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Graphic Communications Courses

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

2017–2018 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 Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

 Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
▣ Non-transfer general education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Semester 1
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $533.25
ENG-105 Composition I 3 $533.25
GRA-105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 $761.00
ART-133 Drawing -AND- 3 $558.25
ART-134 Drawing II 3 $558.25
GRA-133 Desktop Publishing 4 $756.00
GRA-196 Design and Layout I 4 $761.00
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
GRA-124 Electronic Illustration 4 $756.00
GRA-142 Graphic Imaging 4 $756.00
GRA-197 Design and Layout II 4 $756.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- 3 $533.25
Math Electives 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
GRA-205 Design and Layout III (Offered Fall Only) 4 $756.00
GRA-238 Web Design and Layout 4 $741.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $533.25
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $533.25
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $533.25
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
GRA-206 Advanced Design and Layout (Offered Spring Only) 4 $756.00
GRA-239 CMS Web Design (Offered Fall Only) 3 $563.25
GRA-290 Portfolio Preparation 3 $578.25
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $533.25
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing 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.
GRA-160 Interactive Multimedia 3 $578.25
GRA-162 Web Page Graphics 3 $563.25
GRA-221 Principles of Illustration 3 $583.25
GRA-232 Photo Direction 3 $578.25
GRA-924 Honors Project (Offered Fall Only) 1 $177.75
GRA-949 Special Topics (Offered Semester 4 Only) 1 $177.75

Art and Marketing Electives
Take a minimum of 6 Graphic Communications credits and a minimum of 3 Art or Marketing credits.
ART-120 2-D Design 3 $533.25
ART-143 Painting 3 $558.25
ART-184 Photography 3 $533.25
ART-203 Art History I 3 $533.25
ART-204 Art History II 3 $533.25
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 $533.25
MKT-152 Advertising and Visual Merchandising 3 $533.25

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra 5 $888.75
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $711.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $533.25
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $711.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $711.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $711.00

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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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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