Mar 01, 2021  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Visual Art & Design - Graphic Design AAS: Full-time

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Plan of Study 2019-2020

The following is a plan of requirements to complete this Associate of Applied Science degree in 2 years. Each student’s experience will vary slightly, as this plan does not include transfer work, Advanced Placement (AP), or other institutions’ concurrent enrollment credits. Math and English placement will be based on the student’s appropriate placement scores. If developmental courses are required, they should be taken in the student’s first semester.

NOTE: This plan assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with the Academic Program Advisor and consult DegreeWorks for specific degree requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester (17 credits)   Spring Semester (18 credits)
ART 1110 Foundation I Drawing  -  3 credits         ART 1210 Math for Visual Arts (QS)  -  3 credits      
ART 1120 Design  -  3 credits     ART 1230 Typography & Layout  -  3 credits    
ART 1135 Printing Fundamentals  -  3 credits     ART 1260 Figure Drawing  -  3 credits    
ART 1150 Art Foundation Seminar (HR)  -  2 credits     ☐ ART 1280 Photoshop Software  -  3 credits    
ART 1200 InDesign Software  -  3 credits     ART 2412 Illustrator Software  -  3 credits    
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN)  -  3 credits     ☐ COMM 1010 Elements of Effective Communication (CM)  -  3 credits  or other (CM)    
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor  

Second Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)   Spring Semester (15 credits)
☐ ART 2010 History of Graphic Design  -  3 credits     ART 2110 Foundation II  -  3 credits    
ART 2220 Advanced Design  -  3 credits     ART 2070 Graphic Design Portfolio Development  -  3 credits    
ART 2230 Advanced Typography & Layout  -  3 credits     ART 2240 Package Design  -  3 credits    
ART 2440 Web Site Design  -  3 credits     ART 2280 Advertising Workshop  -  3 credits    
ART 1310 Photography 1  -  3 credits  or   ☐ ART 1070 Creative Printmaking (FA)  -  3 credits  or other (DIS)    
    ART 2120 eDesign & Publishing  -  3 credits        
► Progress Check: Apply for Graduation      

Advising Notes

All classes in the first two semesters of this Graphic Design Schedule are offered ALL SEMESTERS* – Fall, Spring & Summer.  A Flexible Semester in Summer may be used should a student desire fewer classes in the previous Fall & Spring Semesters or should they need to retake a class. This Flexible Semester would aid students in keeping on track. *Dependent upon enrollment.

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. 

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

NOTE: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the recommended sequence.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. 

Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

Students wishing to transfer in program related credit(s) are required to have a portfolio review completed; in addition, to submitting prior transcripts.