Oct 28, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Graphic Design and Illustration, A.S.


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HEGIS: 5012.00
PROGRAM CODE: 21309
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Thomas Eaton

DEPARTMENT: ART

The Graphic Design and Illustration AS degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive program of study in the visual arts in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs or entry into a range of visual art professions. Concentrations in Animation and Graphic Design and Illustration, provide students the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest while developing a solid foundation in aspects of visual thinking, new technologies, and software applications through foundational courses and courses in liberal arts and sciences.     

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.


Select the Degree Map for your Concentration:

Degree Map for Graphic Design and Illustration, A.S. - Animation Concentration  

Degree Map for Graphic Design and Illustration, A.S. - Graphic Design and Illustration Concentration  

Degree Map for Graphic Design and Illustration, A.S. - UX Design Concentration   

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Graphic Design and Illustration degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. to identify the array of career paths available to this and related industries (Overview)
  2. be able to conceive a visual solution to a communications problem (Concept)
  3. discern between a resolved, well-designed, illustrated, etc., piece from a poorly designed one (Aesthetics)
  4. be able to employ a skill set to transition from an idea into print or digital media (Execution)
  5. create effective visual communications that are responsive to the needs of clients and their target audiences (Commercial Applications)
  6. create and maintain a professionally presented body of work (Portfolio)
  7. be able to critique work using an informed visual vocabulary (Presentation)

College Requirements:


English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):


When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any group

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course


B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Concentrations (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


Select one (1) of the following concentrations:

Graphic Design and Illustration (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


Electives:


0 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60


Notes:


An Internal Transfer Credit Articulation Agreement between the Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Workforce Development, Strategic Partnerships and Office of Continuing Education (WD/OCE) is in place for students who completed UX Design through WD/OCE and are matriculated in the A.S. Graphic Design and Illustration, UX Design Concentration. 

The articulation agreement and corosponding information is included in the following:

Internal Transfer Credit Articulation Agreement - UX Design  

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