Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Graphic Design Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities

Prepares students to succeed in the fields of graphic communication, publishing, and Web based design, and provides the foundational skills needed for transfer to a four year program

Graphic Design Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year (starting Summer 2017)

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Lisa Sheirer
Program Manager
Digital Media Design Associate Degree: Computer Graphics emphasis
Computer Graphics Certificate
301.846.2637

Karen Santelli
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2512
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Graphic Design Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities
  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • Students must take a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.

English

 
EN 101–English Composition 3

Mathematics

 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 
Two courses selected from different disciplines (GenEd course list) 6

Arts & Humanities

 
AR 101–Two Dimensional Art and Design OR AR 106–Drawing I 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences 

 
Two courses, on of which must be a lab science (GenEd course list) 7

General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list)

3

PE/Health Requirement

1

Concentration Courses

 
CMM 101–Introduction to Electronic Media  3
CMM 111–Communication Graphics I  3
CMM 152–Digital Studio Production 4
INTR 102/103–Internship 2
CMM 112–Communication Graphics II  3
CMM 212–Communications Graphics III 3
CMM 132–Digital Photography I 3
CMM 114–Web Design I  3
CMM 115–Professional & Transfer Portfolio 1

Electives

 
Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives.
Depending on the transfer institution, recommended electives may include:
AR101, AR102, AR103, AR104, AR105, AR106 CMM114, CMM131, CMM132, CMM256, CMM261


3

Total

60

Transfer Note:
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A. in Graphic Design and who are looking for transfer opportunities.

For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471 or the Program Manager at 301.846.2533.
• University of Maryland University College – B.A. Graphic Communication
 
Career

Designed to provide the core skills needed to function in the fields of graphic communication, publishing and Web based design. The challenging and rapidly changing world of visual communications requires creative problem-solving using a combination of tools and techniques. In hands-on classes, students solve design problems with instruction from active communications professionals, using hardware and software they will encounter in the workplace. College-level reading and writing is expected.

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Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CMM 101–Introduction to Electronic Media  3
CMM 111–Communications Graphics I  3
CMM 112–Communications Graphics II  3
CMM 114–Web Design I 3
CMM 115–Professional & Transfer Portfolio 1
CMM 131–Darkroom Photography I  or
CMM 132–Digital Photography
3/4
CMM 152–Digital Studio Production  4
CMM 212–Communications Graphics III  3
INTR 102–Internship 2
Total 25/26
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Students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate proficiency in use of current industry standard software.
2. Produce works of digital and interactive art in a variety of media.
3. Demonstrate and appreciate the creative/problem solving process through research, development and execution of digital media.
4. Comprehend the responsibilities associated with professional behavior by participating in an internship.
5. Enhance skills as critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and effective ethical communicators who demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with industry standards.
6. Demonstrate their ability to plan, produce and edit digital productions that reflect an awareness of current visual and interactive media standards appropriate for entry or intermediate level professional work.
7. Demonstrate current digital media skills, procedures and techniques that will enable them to function successfully as entry-level employees in a professional production facility.
 
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A. in Graphic Design and who are looking for transfer opportunities.

For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471 or the Program Manager at 301.846.2533.
• University of Maryland University College – B.A. Graphic Communication