Associate of Occupational Science in Graphic & Web Design

This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program
Delivery Method: On-Ground Modality Online
Campus: Minneapolis Campus Only

Graphic & Web Design is a four-semester program designed to prepare students for employment in the fields of graphic design and web design. Target careers include graphic designer, production artist, web designer, content coordinator, wed developer, and UI/UX architect. These positions can be found at design firms, web development companies, interactive media companies, the publications departments of larger corporations and public agencies, and among independent contractors serving these businesses.  Students in the Graphic and Web Design program develop a solid grounding in design principles covering drawing, layout, color, and typography, user interface and user experience design, and a strong foundation in the standard web scripting languages and coding skills. Students put these principles to work using a suite of industry-standard software applications, including Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, and Adobe InDesign®. Coursework includes classes in graphic design for both analog and digital outputs, web design, user interface and user experience design, as well as basic tool use with standard software and coding languages used in graphic and web design, and portfolio development, while nontechnical classes cover essential concepts of written and oral communication and math and social sciences. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-ofclass activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a graphic and web design related positions.

Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. The creation of a variety of 2D images using a variety of tools.
  2. The creation of websites with strong emphasis on coding skills.
  3. The development of UI/UX skills.
  4. The ability to publish a variety of design assets in a variety of ways.

Course Code

Course Title

Contact Hours

Semester
Credit
Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

 

 

GD101

Graphic Design I

52.5

3.0

GD105

Iterative Process

45

2.0

GD115

Color Theory

52.5

3.0

GD200

Graphic Design II

52.5

3.0

GD205

Photography

52.5

3.0

GD215

Visual Communication

45

2.0

GD225

Professional Practice

52.5

3.0

GD250

Culminating Projects

75

4.0

UI101

UI/UX Design I

52.5

3.0

UI200

UI/UX Design II

52.5

3.0

VA101

Digital Tools

52.5

3.0

VA105

Drawing

75

3.0

WD101 

Web Design I

75

3.0

WD150 

Web Design II

75

3.0

WD200

Web Design III

75

3.0

 

Total

885

44.0

 

General Education Requirements

 

 

HU113

Introduction to College Writing and Research

45

3.0

HU115

Art History Survey

45

3.0

HU122

Literature: Genre Study

45

3.0

HU125

Speech Communications

45

3.0

MA203

Technical Math

45

3.0

MS114

Media and Society

45

3.0

SO115

Introduction to Sociology

45

3.0

 

Total

315

21.0

 

Grand Total

1,200

65.0

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