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Graphic Design Courses

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

2020–2021 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

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 $603.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $603.00
GRA-105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 $861.00
ART-133 Drawing * -AND- 3 $668.00
ART-134 Drawing II * 3 $648.00
GRA-133 Desktop Publishing 4 $831.00
GRA-196 Design and Layout I 4 $846.00
Total Credits 15

* Minimum grade of D in both ART-133 and ART-134 is acceptable replacement for GRA-105.

Semester 2
GRA-124 Electronic Illustration 4 $831.00
GRA-142 Graphic Imaging 4 $831.00
GRA-197 Design and Layout II 4 $831.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $603.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $603.00
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $804.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
GRA-205 Design and Layout III (Offered Fall Only) 4 $831.00
GRA-238 Web Design and Layout 4 $814.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $603.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $603.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $603.00
Graphic Design Elective 3
Graphic Design Elective 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
GRA-206 Advanced Design and Layout 4 $831.00
GRA-239 CMS Web Design 3 $613.00
GRA-290 Portfolio Preparation 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $603.00
Graphic Design Elective 3
Total Credits 16

Graphic Design Electives
ART-101 Art Appreciation O 3 $603.00
ART-120 2-D Design 3 $653.00
ART-143 Painting 3 $668.00
ART-144 Painting II 3 $668.00
ART-184 Photography 3 $628.00
ART-203 Art History I O 3 $603.00
ART-204 Art History II O 3 $603.00
COM-152 ETC: Art and Literary Magazine * 2 $402.00
GRA-160 Interactive Multimedia 3 $628.00
GRA-162 Web Page Graphics 3 $615.00
GRA-221 Principles of Illustration 3 $655.00
GRA-232 Photo Direction 3 $630.00
GRA-924 Honors Project 1 $228.00
GRA-928 Independent Study 1 $201.00
GRA-932 Internship 1 $201.00
GRA-949 Special Topics 1 $228.00
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing O E 3 $603.00

* Semester 4 elective.

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $804.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $603.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $603.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $804.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $804.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $804.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Academic/College Success Advisor

Cody Chesmore
Black Hawk Hall 147B
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Program Advisors

Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 158
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Terry Juhl
Black Hawk Hall 147A
319-296-2329 ext.1437
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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