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Plan of Study 2020-2021
The following is a plan of requirements to complete this Associate of Science degree in two 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.
Preparatory and Prerequisite Courses
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 required for Visual Art & Design (ART) classes 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.
Professionals Wishing to Register for a Class With a Prerequisite
Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite course is required but has not been taken should contact the department office about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.
Scheduling of Classes
Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at http://www.slcc.edu/schedule/index.aspx 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 suggested program schedule outlined above.
Auditing Visual Art & Design Courses
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 department 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 written permission and a prerequisite override from the department office 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.
SkillsUSA, Clubs, & Organizations
All students enrolled in any Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization. More information can be found at http://www.slcc.edu/visualart/skills-usa.aspx.
For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.
Additional Program Notes
For information about Student Resources such as Academic Links, Learning/Tutoring, Financial Information, General Resources, Services for Students, Student Life, Health & Recreation, Campus Life and other important information (Disclosures, Student Code of Conduct, Policies/Procedures, and Student Records, etc.) visit: https://www.slcc.edu/student/
Students planning to transfer to and enroll in the University of Utah’s Graphic Design BFA should choose ART 1070 and ARTH 2720 as their required Fine Arts (FA) and Humanities (HU) general education distribution courses.
The Graphic Communications AS degree is articulated with the University of Utah’s Graphic Design BFA program. Students wishing to transfer to the University of Utah or any other 4-year college or university should meet with SLCC advisors and the receiving transfer institution to see which classes will transfer as soon as possible. Do not wait until after you graduate to meet with the school you wish to transfer to.
University of Utah Articulation Agreement
Students who successfully complete the Graphic Communications AS degree and the courses listed below are guaranteed third year status in the Graphic Design BFA program at the University of Utah. The agreement is contingent upon acceptance into the University of Utah and enrollment in ART 3130 Drawing I and DESGR 2600 History of Graphic Design courses during the first year of transfer.
This is a program-level articulation. It means that the successful completion of SLCC’s Graphic Communications AS degree, and through that completion all of the classes listed below, is equitable to the first two years of the Graphic Design BFA program at the University of Utah. As part of the transfer articulation all required general education courses and the University of Utah Graphic Design BFA program specific courses listed below will be considered satisfied.
|Salt Lake Community College Courses
||University of Utah Courses
- ART 1070 Creative Printmaking (FA) – 3 credits
- ART 2720 Art History Ren/Contemp (HU) – 3 credits
- ART 1120 Design – 3 credits
- ART 1200 InDesign Software – 3 credits
- ART 1230 Typography & Layout – 3 credits
- ART 1110 Foundation I – 3 credits
- ART 1135 Printing Fundamentals – 3 credits
- ART 2412 Illustrator Software – 3 credits
- ART 2240 Package Design – 3 credits
- ART 1280 Photoshop Software – 3 credits
- ART 2230 Advanced Typography & Layout – 3 credits
- ART 2200 Advanced InDesign Software – 2 credits ART 2203 Evidence – 2 credits
- ART 2500 Intro to Art History – 3 credits
- ART 2204 Illusion – 2 credits
- DESGR 1600 Type I – 2 credits
- DESGR 2700 Type II – 3 credits
- ART 2205 Mapping – 2 credits
- DESGR 1100 CD I – 2 credits
- ART 2206 Matrix – 2 credits
- ART 2202 Construct – 2 credits
- ART 2208 Touch – 2 credits
- ART 2201 Action – 3 credits
- ART 2207 Seeing – 2 credits
- DESGR 2200 CD 2 – 3 credits
- DESGR 2300 CD 3 – 3 credits
Note – Students must complete the above courses with a “C+” minimum passing grade and the Graphic Communications AS degree to be guaranteed admission into the U of U Graphic Design program. The completion of ART 3130 Drawing I and DESGR 2600 History of Graphic Design is required during the first year after transfer. ART 1260 and ART 2010 may be taken at SLCC before transfer in lieu of ART 3130 and DESGR 2600 with written permission from the receiving institution. Please consult with U of U Art department advisors before enrolling in these courses at SLCC.
The signed articulation agreement can be found here: https://ugs.utah.edu/student-resources/transfer-pathways/mou-folder/fine-arts/AAH%20Articulation%20Agreement%20with%20SLCC%2001-30-19.pdf