Recommended Three-Year Track

Graphic Design, AAS  (68 Credit Hours)

Recommended Three-Year Track -- Starting in a Fall Semester

IMPORTANT! Please note that students enrolling in the Qualifier semester will enroll in the CDTP sections identified in the credit class search as a Graphic Design Qualifier semester section. The content of these CDTP sections places emphasis on the Graphic Design career specific application of the Adobe Creative Suite to industry standards for print production and is reserved for students enrolling in the Qualifier semester courses.

We recommend that you enroll in these five week CDTP classes in sequence in the Qualifier semester.

Fall 1 (Prerequisite and Corequisite requirements)
ENGL 121 Composition I 3 Cr.  
ART 124 Design 2D 3 Cr. CDTP 145, corequisite/prerequisite
GDES 120 Intro to GDES 3 Cr.  
CDTP 145 DTI I: Illustrator 1 Cr.  
CDTP 135 DTPM I: Photoshop 1 Cr.  
CDTP 140 DTP I: InDesign 1 Cr.  
   12 Cr.  
    
Spring 1
ART 127 Design 3D 3 Cr. ART 124
ART 129 Design Color 3 Cr. CDTP 135, corequisite/prerequisite
GDES 140 Technical Process 3 Cr.  CDTP 145, CDTP 135, CDTP 140
  Econ/Social Science 3 Cr.  
   12 Cr.  
    
Fall 2
GDES 130 Drawing & Media Methods 1 3 Cr. ART 124, GDES 120, CDTP 145, CDTP 135, CDTP 140
GDES 132 Typography 3 Cr. ART 124, GDES 120, CDTP 145, CDTP 135, CDTP 140
  Science and/or math elective 3 Cr.  
  Humanities 3 Cr.  
   12 Cr.  
    
Spring 2
GDES 131 Drawing & Media Methods 2 3 Cr. GDES 130
GDES 134 Layout Design (S) 3 Cr. GDES 132
  Physical Education 1 Cr.  
   7 Cr.  
CWEB 105 IWP: Dreamweaver + 1 Cr.  

NOTE: Working knowledge of CWEB 105-Introduction to Web Pages; Dreamweaver is highly recommended for successful performance in and completion of the Fall 3 and Spring 3 semester courses in the Graphic Design curriculum. We recommend that you enroll in CWEB 105 in the spring or summer semester prior to the fall semester you are enrolled in GDES 231.

 Fall 3
GDES 230 Drawing & Media Methods 3 (F) 3 Cr. GDES 131, GDES 132, GDES 134
GDES 231 Advanced Typography (F) 3 Cr. GDES 134, working knowledge of CWEB 105
GDES 235 Production Methods (F) 3 Cr. GDES 134, GDES 140
  Humanities 3 Cr.  
   12 Cr.  
Spring 3
GDES 236 Electronic Production (S) 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231, GDES 235
GDES 244 Communication Systems (S) 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231, GDES 235
GDES 245 Adv. Design Practice (S) 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231, GDES 235
GDES 272 Professional Preparation* 3 Cr.  
  Tech/Studio Elective 1 Cr. Technical/Studio Electives
   13 Cr.  

* The student must have completed all required studio courses in the GDES Program prior to the semester for which he/she is enrolling in Professional Preparation OR is co-enrolled in all fourth semester studio courses.

(F) Course offered in Fall semester only
(S) Course offered in Spring semester only

NOTE: Students cannot complete the GDES program by attending night classes and Saturday classes only.

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