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Program Contacts

Program Director Lauren McCrea (928) 717-7616
Instructional Specialist Demi Anderson (928) 776-2035
Instructional Specialist Michelle Peters (928) 776-2035
Dean Jill Fitzgerald (928) 776-2277

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About the Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Design

The Graphic Design degree program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in the commercial art and advertising fields. This degree program prepares students with the design principles and desktop publishing skills required for employment in today's job market.

Note: Students interested in a transfer program should see an academic advisor for an educational plan, since this degree is primarily designed to prepare students directly for employment.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Graphic Design Degree program, the learner will be able to:

 

  1. Work independently or as part of a team to successfully complete graphic design projects. (ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 137, ART 154, ART 231, ART 236, ART 237)
  2. Develop creative solutions to visual problems.  (ART 110, ART 112, ART 113, ART 114, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART ART 137, ART 154, ART 160, ART 231, ART 236, ART 237, ART 296)
  3. Utilize typography in design solutions. (ART 130, ART 131, ART 231)
  4. Employ industry standard software. (ART 130, ART 132, ART 231, ART 236, ART 237, ART 296)
  5. Identify, analyze, synthesize and communicate design principles. (ART 110, ART 112, ART 113, ART 114, ART 130, ART 132, ART 160, ART 200 or 201, ART 231, ART 237) 
  6. Produce and maintain a professional portfolio. (ART 232, BSA 231)
  7. Articulate traditional and nontraditional art examples and how those examples affect popular visual literacy. (ART 110, ART 112, ART 113, ART 114, ART 130, ART 131, ART 132, ART 137, ART 160, ART 200 or 201, ART 231, ART 237)
 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition (6 credits)
ENG101 College Composition I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 101. College Composition I (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoENG 1101. Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading and critical thinking. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English skills assessment; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 100. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence Structure
7. Language
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Critical Reading
11. Critical Thinking

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2, 11) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3, 11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 11). (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6, 7) (WC 3)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1, 3, 5, 7, 11) (WC 3)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10, 11) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7, 8, 10, 11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,4,7,11) (WC 2)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.

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OR ENG103 College Composition I Honors

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 103. College Composition I Honors (3). Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading, and critical thinking. Advanced English 101 content and learning activities. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Placement by English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence structure
7. Language
8. Sources and documentation
9. Surface features
10.Critical reading
11.Critical thinking

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2,11) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3,11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1,2,4,6,11) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5,7,11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4,6,7). (WC 3)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1,3,5,7,11)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2,8,10,11) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7,9,10) (WC 3)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7,8,10,11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,3,7,11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.

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ENG102 College Composition II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 102. College Composition II (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoENG 1102. Extensive critical reading and writing about texts. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG103. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence structure
7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language
8. Sources and documentation
9. Surface features
10. Text interpretation and analysis
11. Critical reading

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) (WC 3)
7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10)
11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 5000 words of evaluated student writing.

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OR ENG104 College Composition II Honors

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 104. College Composition II Honors (3). Extensive critical reading and writing about texts, including literature. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Advanced English 102 content and learning activities. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 103 or ENG 101 and placement by English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence Structure
7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Text interpretation and analysis
11. Critical Reading

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) (WC 3)
7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10)
11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 5000 words of student writing.

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       2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100 Technical Mathematics   3
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142 College Mathematics   3
MAT152 College Algebra   3
MAT156 Math/Elementary Teachers I   3
MAT157 Math/Elementary Teachers II   3
MAT167 Elementary Statistics   3
MAT172 Finite Mathematics   3
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187 Precalculus   5
MAT212 Survey of Calculus   3
MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   5
MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II   5
MAT241 Calculus III   4
MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & the Admin of Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217 Intro Argumentation and Debate   3
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Acad Reading Critical Thinking   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Society and Technology   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
       1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits) 
 
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Physical & Biological Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the physical & biological science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AGS103 Plant Biology   4
BIO100 Biology Concepts   4
BIO103 Plant Biology   4
BIO105 Environmental Biology   4
BIO107 Introduction to Biotechnology   4
BIO108 Concepts in Plant Biology   4
BIO109 Natural History Southwest   4
BIO156 Human Biology Allied Health   4
BIO160 Intro Human Anat & Physiology   4
BIO181 General Biology I   4
BIO182 General Biology II   4
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4
BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II   4
BIO205 Microbiology   4
CHM121 Environmental Chemistry   4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry   4
CHM138 Chemistry for Allied Health   5
CHM151 General Chemistry I   5
CHM152 General Chemistry II   5
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I   4
CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab   1
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry II   4
CHM236L Gen Organic Chemistry II Lab   1
ENV105 Environmental Biology   4
ENV110 Environmental Geology   4
ENV121 Environmental Chemistry   4
GEO103 Intro Physical Geography   4
GEO212 Intro to Meteorology   4
GLG100 Concepts in Basic Geology   2
GLG101 Intro to Geology I   4
GLG102 Intro to Geology II   4
GLG110 Environmental Geology   4
GLG116 Geology Verde Valley   2
GLG117 Implications Plate Tectonics   2
GLG118 Evolution of Basin and Range   2
GLG119 Geology of Grand Canyon   2
GLG120 Geology of Northern Arizona   2
GLG121 Volcanoes/Earthquakes N AZ   2
GLG122 Geology of Death Valley   2
GLG123 Geology of Bryce and Zion   2
GLG124 Geology of the Prescott Region   2
PHY100 Intro to Astronomy   4
PHY111 General Physics I   4
PHY112 General Physics II   4
PHY140 The Physical World   4
PHY150 Physics Scientists/Engineer I   5
PHY151 Physics Scientists/Engineer II   4
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits)
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Growth and Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152 Personal Health & Wellness   3
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Growth and Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  Graphic Design Requirements
ART110 Drawing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 110. Drawing I (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoART 1111. Perspective and visual perception studied as related to developing artistic visual growth in perceiving our environment. Emphasis on analysis of objects and their compositional placement within pictorial construction. Application of design principles. One lecture. Five lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Drawing skills
a. Perspective
b. Foreshortening
c. Plastic space/modeling
d. Figure-ground
e. Chiaroscuro
2. Visual literacy and aesthetic
a. Visual memory
b. Analysis and study of forms
c. Visual vocabulary
3. Formal elements and principles of design
4. Historical and contemporary art examples
5. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply various perspective techniques.
2. Identify and use foreshortening..
3. Produce plastic space and modeling.
4. Use chiaroscuro technique.
5. Identify, memorize and transfer visual information to the page.
6. Analyze forms.
7. Develop a visual vocabulary
8. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
9. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
10. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART112 Two-Dimensional Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 112. Two-Dimensional Design (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoART 1112 . Introduction to visual language utilized in all areas of art. Basic compositional principles and elements of two-dimensional design practiced through assigned projects. Various media explored. Application of design principles. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Creative process
2. Application of design principles
a. Unity and variety
b. Rhythm
c. Balance
d. Emphasis and focal point
e. Proportion and scale
3. Application of design elements
a. Shape and volume
b.Space
c. Line
d. Texture
e. Light
f. Color
g. Time
h. Value
4. Two-dimensional art media tools
5. Formal elements and principles of design
6. Historical and contemporary art examples
7. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define and employ the steps of the creative process. (1)
2. Use design principles to develop two-dimensional works of art. (2)
a. Unity and variety
b. Rhythm
c. Balance
d. Emphasis and focal point
e. Proportion and scale
3. Use design elements to develop two-dimensional works of art. (3)
a. Shape and volume
b. Space
c. Line
d. Texture
e. Color
f. Value
4. Use art media and tools to create two-dimensional works of art. (4)
5. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (5)
6. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of teh fine rts or crafts. (6)
7. Use media specifric terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART114 Color

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 114. Color (3). Principles of color theory related to the visual arts. Includes variety of media. Application of design principles. One lecture. Five lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Color properties
2. Color schemes
3. Color interaction
4. Color composition
5. Color perception
6. Formal elements and principles of design
7. Historical and contemporary art examples
8. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define and use additive and subtractive color. (1)
2. Create and explain a color wheel. (1)
3. Define and use color interactions. (1,2)
4. Apply hue, value and chroma in context. (1,2)
5. Describe and use harmonic and disharmonic color schemes in context. (1-4)
6. Describe and compose color to show spatial illusion, change visual weight and balance and emphasize compositional details. (1-4)
7. Describe and use a variety of emotional and psychological expressions of color. (1-5)
8. Use various media and rendering techniques to create visual examples based on color principles and effects. (1-7)
9. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (6)
10. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (7)
11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (8)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART131 Graphic Design I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 131. Graphic Design I (4) (Fall). Creative solutions to problems of visual communication. Skill development in basic advertising layout and design. Basic typography and comprehensive roughs using Adobe Creative Suite Software. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ART 112 (may be taken concurrently). One lecture. Seven lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Basic type elements and terminology
2. Type as a design element
3. Client needs
4. Graphic design concepts
5. Design process
6. Adobe InDesign software skills
7. Comprehensive roughs
8. Introduction to print industry
9. Digital output
10. Formal elements and principles of design
11. Historical and contemporary art examples
12. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use typography as an artistic element in design solutions. (1)
2. Use typography as a technical element in design solutions. (2, 6)
3. Determine and analyze client needs. (3)
4. Solve visual problems in the graphic design field. (4, 6)
5. Formulate solutions to visual problems by producing thumbnail sketches and comprehensive roughs. (5, 6)
6. Use Adobe InDesign as the primary tool to produce graphic design layouts. (6, 7)
7. Review, discuss and evaluate practices in the print industry. (8)
8. Prepare files for digital output. (6, 9)
9. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (10)
10. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (11)
11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (12)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluations of art and artifacts.

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ART130 Web Site Design I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 130. Web Site Design I (3) (Fall). Introduction to design and production of Web pages for publishing on the Internet using Adobe Creative Suite software. Application of design principles. This course is cross-listed with WEB 130. Prerequisite: ART 137 (may be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. HTML
2. Web-safe colors
3. Tour interface
4. Site management
5. Site plan
6. Web images
7. Links and anchors
8. Cascading styles and tables
9. Dreamweaver software skills
10. Formal elements and principles of design
11. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts
12. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Develop web pages using HTML. (1)
2. Develop studies using Adobe Photoshop web-safe color (2)
3. Identify the main elements of the Windows/Mac web interface. (3, 9)
4. Construct a site with local root folder. (4, 9)
5. Implement the three phases of web design (5, 9)
a. information
b. interaction
c. presentation
6. Optimize images using Adobe Photoshop. (6)
7. Use web page functions to enter and format information on a web page. (7, 9)
8. Define the structure on a web page utilizing cascading styles and tables. (8)
9. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (10)
10. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (11)
11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (12)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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OR WEB130 Web Site Design I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WEB 130. Web Site Design (3) (Fall). Introduction to design and production of Web pages for publishing on the Internet using Adobe Creative Suite software. Application of design principles. This course is cross-listed with ART 130. Prerequisite: ART 137 (may be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. HTML
2. Web-safe colors
3. Tour interface
4. Site management
5. Site plan
6. Web images
7. Links and anchors
8. Cascading styles and tables
9. Dreamweaver software skills
10. Application of principles and elements of design
11. Introduction to traditional, historical or contemporary examples of art
12. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Develop web pages using HTML. (1)
2. Develop studies using Adobe Photoshop web-safe color (2)
3. Identify the main elements of the Windows/Mac web interface. (3, 9)
4. Construct a site with local root folder. (4, 9)
5. Implement the three phases of web design (5, 9)
a. information
b. interaction
c. presentation
6. Optimize images using Adobe Photoshop. (6)
7. Use web page functions to enter and format information on a web page. (7, 9)
8. Define the structure on a web page utilizing cascading styles and tables. (8)
9. Identify, analyze and synthesize principles and elements of design. (10)
10. Recognize traditional, historical or contemporary examples of art. (11)
11. Use media design terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (12)

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ART132 Graphic Design II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 132. Graphic Design II (4) (Spring). Creative solutions to advanced problems of visual communication. Skill development in advertising, logos, advanced layout and packaging using Adobe Creative Suite software. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ART 131. One lecture. Seven lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Advertisement layout
2. Logos and trademarks
3. Packaging
4. Magazine covers and spreads
5. Advanced Adobe InDesign software skills
6. Print Industry
7. Advanced Digital output
8. Formal elements and principles of design
9. Historical and contemporary art examples
10. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Produce client specific newspaper advertising. (1,5)
2. Create and execute advanced illustrations and designs using two or more Adobe Creative Suite programs. (2, 3, 5)
3. Design, plan and execute visual concept with product focus. (3, 5)
4. Solve visual problems and employ design concepts as a team member. (4, 5)
5. Review, discuss and evaluate practices in the print industry. (6)
6. Prepare files for digital output. (7)
7. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (8)
8. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (9)
9. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (10)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART137 Adobe Photoshop I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 137. Adobe Photoshop I (3). Digital image fundamentals. Technical and creative use of Adobe® Photoshop® image manipulation software. Use of peripheral commercial hardware and software for image capture. Application of design principles. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Digital image fundamentals
2. Adobe® Photoshop® software program
3. Digital image capture
4. Digital image import
5. Digital image export
6. Digital image manipulation
7. Digital image composition
8. Digital image output processes
9. Formal elements and principles of design
10. Historical and contemorary art examples
11. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Articulate compositional elements of the digital image.
2. Use the functions of the Adobe Photoshop image manipulation program.
3. Convert images to a digital format using scanning hardware and software.
4. Import elements into an Adobe Photoshop document.
5. Export Adobe Photoshop images to other software programs.
6. Manipulate and enhance digital images.
7. Plan, design and execute an original digital image project.
8. Output digital images to a printer or electronic file.
9. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
10. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART154 Digital Photo I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 154. Beginning Digital Photography (3). Creative digital camera operation. Identifying, measuring and controlling light values. Digital darkroom techniques, workflow applications and output processes. Application of design principles. Requires a Digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera with manually adjustable aperture, shutter speed, and focus. Prerequisite: ART 137 (may be taken concurrently). One lecture. Five lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Photographic vocabulary
2. SLR Digital camera operation
3. Aperture and shutter speed
4. Lens focal length
5. Depth of field
6. Motion
7. Light measurement
8. Properties of light, direction, diffusion, temperature
9. Properties of digital sensors
10. Resolution and its relationship to image capture and output
11. Image capture formats
12. Image editing formats
13. Optional digital capture methods
14. File management workflow
15. Camera Raw editing workflow
16. Photoshop editing workflow
17. Image print output
18. Image web output
19. Model release and copyright issues
20. Recordkeeping and organization
21. Formal elements and principles of design
22. Historical and contemporary art examples
23. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Analyze photographic images and describe the technical and aesthetic characteristics. (1)
2. Use a manual, fully adjustable SLR digital camera. (2)
3. Ascertain correct aperture and shutter speed exposure combinations. (3)
4. Identify the effect of various focal length lenses on the photographic image. (4)
5. Vary the depth of field using aperture settings for visual effect. (5)
6. Control motion using shutter speed settings for visual impact. (6)
7. Identify and measure properties of light and explain their effects on exposure and visual impact. (7)
8. Compose light values as significantly as subjects. (8)
9. Explain the differences between various digital sensors and their effects on image capture. (9)
10. Illustrate the proper determination of image resolution for digital input and output. (10)
11. Identify image capture formats and explain their uses. (11)
12. Identify image editing formats and explain their uses. (12)
13. Use optional digital capture methods to acquire digital images. (13)
14. Establish a file management workflow to facilitate image archiving. (14)
15. Employ Camera Raw editing workflow techniques to manipulate and enhance digital images. (15)
16. Employ Photoshop editing workflow techniques to manipulate and enhance digital images. (16)
17. Optimize digital images for print output. (17)
18. Optimize digital images for web output. (18)
19. Document model releases and copyright protections. (19)
20. Document industry standards i record keeping and organization. (20)
21. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (21)
22. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (22)
23. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (23)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART200 Art History I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 200. Art History I (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoART 1101. Western art from the Paleolithic Period to the Fourteenth Century. Two and three dimensional art and architecture evaluated in historical and cultural context. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 103. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Prehistoric art
2. Art of ancient civilizations
3. Art of classical antiquity
4. Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine art
5. Romanesque art
6. Gothic art
7. Analytical writing and the oral critique
8. Application of principles and elements of design
9. Traditional, historical or contemporary examples of art
10. Theories, methods and historiography of art history
11. Implication of culture, ethnicity, race and gender on art

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate artifacts though discipline specific theories, methods and historical interpretations. (1-11) (AH 1-5 ) (ERG 1,3-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
2. Compare and contrast artifacts within temporal parameters of course description. (1-11) (AH 1-3,5) (GIH 1,2,4)
3. Classify artifacts within their temporal, regional and stylistic context. (1-11) (AH 1-3,5) (GIH 1,2,4)
4. Define and utilize relevant and appropriate terminology. (1-11) (AH 1-3,5) (ERG 1,3-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
5. Identify artifacts fundamental or pivotal in the development of Western art. (1-7) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
6. Distinguish and define techniques used in the creation of artifacts. (1-8) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
7. Identify, analyze, synthesize and utilize the principles and elements of design. (1-9) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
8. Evaluate the implications and issues of culture, ethnicity, race and/or gender within the context of Western art and history. (1-9, 13,14) (AH 1-5) (ERG 1-6) (GIH 1,2,4)
9. Formulate questions, make connections, and draw conclusions from formal analysis and critique. (1-8,10) (AH 1,4) (GIH 1-4)
10. Define the cultural, political, religious, scientific/technological, economic and environmental influences as they affect the development of Western art. (1-7,11) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1-4)
11. Locate, retrieve, and analyze primary and secondary historical sources. (1-11) (AH 4) (GIH 5,6) (IL 1-6) (LL 1-9)
12. Create, organize and support a thesis in written form. (1-11) (AH 4) (GIH 5,6) (IL 1-6) (LL 1-9)
13. Employ accurate and required citation format. (1-11) (AH 4) (GIH 5,6) (IL 1-6) (LL 1-9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Employ thoughtful and precise writing (a minimum of 2500 words), critical reasoning, and analytical discourse through assigned writing assignments, essay examinations, journals and/or research papers.

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OR ART201 Art History II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 201. Art History II (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoART 1102. Western art from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century. Two and three dimensional art and architecture are evaluated in historical and cultural context. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 103. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Fourteenth Century developments throughout Western Europe
2. Fifteenth Century developments throughout Western Europe art of classical antiquity
3. High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy and Northern Europe
4. The Baroque and Rococo throughout Western Europe
5. Eighteenth Century developments in Europe and the Americas
6. Nineteenth Century European art and American landscape painting
7. The rise of modern art
8. Analytical writing and the oral critique
9. Application of principles and elements of design
10. Traditional, historical or contemporary examples of art
11. Theories, methods and historiography of art history
12. Implication of culture, ethnicity, race and gender on art

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate artifacts though discipline specific theories, methods and historical interpretations. (1-7) (AH 1-4,5) (ERG 1,3-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
2. Compare and contrast artifacts within temporal parameters of course description. (1-7) (AH 1-3,5) (GIH 1,2,4)
3. Classify artifacts within their temporal, regional and stylistic context. (1-7) (AH 1-3,5) (GIH 1,2,4)
4. Define and utilize relevant and appropriate terminology. (1-7) (AH 1-3,5) (ERG 1,3-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
5. Identify artifacts fundamental or pivotal in the development of Western art. (1-7) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
6. Distinguish and define techniques used in the creation of artifacts. (1-7) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
7. Identify, analyze, synthesize and utilize the principles and elements of design. (1-9) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1,2,4)
8. Evaluate the implications and issues of culture, ethnicity, race and/or gender within the context of Western art and history. (1-7, 11,12) (AH 1,4) (ERG 1-6) (GIH 1-4)
9. Formulate questions, make connections, and draw conclusions from formal analysis and critique. (1-12) (AH 1-5) (GIH 1-4)
10. Define the cultural, political, religious, scientific/technological, economic and environmental influences as they affect the development of Western Art. (1-8,11,12) (AH 4) (GIH 5,6) (LL 1-9) (IL 1-6)
11. Locate, retrieve, and analyze primary and secondary historical sources. (1-12) (AH 4) (GIH 5,6) (LL 1-9) (IL 1-6)
12. Create, organize and support a thesis in written form. (1-12) (AH 4) (GIH 1,2,4)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Employ thoughtful and precise writing (a minimum of 2500 words), critical reasoning and analytical discourse through assigned writing tasks, essay examinations, journals, and/or research papers.

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ART231 Graphic Design Illustration

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 231. Graphic Design Illustration (4) (Spring). Contemporary styles in editorial, story, and advertising illustration. Skill development in information graphics, figure illustration and product design using Adobe Creative Suite software. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ART 110 or ART 112. One lecture. Seven lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Information graphics
2. Figure illustration
3. Book cover illustration
4. Editorial illustration
5. Product design
6. Adobe illustrator software skills
7. Formal elements and principles of design
8. Historical and contemporary art examples
9. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Design, render and execute information graphics using Adobe Illustrator as the primary tool to produce graphic design layout. (1,6)
2. Produce a series of illustrations that reflect various artistic techniques to express the aspects of personalities. (2,6)
3. Design, render and execute illustrations and designs for a book cover. (3, 6)
4. Design and execute editorial illustrations. (4,6)
5. Research, analyze and execute advanced illustrations and designs that use two or more Adobe CreativeSuite programs for product design development. (5,6)
6. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (7)
7. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (8)
8. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART232 Portfolio Development

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 232. Portfolio Development (2) (Spring). Develop traditional and electronic graphic design and fine arts portfolios. Create resume and other career search materials. Develop advanced design and technical skills. Exhibition skills. Apply design principles. Completed body of art work needed for class. One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Self promotion
2. Business skills
3. Portfolio design skills
4. Formal elements and principles of design
5. Historical or contemporary art examples
6. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Assemble, prepare and maintain a traditional and/or electronic professional design or fine art portfolio. (1-5)
2. Write comprehensive resumes, cover letters, and artist statements. (1-3)
3. Research local and regional job, exhibition, and/or grant opportunities. (1,2)
4. Identify basic copy write laws as they apply to the designer or artist. (1,2)
5. Document art work using appropriate media. (1,3-5)
6. Interview using the portfolio. (1-5)
7. Use, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (4)
8. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (5)
9. Present traditional and/or electronic portfolio for review. (1-5)
10. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (6)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART236 Digital Pre-Press

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 236. Digital Pre-Press (2) (Spring). Preparation of computer files for submission to a digital and offset printer. Emphasis on final output and terminology. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ART 132. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Pre-press workflow and terminology
2. Color-file management
3. Preflight and repair of Adobe InDesign files
4. Paper, binding, and finishing
5. Press-ready files
6. Adobe InDesign advanced skills
7. Formal elements and principles of design
8. Historical and contemporary art examples
9. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Create a multi-page publication for offset printing. (1-7)
2. Create final Acrobat PDFs for upload to client or printer. (3, 5, 6)
3. Choose paper, binding and finishing. (4)
4. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (6, 7)
5. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (8)
6. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate. (1, 9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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III.  Select and complete 3 credit hours from the following:
ART113 Three-Dimensional Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 113. Three-Dimensional Design (3) (Spring). Shared Unique Numbering LogoART 1115.Study of design principles with emphasis on three-dimensional aesthetics. Planning of sculptural, utilitarian, and environmental objects. Application of design principles. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Basic design principles
a. Repetition
b. Variety
c. Rhythm
d. Balance
e. Emphasis and economy
f. Proportion
2. Basic design elements
a. Form
b. Space
c. Line
d. Texture
e. Light
f. Color
g. Time
3. Construction Methods
a. Found objects and assemblage
b. Addition and manipulation
c. Subtraction
d. Casting
4. Formal elements and principles of design
5. Historical and contemporary art examples
6. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify, analyze and synthesize design principles in three-dimensional art work. (1,2,4)
2. Assemble found objects to create three-dimensional art work. (3)
3. Use additive and manipulative art techniques to create three-dimensional art work. (3)
4. Use subtractive art techniques to create three-dimensional art work. (3)
5. Use casting techniques to create three-dimensional art work. (3)
6. Use art terminology to critique and evaluate art work. (1,2)
7. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (4)
8. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (5)
9. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (6)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART160 Printmaking I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 160. Printmaking I (3). Introduction to printmaking techniques including monoprint, collograph, relief and elementary intaglio printing. Exploration of different methods of inking, registration, hand and press techniques. Application of design principles. One lecture. Five lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Monoprint techniques
2. Relief printing and safe use of cutting tools
a. Foam board
b. Linoleum block/stamp
c. Wood block
3. Collograph techniques with different materials
4. Multiple/combination printmaking
a. Techniques of registration
b. Color/image overlay
c. Use of multiple plates/blocks
5. Inking processes
6. Edition of prints
7. Formal elements and principles of design
8. Historical and contemporary art examples
9. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply monoprint techniques using various inking processes.
2. Utilize relief processes and possibilities.
3. Utilize collograph techniques employing various materials.
4. Apply registration techniques.
5. Utilize overlay and other multiple printing techniques.
6. Apply inking processes using both water-base and oil-base printing materials
7. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
8. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
9. Use Media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART230 Digital Printing Tech

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 230. Digital Printing Technology and Applications (3) (Spring). Fundamentals of digital print technology, including color management, short run print processes, and fine art giclee printing. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ART 137. One lecture. Five lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Printing vocabulary
2. Methods of input
3. Major printing processes
4. File format management
5. Color management principles
6. Monitor calibration hardware and software
7. Paper profiles
8. Short run printing - Color laser printer
9. Short run printing - Color copier
10. Giclee printing for fine art application
11. Formal elements and principles of design
12. Historical and contemporary art examples
13. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Analyze printed images and express an informed opinion about technical and aesthetic characteristics using the basic vocabulary of the printing industry. (1)
2. Identify and articulate methods of digital input. (2)
3. Describe the major printing processes. (3)
4. Optimize and convert various file formats for output. (4)
5. Articulate the principles of color management. (5)
6. Calibrate a color monitor utilizing industry standard hardware and software. (6)
7. Create profiles for paper/printer combinations. (7)
8. Prepare and print files using the color laser printer. (8)
9. Prepare and print files using the copier. (9)
10. Prepare and print fine art files using the giclee process. (10)
11. Identify, analyze, and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (11)
12. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (12)
13. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (13)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART237 Adobe Photoshop II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 237. Adobe Photoshop II (3). Still photography digital manipulation. Use of computer and peripheral hardware and associated commercial software with Adobe Photoshop software to alter photographic images. Production of still image files and hardcopy output. Application of design principles. Prerequisite: ART 137. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Elements of photomontage
2. Digital image capture
3. Digital image manipulation
4. Digital image output processes
5. Formal elements and principles of design
6. Historical and contemporary art examples
7. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Digitally integrate two or more photographic images into a photomontage.
2. Digitize photographic images.
3. Use industry standard software to transform images.
4. Convert computer files into hardcopy images.
5. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
6. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
7. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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ART296 Internship: Art

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 296. Internship: Art (3). Supervised field experience with businesses, corporations, government agencies, schools and community organizations to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the workplace. Individualized internship placements to develop personal and professional skills, including professional ethics, leadership, and civic responsibility. Prerequisite: Student must have a GPA of 2.0; have completed specific degree requirements as required by the program; and have completed the internship application process. [Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Organizational overview of assigned placement
2. Integration of job description and organization's requirements
3. Elements of documentation of experience
4. Planning and time management
5. Professional, legal, and ethical issues
6. Communication, critical thinking, and problem solving
7. Specialized equipment, tools, and software required in the placement
8. Formal elements and principles of design
9. Historical and contemporary art examples
10. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Exhibit appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics.
2. Apply discipline specific knowledge and skills in the professional workplace.
3. Define and utilize technical terms in written and oral communications.
4. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness, and effective writing
5. Interpret written and oral instructions.
6. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities.
7. Maintain documentation required to comply with government employer or nonprofit agency regulations.
8. Use specialized equipment, software, and tools as required.
9. Analyze and interpret data for specified reports.
10. Identify opportunities for improvement in process and documentation related to the workplace.
11. Articulate job description and position in assigned organization.
12. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
13. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
14. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Record of Student Internship workplace hours.
2. Individual Education Plan (IEP) as approved by supervision faculty.
3. A daily journal, or work log of tasks, including dates, descriptive comments, problems and solutions.
4. A reflective paper or project as specified by the supervision faculty.
5. A minimum of two evaluations by the workplace employer or supervisor.
6. Student's self-evaluation of experience.

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IV.  Related Requirements
BSA231 Social Media Marketing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 231. Social Media Marketing (3). Theory and practice in the use of social media in online marketing. Includes history of social media, preparation for social media marketing, and ways to engage with social media. Reviews platforms and marketing tools used to create social media campaigns. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History and foundations of social media
2. Social media planning
3. Social media platforms
4. Social media campaigns
5. Ethics and social responsibility

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the history and foundations of social media. (1)
2. Describe social media planning. (2)
3. Analyze social media platforms. (3)
4. Create a social media campaign. (4)
5. Explain use of an online customer relationship management program. (4)
6. Analyze ethics and social responsibility in social media. (5)

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