SLCC General Catalog

Visual Art & Design - Graphic Design Emphasis AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
69 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, graphic design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field.  The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue an AAS Degree in Graphic Design will prepare themselves for entry level work in various applications of visual art, graphic design and advertising. Graphic creativity and proficiency in current computer programs necessary for employment in the graphic design field are integral parts in this program.

Graphic designers are responsible for the creative concept, design, layout and execution of printed and digital materials such as ads, brochures, logos, annual reports, catalogs, signs, packaging and posters.

Career Opportunities upon Completion of Program

Students who elect to specialize in Graphic Design receive job-entry skills and training in various applications of visual art, graphic design and advertising.

Students awarded a Graphic Design Degree may find jobs in a variety of industries such as: Graphic Design, Package Design, Advertising & Marketing, TV & Film, Book & Magazine Publishing, Printing, Web Design, Animation, Textile Design, Tradeshow & Exhibit Design, Game Design, Research and Public Relations.

Positions may include: Creative Director, Associate Creative Director, Senior Art Director, Art Director, Jr. Art Director, Sr. Graphic Designer, Jr. Graphic Designer, Senior Production Artist, Entry-level Production Artist, Production Manager, Production Associate, Production Assistant, Design Manager, Graphic Design Engineer, Web Designer, Composition Technician, Desktop Publishing Technician, Prepress Department Technician, Paper Representative, Printing Representative, etc.

Transfer/Articulation Information

This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four-year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design/Graphic Design Program is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis (See Utah System of Higher Education Institutions).

Program Entry Requirements

Required

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Recommended

Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with computers.

Total Program/Course Fees

Approximately $250 for all course fees to complete program.

  • Computers, computer programs and supplies
  • Offset printing equipment and supplies
  • Model fees and supplies

Estimated Cost for Students

In addition to tuition and fees, Graphic Design students may expect to pay at least $1,500 for books and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the recommended sequence, completion time is four semesters.

 

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

Demonstrate an acquired knowledge of and ability to apply:

• The principles and elements of design.

• The history, development and usage of typography.

• The study of page layout and how it may be applied to real world design / layout jobs in advertising agencies, graphic design studios, commercial print companies, etc.

1, 2, 4

Demonstrate an acquired knowledge of and ability to apply:

• TRADITIONAL (hand rendered) mechanical skills and techniques as a means to complete thumbnail and rough conceptualization studies.

• TRADITIONAL (hand rendered) representational, stylistic and figure drawing skills.

1, 2, 3, 4

Demonstrate an acquired knowledge of and ability to apply:

• TECHNICAL usage of computer software program skills and vocabulary needed in the design and printing industry.

• TECHNICAL usage of paper, printing methods, color application, production and graphic standards. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Demonstrate an acquired knowledge of and ability to apply:

• Personal responsibility, professional and constructive work habits.

• Organizational and time/project management skills.

• Positive communication with others, in order to discuss ideas, theories and opinions needed for effective business interaction.

• Implementation of the design process, brainstorming, planning and goal performance needed to produce effective presentations and comprehensive portfolio development.

1, 2, 4, 5


General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

 Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

Any EN designated course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1210

Math for Vis Arts (QS) (Suggested)

3

A

OR

 

 

 

Any faculty approved higher level (above ART 1210) QS or QL designated course

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem of Effective Comm

3

A

OR

 

 

 

Any approved CM designated course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1150

Foundation Sem (Suggested)

2

A

OR

 

 

 

Any HR designated course

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Students must take one 3-credit hour course from the list of General Education Distribution Areas (BS, FA, HU, ID, PS, SS) See SLCC General Catalog for complete list of approved courses. It is the student’s responsibility to fulfill any course prerequisites. VAD Graphic Design students may wish to consult with an advisor for assistance when selecting a GE Distribution course.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 


Graphic Design Emphasis Requirements: (55 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1110

Foundation I Drawing

4

A

 

ART 1120

Design

3

A

 

ART 1135

Printing Fundamentals

3

A

 

ART 1200

InDesign Software

3

A

 

ART 1230

Typography & Layout

3

A

ART 1200  and ART 1120 (either may be taken concurrently)

ART 1260

Figure Drawing

3

A

ART 1110

ART 1280

Photoshop Software/Des

3

A

 

ART 2010

History of Art & Design

3

F, Sp

 

ART 2070

Portfolio Development

3

F, Sp

ART 2230 (Graphic Design Emphasis) or ART 2270 (Illustration Emphasis) or Instructor approval

ART 2110

Foundation II Drawing

4

F, Sp

ART 1110

ART 2220

Advanced Design

3

F, Sp

ART 1230; take ART 2220 AFTER or concurrently w/ART 2230

ART 2230

Adv Type & Layout

3

F, Sp

ART 1230; take ART 2230 BEFORE or concurrently w/ART 2220

ART 2240

Package Design

3

F, Sp

ART 2230

ART 2280

Advertising Workshop

3

Sp

ART 2230

ART 2412

Illustrator Software

3

F, Sp

 

ART 2440

Web Site Design

3

F, Sp

ART 1280

ART 2580

Web Animation

3

F, Sp

ART 2440

   OR

 

 

 

 

ART 2640

Multimedia Authoring

2

F, Sp

ART 2440

ART ____

Elective(s)

2-3

A

Varies


Graphic Design Emphasis Electives

Courses requiring prerequisites must have those prerequisites fulfilled before the elective can be taken. Choose from the following Graphic Design Emphasis Electives:

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1050

Intro to Photography (FA)

3

A

 

ART 1170

Animation I

5

Sp     

ART 1110 and Instructor approval

ART 1240

Screen Printing

3

F, Sp

 

ART 1310

Photography I

4

A

 

ART 1320

Photo Vision

3

F, Sp

w/ART 1310 or ART 1050 (either may be taken concurrently)

ART 1530

Beg Painting – Watercolor

3

A

 

ART 1540

Beg Painting – Oil

3

A

 

ART 1620

Intro to Animation

2

F

 

ART 1660

Storyboarding

3

Sp

ART 1120 and ART 1620

ART 1900

Independent Studies

1-4

A

Instructor approval

ART 2140

Adv Photoshop Sftwr/Des

2

F, Sp

ART 1280 or ART 1810 or ART 2340 or Instructor approval

ART 2200

Adv InDesign Software

2

Sp

ART 1200 or Instructor approval

ART 2210

Illustration I

3

Sp

ART 2110 or with ART 2110

ART 2420

Adv Illustrator Software

2

Sp

ART 2412 or Instructor approval

ART 2530

Adv Painting – Watercolor

3

A

ART 1530

ART 2540

Adv Painting – Oil

3

A

ART 1540

ART 2550

Website Design II

3

F

ART 2440

ART 2940

Spec Topics Design

1-6

A

Instructor approval

ART 2990

Adv Independent Studies

1-3

A

Instructor approval


Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ART 1110

4

ART 1210

3

ART 1120

3

ART 1230

3

ART 1135

3

ART 1280

3

ART 1150

2

ART 2412

3

ART 1200

3

COMM

3

ENGL 1010

3

Graphic Design Elec    

2–3

Total

18

Total

17–18

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ART 1260

3

ART 2110

4

ART 2010

3

ART 2070

3

ART 2220

3

ART 2240

3

ART 2230

3

ART 2280

3

ART 2440

3

ART 2580

3

Distribution

3

or ART 2610

2

Total

18

Total

15–16


Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

Note: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the recommended sequence.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

Additional Program Notes

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Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Division

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Visual Art & Design website

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Academic Advisor
Gordon Stoors
SC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty


Professor
Rob Adamson
Sheila Chambers
Rick Graham 
Lana Gruendell

Associate Professor
Brent Budd
Kerry Gonzales
Neal Reiland

Assistant Professor
J. Chad Erekson
Whitney King Hyans
Terry Martin
Ed Rosenberger

Instructor
Jessica Curran
Andrew Wilson

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s):

Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor
Brandon Kowallis
Trudy Richardson