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2016-2017 Online Catalog 
2016-2017 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, A.A.

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Program Description

Option offered through Liberal Arts

This program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Students will be provided with a theoretical and practical understanding of the commercial art area of graphic design. Utilizing skills and techniques learned through a combination of lecture/studio experience, students are introduced to the various aspects of the graphic communication process.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, both orally and in writing, an understanding of the theoretical skills involved in creating visuals, combining images and typography;
  • Create visuals which utilize both images and typography;
  • Utilize the tools of digital design including computer and design software to prepare graphic examples;
  • Demonstrate, both orally and in writing, an understanding of the critical and aesthetic essentials seen throughout the history of graphic design;
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrates competency in graphic design.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a related program at a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

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