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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Communication/Graphic Design, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science | ARTS.GRAPHD.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 50.0402
Visit Marlboro Hall, Room 1034 or call 301-546-0966 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The Visual Communication (VisComm)/Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program prepares students in the production methods, digital media, and traditional design related to the visual communications field. Students learn to apply a variety of media to a range of audiences. Students acquire professional skills to be competitive in the visual communications industries, to include design for print, screen, and motion graphics. Visual Communication/Graphic Design is a career program, which prepares students for entry-level job positions. Non-degree-seeking students may upgrade and enrich their basic computer skill sets. Some of its courses transfer to four-year institutions. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to consider specific transfer goals.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Visual Communication/Graphic Design A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Use the vocabulary of the elements of art, principles of design, and visual communication terminology correctly
  • Apply traditional and digital methods to student-created works of visual communication
  • Identify the evolving practices and emerging technologies of the visual communication industry
  • Demonstrate the stages of developing a visual product
  • Evaluate client/project goals
  • Demonstrate ethical standards within the standards of professional practice
  • Assemble a portfolio suitable for workforce entry or professional advancement

Sequence of Study - Visual Communication/Graphic Design A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See General Education List  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits

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