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Graphic Design (AAS) Program

The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded for completion of 65 credits of coursework. A maximum of 31 credits of undergraduate coursework may be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner. 

Students who receive the maximum number of transfer credits (31) are eligible to enroll in the fast-track option outlined below. 

Students who are awarded 21 credits toward the Critical Reading and Writing and Liberal Arts requirements may elect to attend entirely online.

Level 1

 
PAGD 1040 Graphic Design 1 4
PAGD 1060 Typography 1 2
PAGD 1070 Process and Skills 2
PAGD 1140 Digital Layout 2
PAGS 1021 Color Theory 2
PLEN 1020 Critical Reading and Writing 1 3
  15

Level 2

 
PAGD 1010 History of Graphic Design 3
PAGD 1041 Graphic Design 2 4
PAGD 1091 Interactive/Web Design 1 2
PAGS 1001 Drawing 2
PLEN 1021 Critical Reading and Writing 2 3
Digital Design Elective
2
  16

Level 3

 
PAGD 1042 Graphic Design 3 4
Program Electives
5
Liberal Arts Electives
6
Printmaking Elective
2
  17

Level 4

 
PAGD 1030 Portfolio and Process 2
Program Elective
6
Liberal Arts Electives
9
  17
Total Credits 65


Graphic Design (AAS) Program with Liberal Arts Transfer Credits

Level 1

 
PAGD 1010 History of Graphic Design 3
PAGD 1040 Graphic Design 1 4
PAGD 1060 Typography 1 2
PAGD 1070 Process and Skills 2
PAGD 1140 Digital Layout 2
PAGS 1021 Color Theory 2
  15

Level 2

 
PAGD 1041 Graphic Design 2 4
PAGD 1091 Interactive/Web Design 1 2
PAGS 1001 Drawing 2
Program Electives
6
Printmaking Elective
2
  16

Level 3

 
PAGD 1030 Portfolio and Process 2
PAGD 1042 Graphic Design 3 4
Digital Design Elective
2
Program Electives
5
  13
   
Transfer Credits 21
Total Credits 65


Graphic Design (AAS) Program: Fast Track

First Semester

 
PAGD 1010 History of Graphic Design 3
PAGD 1040 Graphic Design 1 4
PAGD 1060 Typography 1 2
PAGD 1070 Process and Skills 2
PAGD 1091 Interactive/Web Design 1 2
PAGD 1140 Digital Layout 2
PAGS 1021 Color Theory 2
  17

Second Semester

 
PAGD 1030 Portfolio and Process 2
PAGD 1041 Graphic Design 2 4
PAGD 1042 Graphic Design 3 4
PAGS 1001 Drawing 2
Digital Design Elective
2
Printmaking Elective
2
Program Elective or Internship
1
  17
   
Transfer Credits 31
Total Credits 65

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