Skip to main content
Scottsdale Community College - Learn. Grow. Achieve
Fetching Content....

AAS - Graphic Design: Visual Communication

Array
(
    [ac] => 
    [award] => AAS
    [cips_code] => 50.0409
    [col_mor] => 
    [colleges] => 
    [comps] => Array
        (
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Demonstrate and apply knowledge of computer techniques and art presentation methods. (ADA/ART169)
                    [row_1] => Create electronic two-dimensional design images using traditional methods of visual problem solving. (ADA/ART169)
                    [row_2] => Use the computer to produce output-ready graphic designs using appropriate page layout program. (ADA/ART175)
                    [row_3] => Use the computer to produce and manipulate photographic imagery for print and graphic design production. (ADA/ART177)
                    [row_4] => Present an historical overview of graphic design and typography including identification of key works in a variety of media, and descriptions of various tools, techniques, and materials used in creating visual communication pieces. (ARH110)
                    [row_5] => Describe key developments in the history of typography. (ART103)
                    [row_6] => Use computer generated typography with an understanding of type anatomy and use it effectively in visual communication. (ART103)
                    [row_7] => Identify the fundamentals of marketing as they apply to the graphic designer. (ART104)
                    [row_8] => Evaluate various digital marketing tools and methods for our complex marketing segments. (ART104)
                    [row_9] => Describe the use of digital color and color profiles. (ART114)
                    [row_10] => Use the computer to conceptualize, visualize and produce art. (ART169, ART175, ART177, ART181)
                    [row_11] => Use tools of the trade and principles of design to produce layouts, for a variety of graphic design projects. (ART181)
                    [row_12] => Evaluate goals and objectives and develop a self-promotion package. (ART248)
                    [row_13] => Apply communication objectives in interviewing and practice solid business ethics and etiquette. (ART248)
                    [row_14] => Develop and use presentation skills for the creation of various portfolio formats. (ART248)
                    [row_15] => Use digital prepress concepts and techniques to design, create, and evaluate electronic files for successful output to various devices. (ART291)
                )

            [type] => list
            [track] => 0
        )

    [description] => The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Design: Visual Communication is designed for students who plan to enter the field of Design. Program is designed to provide students with training in fine art foundations, design principles, and in computer-generated design including layout, illustrations, typeface, color principles, photographic manipulation, and prepress ready graphic design. 
    [final_term] => 9999
    [first_term] => 2015 Spring
    [first_term_semester] => Spring
    [first_term_year] => 2015
    [gba] => June 24, 2014
    [gpa] => 2.0
    [ic] => Art (17)
    [id] => 74702
    [init_col] => Scottsdale Community College
    [last_updated] => 04/02/2014
    [major] => 3052
    [occ_area] => Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
    [prereq_cred] => 0-1
    [prereq] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART100
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Introduction to Computer Graphic Art (1) OR
                                    [colspan] => 2
                                )

                        )

                    [row_1] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Permission of Department
                                    [colspan] => 2
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  0-1
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [prog_avail] => 
    [prog_notes] => Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program. 
 
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.
    [req_crs_cred] => 30
    [req_crs] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ADA/ART169
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Two-Dimensional Computer Design
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_1] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ADA/ART175
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Electronic Publishing Design I
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_2] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ADA/ART177
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Computer-Photographic Imaging
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_3] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ARH110
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => History of Graphic Design
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_4] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART103
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Typography in the Digital Age
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_5] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART104
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Cross-Media Marketing for Designers
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_6] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART114
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Digital Color
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_7] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART181
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Graphic Design I
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_8] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART248
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Graphic Design Self Promotion
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_9] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART291
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Digital Prepress
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [rest_elect_cred] => 11
    [rest_elect] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ADA/ART289
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Computer Illustration
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_1] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART142
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Introduction to Digital Photography
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_2] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART/COM/STO150
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Digital Storytelling
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_3] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART182
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Graphic Design II
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_4] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ADA/ART183
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Computer Aided Graphic Arts I
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_5] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART/MMT190
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Art of Website Design
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_6] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART215
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Advanced Electronic Publishing
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                    [row_7] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => ART296++
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Cooperative Education (any suffixed course)
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  1-4
                                )

                        )

                    [row_8] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => CIS133DA
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Internet/Web Development Level I
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [free_elect_cred] => 
    [free_elect] => Array
        (
            [empty] => 1
        )

    [gen_ed_cred] => 19-24
    [gen_ed_core_cred] => 12-17
    [first_year_comp_cred] => 6
    [first_year_comp] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.
                                    [colspan] => 2
                                )

                            [col_2] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  6
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [oral_com_cred] => 3
    [oral_com] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
                                    [colspan] => 3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [crit_reading_cred] => 0-3
    [crit_reading] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => CRE101
                                )

                            [col_1] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => College Critical Reading (3) OR
                                    [colspan] => 2
                                )

                        )

                    [row_1] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
                                    [colspan] => 3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [math_cred] => 3-5
    [math] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] =>  Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
                                    [colspan] => 3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [gen_ed_dist_cred] => 7
    [hum_fine_arts_cred] => 0
    [hum_fine_arts] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Met by ARH110 in Required Courses area.
                                    [colspan] => 3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [soc_beh_sci_cred] => 3
    [soc_beh_sci] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
                                    [colspan] => 3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [nat_sci_cred] => 4
    [nat_sci] => Array
        (
            [type] => table
            [data] => Array
                (
                    [row_0] => Array
                        (
                            [col_0] => Array
                                (
                                    [data] => Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
                                    [colspan] => 3
                                )

                        )

                )

        )

    [title] => Graphic Design: Visual Communication
    [total_credits] => 60-66
    [url] => https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=74702
    [date_updated] => 01/05/2015
)
Description:
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Design: Visual Communication is designed for students who plan to enter the field of Design. Program is designed to provide students with training in fine art foundations, design principles, and in computer-generated design including layout, illustrations, typeface, color principles, photographic manipulation, and prepress ready graphic design.
Major Code: 3052
Award: AAS
First Term: 4152
Total Credits: 60-66
Last Updated: Jan 5th, 2015
Prerequisites:
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art (1) OR
Permission of Department 0-1
Required Courses: 30
ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
ADA/ART175 Electronic Publishing Design I 3
ADA/ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3
ARH110 History of Graphic Design 3
ART103 Typography in the Digital Age 3
ART104 Cross-Media Marketing for Designers 3
ART114 Digital Color 3
ART181 Graphic Design I 3
ART248 Graphic Design Self Promotion 3
ART291 Digital Prepress 3
Restricted Electives: 11 Credits
ADA/ART289 Computer Illustration 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART/COM/STO150 Digital Storytelling 3
ART182 Graphic Design II 3
ADA/ART183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I 3
ART/MMT190 Art of Website Design 3
ART215 Advanced Electronic Publishing 3
ART296++ Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) 1-4
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
Free Electives: None
General Education: 19-24 Credits
General Education Core: 12-17 Credits
First-Year Composition: 6 Credits
Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area. 6
Critical Reading: 0-3 Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Oral Communication: 3 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Mathematics: 3-5 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education Distributed: 7 Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 0 Credits
Met by ARH110 in Required Courses area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural Sciences: 4 Credits
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Program Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of computer techniques and art presentation methods. (ADA/ART169)
  2. Create electronic two-dimensional design images using traditional methods of visual problem solving. (ADA/ART169)
  3. Use the computer to produce output-ready graphic designs using appropriate page layout program. (ADA/ART175)
  4. Use the computer to produce and manipulate photographic imagery for print and graphic design production. (ADA/ART177)
  5. Present an historical overview of graphic design and typography including identification of key works in a variety of media, and descriptions of various tools, techniques, and materials used in creating visual communication pieces. (ARH110)
  6. Describe key developments in the history of typography. (ART103)
  7. Use computer generated typography with an understanding of type anatomy and use it effectively in visual communication. (ART103)
  8. Identify the fundamentals of marketing as they apply to the graphic designer. (ART104)
  9. Evaluate various digital marketing tools and methods for our complex marketing segments. (ART104)
  10. Describe the use of digital color and color profiles. (ART114)
  11. Use the computer to conceptualize, visualize and produce art. (ART169, ART175, ART177, ART181)
  12. Use tools of the trade and principles of design to produce layouts, for a variety of graphic design projects. (ART181)
  13. Evaluate goals and objectives and develop a self-promotion package. (ART248)
  14. Apply communication objectives in interviewing and practice solid business ethics and etiquette. (ART248)
  15. Develop and use presentation skills for the creation of various portfolio formats. (ART248)
  16. Use digital prepress concepts and techniques to design, create, and evaluate electronic files for successful output to various devices. (ART291)