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Graphic & Web Design
Associate of Applied Science
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

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• Design - Graduates will demonstrate versatile, aesthetic solutions of layout and design. This includes proper understanding and usage of; space, line, color, shape, texture, form and value. Typographic and photographic hierarchy structures will also be considered

• Conceptual - Graduates will demonstrate conceptual thinking through work that reflects historical and contemporary trends by answering design problems with creative visuals and writings

• Visual Communication - Graduates will express a clear message to specific demographics using various mediums

• Professional Presentation - Graduates will articulate their chosen design direction and solution by communicating their mastery knowledge of graphic design, problem solving, ethics and industry standards in a visual presentation

Program Courses

Total Credit Hours: 90
Program-specific Courses: 66 Credits

  • GWDA101 Applications and Industry
  • GWDA102 Rapid Visualization
  • GWDA103 Digital Illustration
  • GWDA105 Concept Design
  • GWDA111 Introduction to Layout Design
  • GWDA112 Typography - Traditional
  • GWDA122 Typography - Hierarchy
  • GWDA133 Fundamentals of Web Design
  • GWDA202 Interface Design
  • GWDA203 Pre-Press and Production
  • GWDA209 Portfolio I
  • GWDA212 Typography - Expressive and Experimental
  • GWDA222 Intermediate Layout Design
  • GWDA252 Advanced Layout Design
  • GWDA272 Corporate Identity
  • GWDA273 Intermediate Web Design
  • GWDA308 Business of Graphic Design
  • FND105 Design Fundamentals
  • FND110 Observational Drawing
  • FND135 Image Manipulation
  • FND150 Digital Color Theory
  • PHOA101 Principles of Photography

General Education: 24 Credits

  • MAT100 College Mathematics
  • COM101 Oral Communication
  • PSY101 Psychology
  • ENG104 Composition
  • GE2084 Writing II
  • GE2134 Survey of Art History


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Note: The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham (a campus of South University) 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.