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MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Penn Valley

Program coordinator:
Darlene Town, 816.604.4757

IMPORTANT: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

A.A.S. Graphic Design

A.A.S. Graphic Design (PDF)

General Education Requirements
ART 110 Drawing I 3
ART 157 History of Graphic Design 3
COMM 100
COMM 112
COMM 102
COMM 223
Fundamentals of Speech or
Introduction to Mass Communication or
Fundamentals of Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
3
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Intro to U. S. National Politics
3
ANTH 110
PSYC 140
SOCI 160
Cultural Anthropology or
General Psychology or
Introduction to Sociology
3
Specific Program Requirements
ART 103 Design Foundations 3
ART 123 Color Theory 3
GDES 110 Digital Design Applications I 3
GDES 115 Introduction to Graphic Arts* 3
GDES 150 Digital Design Applications II* 3
GDES 160 Graphic Design I* 3
GDES 210 Graphic Design II* 3
GDES 220 Graphic Design File Preparation* 3
GDES 245 Web Design I* 3
GDES 250 Graphic Design III* 3
GDES 255 Web Design II* 3
GDES 264 Graphic Design Portfolio & Practice* 3
ART 247
GDES 280
Digital Imaging or
Advanced Color Correction*
3
ART 250
ART 254
Printmaking or
Silk Screen Printing I
3
ART or GDES Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Required 63

Recommended Art Electives:

Graphic Design

GDES 280 Adv. Color Correction
GDES 290 GD Internship
ART 139 Film/Darkroom Photography
ART 247 Digital Imaging
ART 242 Photography II
ART 280 Spec. Studies (in GD)

Illustration

ART 105 Digital Foundations
ART 270 Illustration*
ART 111 Drawing II
ART 112 Drawing III
ART 113 Drawing IV
ART 220 Painting I
ART 221 Painting II
ART 222 Painting III

Transfer

ART 111 Drawing II
ART 220 Painting I
ART 170 Ceramics

* These courses are only offered on the MCC-Penn Valley campus