Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Graphic Communications

See also Digital Graphic Design (376.2) and Art transfer program (026).

ALLEGHENY   
Associate of Science (374.2)

This program will prepare the student to develop an innovative portfolio of conceptual design. The student will  adopt the aesthetic and technical skills necessary for entry-level positions in the print or web design field. Graduates may find employment as a production artist, web designer or freelance designer. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of elements, principles, phases, theory and history of art and design.
  2. Demonstrate technical skills in vector, raster, page layout and web design applications.
  3. Show traditional conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  4. Illustrate a design portfolio of projects that are viable in today's market.

Degree Requirements

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60–62

First Semester

Course #       Course NameCredits

ART-114

Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-148

Color

3

ART-150

Introduction to Digital Graphic Design        

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-190

Contemporary Mathematics or
Mathematics Elective 
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

34

       

Total Credits

15–16

Second Semester

ART-109

Drawing 1

3

ART-168

Digital Imaging

3

ART-223

Three-Dimensional Design

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 Science Elective

34

        

Total Credits

15–16

Third Semester

ART-113

Graphic Communication

3

ART-129

Printmaking 1

3

ART-130
ART-144

Photography 1  or
Digital Photography

3

ART-250

Advanced Digital Graphic Design

3

 

Speech Elective

3

 

Total Credits 

15

Fourth Semester

ART-103
ART-104

Art History - Ancient or
Art History - Modern

3

ART-165

Digital Publishing

3

ART-170

Web Graphic Design

3

ART-265

Portfolio

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

            

Total Credits

15

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