Graphic Design Concentration AA

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

General Education
COLL 101COLLEGE ESSENTIALS: INTRODUCTION TO CLARK2
Communication
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
MATH&107MATH IN SOCIETY5
Social Sciences
CMST&230SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION5
Choose Two more courses from recommended list
GEOG&200HUMAN GEOGRAPHY5
SOC& 101INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY5
PSYC&100GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY5
WS   101INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES5
Natural Sciences
ENGR&104INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN (recommended)5
Course Options10
Health and Physical Education
HPE  258FITNESS-WELLNESS3
or HPE  266 MIND BODY HEALTH
or 2 credits of Health plus 1 credit of Physical Education
Humanities
Chose one of the following recommended courses:
ASL& 121AM SIGN LANGUAGE I5
or ASL& 122 AM SIGN LANGUAGE II
or ASL& 123 AM SIGN LANGUAGE III
CMST&102INTRO TO MASS MEDIA5
DRMA 154INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA5
ENGL 173POPULAR CULTURE5
JAPN&121JAPANESE I5
or JAPN&122 JAPANESE II
or JAPN&123 JAPANESE III
SPAN&121SPANISH I5
or SPAN&122 SPANISH II
or SPAN&123 SPANISH III
Major Area Requirements
ART  1012D ART AND DESIGN5
ART  103DRAWING I3
ART  173GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I4
ART  174TYPOGRAPHY I3
ART  272GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY5
DMA  102ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS4
Major Area Requirements
Complete enough courses to reach 90 credits
ART  104OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING4
ART  105CONTEMPORARY DRAWING PRACTICES4
ART  110CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT3
ART  118TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN4
ART  120INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING3
ART  121PRINTMAKING II3
ART  123PHOTOGRAPHY I5
ART  124PHOTOGRAPHY II5
ART  172GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION3
ART  203THE HUMAN FIGURE I4
ART  204THE HUMAN FIGURE II4
ART  208DIGITAL PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION4
ART  215PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT3
ART  257PAINTING I5
ART  258PAINTING II5
ART  260WATERCOLOR I4
ART  261WATERCOLOR II4
ART  270PUBLICATION PRODUCTION9
ART  271TYPOGRAPHY II5
ART  273GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II4
ART  274GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III4
DMA  101PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS4
DMA  104MOTION GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION I4
DMA  114PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO I4
or DMA  214 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO II
DMA  199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE4
DMA  201VIDEO AND SOUND PRODUCTION I4
or DMA  202 VIDEO AND SOUND PRODUCTION II
DMA  202VIDEO AND SOUND PRODUCTION II4
DMA  204MOTION GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION II4
DMA  214PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO II4
DMA  215PROFESSIONAL STUDIO EXPERIENCE4

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the elements and principles of design in works of visual art and communications.
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)