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|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|or PTWR 135||INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING|
|PTCS 110||PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS||5|
|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 110||CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT||3|
|ART 115||TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN||4|
|ART 118||TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN||4|
|Computer Graphics Technology|
|CGT 101||PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS||4|
|CGT 102||ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS||4|
|CGT 103||INDESIGN PAGE LAYOUT||4|
|CGT 104||WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT I||4|
|CGT 201||WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION||4|
|ART 172||GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION||3|
|ART 173||GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I||4|
|ART 215||PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ART 271||PUBLICATION DESIGN||4|
|ART 270||PUBLICATION PRODUCTION||1-9|
|ART 273||GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II||4|
|CTEC 160||WORDPRESS I||5|
|CTEC 122||HTML FUNDAMENTALS||4|
|CGT 105||USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN||4|
|CGT 106||SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION||3|
|CGT 205||WEB DESIGN I||4|
|CGT 206||WEB DESIGN II||4|
|Select one from the following:||4|
|PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (4 credits/units)|
|CAPSTONE PRACTICUM (4 credits/units)|
|COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 1 (1-5 credits/units)|
Four credits/units required.
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.