Web & Graphic Design (AAT)

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The Web & Graphic Design AAT degree prepares students for professional practice in the field of visual communications. The program builds a first-year foundation of aesthetic and technical skills and progresses into advanced study of web and graphic design practices. Students learn to effectively communicate ideas and information in a variety of traditional, digital, print, web and other media formats. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, real client project work, a focus on professional skills and building a portfolio of work. Graduates can seek employment as freelance designers, production designers or coordinators, content managers or publishers, marketing communications specialists, or entry-level web or graphic designers.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
or PTWR 135 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING
Computational Skills
PTCS 110PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS5
Human Relations
Select one from the following:5
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (5 credits/units)
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (5 credits/units)
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
ART  110CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT3
ART  115TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN4
ART  118TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN4
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT  101PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS4
CGT  102ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS4
CGT  103INDESIGN PAGE LAYOUT4
CGT  104WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT I4
CGT  201WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION4
Graphic Design
ART  172GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION3
ART  173GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I4
ART  174TYPOGRAPHY4
ART  215PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT3
ART  271PUBLICATION DESIGN4
ART  270PUBLICATION PRODUCTION1-9
ART  273GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II4
Web Design
CTEC 160WORDPRESS I5
CTEC 122HTML FUNDAMENTALS4
CGT  105USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN4
CGT  106SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION3
CGT  205WEB DESIGN I4
CGT  206WEB DESIGN II4
Select one from the following:4
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (4 credits/units)
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM (4 credits/units)
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 1 (1-5 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units99

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:

  • 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)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Effectively organize and manage web design projects.
  • Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate web design projects.
  • Demonstrate work and business ethics in web design practice.
  • Apply fine art theory and design purposeful projects relevant to audience needs.
  • Synthesize multiple media assets with appropriate interactions and functions.
  • Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
  • Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.
  • Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.