Concentration in Graphic Design (Plan Code: LASDTAA, Subplan Code: GRAPHICDSN)

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Core Courses
ART 1012D Art and Design5
ART 103Drawing I5
ART 173Graphic Design Studio I5
ART 174Typography I5
ART 272Graphic Design History5
DMA 102Illustrator Vector Graphics4
Choose courses from the list below to reach a minimum of 90 credits/units:
ART 104Observational Drawing5
ART 105Drawing for Comics5
ART 118Time-Based Art and Design5
ART 120Printmaking I5
ART 121Printmaking II5
ART 123Photography I5
ART 124Photography II5
ART 170Publication Production I3
ART 172Graphic Design Exploration5
ART 203The Human Figure I5
ART 204The Human Figure II5
ART 208Digital Painting & Illustration5
ART 215Portfolio Development3
ART 257Painting I5
ART 258Painting II5
ART 260Watercolor I5
ART 261Watercolor II5
ART 271Typography II5
ART 273Graphic Design Studio II5
ART 274Graphic Design Studio III5
DMA 101Photoshop Raster Graphics4
DMA 104Motion Graphics and Animation I4
DMA 201Video and Sound Production I4
DMA 202Video and Sound Production II4
DMA 204Motion Graphics and Animation II4
Total Credits/Units Required for Concentration33-38
Total Credits/Units Required for AADTA90

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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