Graphic Design AAA Degree Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Credits 63
Program Start Fall

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

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Term 1
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $630.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $630.00
GRA-105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 $902.00
ART-133 Drawing * -AND- 3 $690.00
ART-134 Drawing II * 3 $675.00
GRA-133 Desktop Publishing 4 $867.00
GRA-196 Design and Layout I 4 $882.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,281.00

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

Term 2
GRA-124 Electronic Illustration 4 $867.00
GRA-142 Graphic Imaging 4 $867.00
GRA-197 Design and Layout II 4 $867.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $630.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,231.00

Term 3
GRA-205 Design and Layout III (Offered Fall Only) 4 $867.00
GRA-238 Web Design and Layout 4 $887.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $630.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $630.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $630.00
Graphic Design Elective 3
Graphic Design Elective 3
Total Credits 17
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,644.00

Term 4
GRA-206 Advanced Design and Layout 4 $867.00
GRA-239 CMS Web Design 3 $640.00
GRA-290 Portfolio Preparation 3 $657.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $630.00
Graphic Design Elective 3
Total Credits 16
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,424.00

Graphic Design Electives
ART-101 Art Appreciation O 3 $630.00
ART-120 2-D Design 3 $690.00
ART-143 Painting 3 $700.00
ART-144 Painting II 3 $700.00
ART-184 Photography 3 $655.00
ART-203 Art History I O 3 $630.00
ART-204 Art History II O 3 $630.00
COM-152 ETC: Art and Literary Magazine
Term 4 elective
E 2 $420.00
GRA-160 Interactive Multimedia 3 $655.00
GRA-162 Web Page Graphics 3 $642.00
GRA-221 Principles of Illustration 3 $672.00
GRA-232 Photo Direction 3 $657.00
GRA-924 Honors Project 1 $237.00
GRA-928 Independent Study 1 $210.00
GRA-932 Internship 1 $210.00
GRA-949 Special Topics 1 $237.00
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing O E 3 $630.00

Math Electives
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts O E 3 $630.00
MAT-121 College Algebra 4 $840.00
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $840.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $630.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $840.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $840.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $840.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Alex Kissel
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-4014 ext.1065
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Schedule an appointment with Alex Kissel

Faculty Advisors

Last Names A – M

Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 158
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Last Names N – Z

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

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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