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Applied Graphic Design Technology
2014 - 2015 Graphic Design and Web Program Information

 

Also see, Photography, Commercial


Program Options:
AAS – Graphic Design

              Print Track
             Web Track

Certificate – Graphic Design
              Print Track
             Web Track

MSAA – Graphic Design
MSAA – Web-Interactive Media



For over twenty years, the Communication Design department (formerly Applied Graphic Design Technology) at Collin has offered industry-standard education in the creative service fields of animation, digital video, graphic design, web and interactive design. All full-time faculty have industry experience and all associate faculty are practicing professionals. Current industry practices and standards are a central component of classroom instruction. There is an elective option for the most diligent students to earn credit through local industry internships. Guest speakers from industry are featured on an on-going basis.

This program's overall emphasis is on traditional graphic design and art direction concepts applied to technical skills for print and web media. The Print Track focuses on strong concept development skills and production techniques in print and other media. The Web Track focuses on website development, web animation and interactive media. Both tracks prepare students for careers in advertising, commercial art and visual communication.



AAS – Graphic Design
Print Track

72 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1305       Basic Graphic Design
ARTC    1325       Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTS     1316       Drawing I
ARTV    1211       Storyboard
ENGL     1301       Composition I
MATH
    1332       Math for Liberal Arts I
                            (See Mathematics / Natural Sciences Options)

Second Semester
ARTC    1302       Digital Imaging I
ARTC    1353       Computer Illustration I
ARTC    2311       History of Communication Graphics
ARTV    1303       Basic Animation
IMED     1316       Web Design I

Third Semester
ARTC    1313       Digital Publishing I
ARTC    1327       Typography
ARTC    2305       Digital Imaging II – Photoshop 1



SECOND YEAR
First Semester
A
RTC    1321       Illustration Techniques I
ARTC    1349       Art Direction I
ARTC    2347       Design Communication II
ARTS     2348       Digital Photography I 2
PHED / DANC       Any 1 credit hour activity course
                               (See PHED / DANC Options)
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication
                               (See Speech Options)

Second Semester
ARTC    2335       Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (Capstone)
ARTC    2349       Art Direction II
ARTS     1301       Art Appreciation
                              (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
PSYC     2301       General Psychology
                              (See Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

1.   May substitute ARTC-2340
2.   May substitute ARTS-2356 or PHTC-1311

*    Technical
Elective (3 credit hours): ARTC-2301, ARTC-2305, ARTC-2340,

      ARTS-1317, ARTV-1345, ARTV-2301, FLMC-1331, GRPH-1380 or IMED-2315



AAS – Graphic Design
Web Track

72 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1305       Basic Graphic Design
ARTC    1325       Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTS     1316       Drawing I
ARTV    1211       Storyboard
ENGL     1301       Composition I
MATH
    1332       Math for Liberal Arts I
                                (See Mathematics / Natural Sciences Options)

Second Semester
ARTC    1302       Digital Imaging I
ARTC    1353       Computer Illustration I
ARTC    2311       History of Communication Graphics
ARTV    1303       Basic Animation
IMED     1316       Web Design I

Third Semester
ARTC    1313       Digital Publishing I
ARTC    1327       Typography
ARTV    2301       2-D Animation I


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1349       Art Direction I
ARTS     2348       Digital Photography I 1
ARTV    1343       Digital Sound
IMED     2315       Web Design II
PHED / DANC       Any 1 credit hour activity course
                              (See PHED / DANC Options)
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication
                                (See Speech Options)

Second Semester
ARTC    2335       Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (Capstone)
ARTC    2349       Art Direction II
ARTS     1301       Art Appreciation
                                (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
PSYC     2301       General Psychology
                                (See Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE *

1.   May substitute ARTS-2356 or PHTC-1311

*    Technical Elective (3 credit hours): ARTC-2305,
ARTC-2340, ARTC-2347,
      ARTS-1317, ARTV-1345, ARTV-2330, FLMC-1331, GRPH-1380 or IMED-2359



Certificate – Graphic Design
Print Track

41 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1305       Basic Graphic Design
ARTC    1325       Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTC    2311       History of Communication Graphics
ARTS     1316       Drawing I
ARTV    1211       Storyboard

Second Semester
ARTC    1302       Digital Imaging I
ARTC    1353       Computer Illustration I
ARTV    1303       Basic Animation
IMED     1316       Web Design I


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1313       Digital Publishing I
ARTC    1327       Typography
ARTC    1349       Art Direction I

Second Semester
ARTC    2335       Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (Capstone)
ARTC    2349       Art Direction II



Certificate – Graphic Design
Web Track

41 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1305       Basic Graphic Design
ARTC    1325       Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTC    2311       History of Communication Graphics
ARTS     1316       Drawing I
ARTV    1211       Storyboard

Second Semester
ARTC    1302       Digital Imaging I
ARTC    1353       Computer Illustration I
ARTV    1303       Basic Animation
IMED     1316       Web Design I


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1327       Typography
ARTC    1349       Art Direction I
ARTV    2301       2-D Animation I

Second Semester
ARTC    2335       Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (Capstone)
IMED     2315       Web Design II



MSAA – Graphic Design

12 credit hours

ARTC    1302       Digital Imaging I
ARTC    1313       Digital Publishing I
ARTC    1353       Computer Illustration I
ELECTIVE *

*  Elective (3 credit hours): ARTC-2305, ARTC-2340 or ARTC-2347

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.




MSAA – Web-Interactive Media

14 credit hours
ARTC    1302       Digital Imaging I
ARTV    1211       Storyboard
IMED     1316       Web Design I
ELECTIVE *
ELECTIVE *

*  Electives (6 credit hours): ARTC-1353, ARTV-1303, ARTV-2301 or IMED-2315


Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.

 


 

 

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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Contact Information
Department Chair:
Laura Flores
SCC - K241
972.578.5527


Academic Advisors:
John Ciccia
CPC - D117G
972.578.5563


Samantha Dean
SCC - G122
972.881.5190