Graphic & Web Design

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Graphic & Web Design
Associate of Applied Science
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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1. 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.

2. Concept: Graduates apply design concepts to produce successful visual solutions to assigned problems.

3. Communication: Graduates articulate the vision behind their creative work and explain and defend their solutions.

4. Technical: Graduates apply skills in industry-specific computer software programs to produce concrete projects.

5. Professionalism: Graduates demonstrate an understanding of industry standards, professional practices and ethics in their work and self-presentation.

Program Courses

Core Courses
GD105 Survey of Graphic Design
GD107 Introduction to Design Applications
GD108 Digital Photography for Designers
GD109 Digital Illustration
GD110 Introduction to Typography: Traditional
GD211 Digital Pre-Press
GD212 Typography: Hierarchy
GD203 Digital Layout
GD207 Corporate Identity
GD302 Portfolio I
GD306 Graphic Design Associate Portfolio Final Review (2 credits)

Supporting Courses
ART100 Design Fundamentals
ART102 Observational Drawing
ART110 Color Theory
DPH242 Image Manipulation
WDIM230 Fundamentals of Authoring
WDIM110 Designing for Multimedia Display

General Education Courses
GEN101 English I
GEN105 Effective Speaking
GEN150 Mathematical Concepts and Connections

Program Electives

Humanities & Fine Arts 200-Level Elective
Physical & Life Science 200-Level Elective
Social Science 200-Level Elective


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Note: The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg 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.