Graphic Design

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Graphic & Web Design
Associate of Science
Published May 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes & Requirements

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  • Technical: Graduates apply skills in industry-specific computer software programs to produce concrete projects
  • Design: Graduates apply aesthetics and formal concepts of layout and design, including spatial relationships; communication effectiveness; interrelationships among imagery and text; balance; typography; and color theory.
  • Communication: Graduates articulate the vision behind their creative work and explain and defend their solutions -Concept: Graduates apply design concepts to produce successful visual solutions to assigned problems.
  • History / Concepts: Students will demonstrate design concepts and relate these to historical and contemporary trends and social context by producing successful visual solutions to assigned problems.
  • Professionalism: Graduates demonstrate an understanding of industry standards, professional practices and ethics in their work and self-presentation.


Program Courses

Program Courses

FND135 Introduction to Web Design
FNDA105 Design Fundamentals
FNDA110 Observational Drawing
FNDA120 Perspective Drawing
FNDA135 Image Manipulation
FNDA150 Digital Color Theory
G120 Life Drawing
G121 Concept Development
G131 Typography
G132 History and Analysis of Design
G210 Mixed Media
G211 Advanced Typography
G212 Electronic Design
G224 Design Principles
G230 Digital Illustration
G231 Corporate Identity
G312 Design and Technology
G313 Portfolio
G333 Packaging Design
GWDA101 Applications & Industry

General Education Courses

ART1000 Introduction to the Visual Arts
BIO1010 Introduction to Biology
COM1010 Introduction to Communications
COM3010 Advanced Communication
ENG1010 Composition and Language
MTH1010 College Math
Social Science Elective 2000+ level
Humanities Elective 2000+ level

91 quarter credits required for a Graphic Design Associate of Science degree

Program Electives

Program Electives

G320 Intermediate Illustration
G331 Contemporary Typography
G350 Web Scripting
G412 Advertising Design
GWDA308 Business of Graphic Design
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Note: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.