Visual Communication Technology: Graphic Design

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Department: Visual and Performing Arts

CIP Code: 50.0409

MCC Program Code: VC01

NYSED Code (BRI): 86113

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Description

Description: Visual Communications Technology: Graphic Design is a program designed as a specific career path for students interested in gaining employment in the graphic arts; this includes such graphic design areas as print design, package design, web design, motion graphics, gaming design, and new media. A combination of lectures, laboratory projects, studio classes, and hands-on experiences provides students with an excellent foundation in the design and production of graphics and introduces them to processes and practices common to the field.

This program encourages the selection of art electives to build a strong foundation for careers in the graphic arts.
(Housed in Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Create visual form (perceptible products) in response to design problems.
2) Solve design problems reasonably independently and creatively as designers.
3) Combine tools and technologies to a range of new and challenging design problems.
4) Apply knowledge and skills pertinent to the design profession.
5) Demonstrate goal-oriented planning through research sketching comping.
6) Demonstrate a working understanding of design heritage and ideas as citizens of a diverse global community.
7) Participate as a proficient member of a functional design team as well as in individual design endeavors.
8) Exhibit integrity and responsibility through professional practices.
9) Seek embrace and make the most of professional and educational opportunities.

Employment Potential

For related jobs: careercoach.monroecc.edu
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance

Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
DESIGN TRACK;
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
AAD 104 Intro to Graphic Design, 2D3
AAD 105 Typography 3
AAD 107 A History of Graphic Design3
ART 104 Drawing I4
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 14-18 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3-4
AAD 160 Graphic Illustration, Vector Drawing3
AAD 260 Applied Imaging, Raster Graphics3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE***3-4
DESIGN TRACK ELECTIVE*2-4
Total14-18
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 -18 Credit Hours
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
DESIGN TRACK ELECTIVE*3-5
ART 231 Art Seminar/Portfolio Development3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
AAD 112 Graphic Design I3
Total15-18
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-19 Credit Hours
AAD 205 Graphic Design 23
DESIGN TRACK ELECTIVE*3-4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3-4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
ELECTIVE3
Total17-19
TOTAL CREDITS62-71
ILLUSTRATION TRACK;
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
AAD 104 Intro to Graphic Design, 2D3
AAD 105 Typography 3
AAD 107 A History of Graphic Design3
ART 104 Drawing I4
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 14 -18 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3-4
AAD 160 Graphic Illustration, Vector Drawing3
AAD 260 Applied Imaging, Raster Graphics3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE***3-4
ILLUSTRATION TRACK ELECTIVE2-4
Total14-18
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 -17 Credit Hours
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
ILLUSTRATION TRACK ELECTIVE3-4
ART 231 Art Seminar/Portfolio Development3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
AAD 112 Graphic Design I3
Total15-17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-19 Credit Hours
AAD 205 Graphic Design 23
ILLUSTRATION TRACK ELECTIVE3-4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3-4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
ELECTIVE3
Total17-19
TOTAL CREDITS62-71
PRINTING TRACK;
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
AAD 104 Intro to Graphic Design, 2D3
AAD 105 Typography 3
AAD 107 A History of Graphic Design3
ART 104 Drawing I4
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 15-18 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3-4
AAD 160 Graphic Illustration, Vector Drawing3
AAD 260 Applied Imaging, Raster Graphics3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE***3-4
PRINTING TRACK ELECTIVE3-4
Total15-18
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 -18 Credit Hours
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
PRINTING TRACK ELECTIVE3-5
ART 231 Art Seminar/Portfolio Development3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
AAD 112 Graphic Design I3
Total15-18
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-19 Credit Hours
AAD 205 Graphic Design 23
PRINTING TRACK ELECTIVE3-4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3-4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
ELECTIVE3
Total17-19
TOTAL CREDITS63-71
DESIGN TRACK: 8-13 Credit Hours
AAD 108 Ideation, Concept Development3
AAD 165 Prepress (Digital Prepress)3
AAD 167 Web Design: Graphics (Design for On-Line Publishing)3
AAD 220 Professional Practices (Business Practices for Vis. Media, Artists...) 3
AAD 256 Motion Graphics3
ART 110 Comics and Sequential Art3
ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-West3
ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure4
ART 204 Drawing II4
ART 205 Commercial Illustrations I4
ILLUSTRATION TRACK: 8-12 Credit Hours
AAD 108 Ideation, Concept Development3
AAD 167 Web Design: Graphics (Design for On-Line Publishing)3
AAD 256 Motion Graphics3
ART 108 The Sketchbook & the Creative Process1
ART 110 Comics and Sequential Art3
ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-West3
ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure4
ART 204 Drawing II4
ART 205 Commercial Illustrations I4
PRINTING TRACK: 9-13 Credit Hours
AAD 165 Prepress (Digital Prepress)3
AAD 167 Web Design: Graphics (Design for On-Line Publishing)3
AAD 220 Professional Practices (Business Practices for Vis. Media, Artists...) 3
AAD 250 Print Process (Graphic Arts) 4

* Suggest ART 118
** Suggest ART 119
*** Suggest MTH 150
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