Graphic Design Concentration AA

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Core Courses
ART 1012D Art and Design5
ART 103Drawing I3
ART 173Graphic Design Studio I4
ART 174Typography I3
ART 272Graphic Design History5
DMA 102Illustrator Vector Graphics4
Choose 3 courses from the list below:3-5
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 Production1-9
ART 271Typography II5
ART 273Graphic Design Studio II4
ART 274Graphic Design Studio III4
DMA 101Photoshop Raster Graphics4
DMA 104Motion Graphics and Animation I4
or DMA 214 Professional Practices and Portfolio II
DMA 199Cooperative Work Experience1-4
DMA 201VIdeo and Sound Production I4
or DMA 202 VIdeo and Sound Production II
DMA 204Motion Graphics and Animation II4
DMA 214Professional Practices and Portfolio II4
DMA 215Professional Studio Experience4
Any Digital Media Arts class not listed above4
Total Credits Required33-38

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)

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