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Graphic Design, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

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.

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.

GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program required.

General Education Requirements - 15-20 Credits

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Choose either BTWRT 215  or ENGL& 101 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 102 , BUSTC 150 , MATH& 107 , MUSTC 106 .

Multicultural Understanding (3-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: HUM 105 , BUS 103 , CMST 203 .

Human Relations (2-5 Credits)

Choose either BUS 105  or CMST& 101 .

VCT Foundation Requirements - 65 Credits

Studio Foundations

Design/Production Foundations

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

Track Subjects

**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:
Fontographer, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Mudbox, ZBrush, Soft Image, Blender, Vue, Lightwave, Unity, Unreal Engine, C++, Javascript, iOS Dev, Premiere, Encore, After Effects, Fireworks, Joomia, Drupal, etc

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: ____________________________________________________

Program Advisor:

Alan Yates  206-533-6771 ayates@shoreline.edu Rm 2054
Christine Shafner  206-546-7628 cshafner@shoreline.edu Rm 2174
Claire Fant  206-533-6763 cfant@shoreline.edu Rm 2051

For Program Information:
Mary Bonar  206-546-4671 mbonar@shoreline.edu Rm 2057

Program Information:

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)
Website: http://shoreline.edu/programs/visual-communications-technology/

Plan code: DVCGDAPT

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