Credits 16

Graphic Communications Electives
Take a minimum of 6 Graphic Communications credits and a minimum of 3 Art or Marketing credits.
ART-120 2-D Design 3 $586.50
ART-143 Painting 3 $611.50
ART-184 Photography 3 $586.50
ART-203 Art History I O 3 $586.50
ART-204 Art History II O 3 $586.50
COM-152 ETC: Art and Literary Magazine (Offered Semester 4 Only) O E 2 $391.00
GRA-160 Interactive Multimedia 3 $631.50
GRA-162 Web Page Graphics 3 $616.50
GRA-221 Principles of Illustration 3 $636.50
GRA-232 Photo Direction 3 $631.50
GRA-924 Honors Project 1 $195.50
GRA-949 Special Topics 1 $195.50
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing O E 3 $586.50

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $782.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $586.50
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $586.50
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $782.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $782.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $782.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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