School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Graphic Communications and Design: A 7-Quarter Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Webster, TX Campus

Ready to make a change in your life, but not sure where to begin?

We Can Help

Objectives

This program exposes students to fundamental skills utilized in entry-level graphic design, visual communications and related positions. The program can help students explore communicating ideas and concepts through print and interactive multimedia communication. The program emphasizes creativity, visualization and critical thinking to help students generate technologically appropriate, functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions for graphic communications and design projects.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving graphic communications and design which may include the production of interactive multimedia, print media and other communications at a variety of organizations.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving graphic communications and design.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to the Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: computer systems, video cameras, printers and other common computer peripherals

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 35 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Quarter
Credit Hours
Scheduled
Units of
Course Time
of Classes
Program Total Credit Hours 93.0
Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes in the Program 1315
General Education Courses
AR1440T Art Appreciation 4.5 54
CO2520T Communications 4.5 54
EN1320T Composition I 4.5 67
EN1420T Composition II 4.5 54
ES2555T Survey of Economics 4.5 54
MA1210T College Mathematics I 4.5 54
Subtotal 27.0 337
Core Courses
DT1210T Rapid Visualization Techniques 4.5 67
GC1110T Fundamentals of Design 4.5 67
GC1220T Fundamentals of Typography 4.5 67
GC1320T Advanced Photoshop 4.5 67
GC1330T 3D Modeling Techniques 4.5 67
GC1430T Video Production Techniques 4.5 67
GC1435T Interactive Design with Flash 4.5 67
GC2520T Sustainable Graphic Design 4.5 67
GC2530T Animation 4.5 67
GC2620T Digital Prepress and Production Processes 4.5 67
GC2630T Graphic Design for the Web 4.5 67
GC2799T Graphic Communications and Design Capstone Project 4.5 72
Subtotal 54.0 809
General Studies Courses
GS1140T Problem Solving Theory 4.5 54
GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional 4.5 67
GS2745T Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional 3.0 48
Subtotal 12.0 169

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

 
  Enter your first name

Meet a Graduate

Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

Meet Paul


Program of Study Information Federal Disclosure


"I get to design something and I actually get to see the things that I create affect the lives of multiple people."
- Russell Allred, 2009
What can ITT Tech offer you?
Find Out Today