Students will design creative solutions using industry-standard software. In addition to General Education requirements, study will take place at three levels: core foundational design training, concentrated study in graphic design, and software-based and/or topic based study in specialized areas. Technical software training is done partly online with leading industry partners. This can be self-paced, allowing students to review lessons and establish the self-directed, life-long learner skills that the continually changing industry requires. This learning model also allows for greater focus on development of creative, conceptual skills and team collaboration skills in the classroom. Early advising is strongly recommended for this program.
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Students are required to maintain a final grade of 2.0 (75%) in each VCT foundational course in order to progress to the next class. If you receive a grade below 2.0, you will be required to either retake the class or pursue an advisor’s waiver.
AAAS Degree (112-121 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 112-121 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
General Education Requirements - 15-20 Credits
VCT Foundation Requirements - 65 Credits
Digital Graphics Foundations
Includes self-paced, online technical training component
* Challenge Tests are available to place out of VCT 124 & VCT 125
Degree Concentration Requirements - 20 Credits
Media History (Choose One) (5 Credits)
**Includes self-paced, online technical training component
Degree Specialization Requirements (12-16 Credits)
Includes self-paced, online technical training component
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits of specialization coursework. Specialization courses consist of three parts: seminar, collaborative lab sessions, and online specialized software training and/or topic-based training with online industry training partners. A Faculty/Student Advising session is required for placement into this set of courses
Examples of Specialization Software Training:
Examples of Topic-Based Training
Storyboarding, Matte Painting, Matchmoving, Digital Art, Event Design, Packaging, Interface Design, Effects, Compositing, Modeling, Digital Printing, Character Rigging, Project Management, etc
Choose 3-4 of the following courses:
Design Studio/Portfolio: VCT 205 , VCT 206 , VCT 207 **
AdobeCS Studio/Portfolio: VCT 215 , VCT 216 , VCT 217 **
Interactive Studio/Portfolio: VCT 225 , VCT 226 , VCT 227 **
Autodesk Studio/Portfolio: VCT 235 , VCT 236 , VCT 237 **
Video Studio/Portfolio: VCT 245 , VCT 246 , VCT 247 **
** Includes self-paced, online technical training component.
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Graphic Design & Production Art -What is it?
Graphic Design is all around us. It plays an essential role in our daily lives. In today’s world, communication is increasingly visual. Technology brings us capabilities to deliver visual content that is not just printed, but also interactive. This content needs to be organized in useable forms. Graphic designers are needed to create the interfaces, web pages, advertisements, marketing and branding materials, environmental way finding and more. Methods used for visual communication continue to evolve at a fast pace. As students learn to use the latest software tools for design, they must also learn to use the most important tool: their creative minds. The ability to conceptualize and “ideate” is a necessary survival skill in any creative industry.
Students who successfully complete this program-by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Effectively use concept development procedures in visual communication problem solving.
- Select and organize design elements including letter forms, illustrations, typography and other graphic images and effectively use art elements such as line, shape, color, value, texture and form in the development of visual images for a variety of media.
- Apply principles of audience and market analysis, conduct research and develop resources in the production of desktop publishing, graphic design, illustration, electronic paste-up, scanning and manipulation of images, and multimedia productions
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Graphic Design & Production Art?
Graduates may find entry-level work in creating logos, annual reports, identity materials, packaging, signage, illustration, infographics, animation projects; assisting senior graphic designers and art directors; producing layouts and presentations, preparing comprehensives for production, developing web and multimedia projects and presentations.
Potential employers include: Design studios, advertising agencies, retail, corporate, and in-house visual support departments, game and animation studios, advertising or marketing agencies, public relations firms, printing and prepress departments and publishing houses (newspaper, magazine, book). For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696