Graphic Design Technology Associate in Applied Science

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable. 

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
DRW 1000 Drawing I3    
DSN 1000 Design I3    
ENG 1205 Writ Comm Skills for Bus Ind & Tech3    
GDT 1201 Introduction To Page Layout3    
GDT 1202 Photoshop I for Graphic Design3    
HPE 1000 Wellness1    
GDT 1203 Printing Technology  3  
GDT 1204 Web Design for Graphic Design  3  
GDT 1222 Introduction To Illustrator  3  
GDT 2006 Visual Communications I  3  
MTH 1206 Technical Mathematics I
or BUS 1230 Math for Business & Finance
  3  
SDT 1203 Job Seeking Skills  1  
GDT 2205 Graphic Design Internship I    1
Year Total: 16 16 1
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
GDT 2202 Photoshop II3    
GDT 2211 Design Solutions I3    
GDT 2216 Visual Communications II3    
GDT 2232 Illustrator II3    
Elective(s) (see below) 3    
GDT 2214 Multimedia I  3  
GDT 2221 Graphic Design Solutions II  3  
PSY 2200 Human Relations in The World of Work  3  
SPH 1204 Oral Communication Skills for Business, Industry & Technology  3  
Humanities/Fine Arts Group I, II, III or IV  3  
GDT 2206 Graphic Design Internship II    1
GDT 2207 Graphic Design Internship III    1
Year Total: 15 15 2
 
Total Units in Sequence:   65

Electives:

ART 1000, ART 1010, BUS 1010, DRW 1010, DSN 1010, HFA 1007, MKT 1210, PHO 2000
Prerequisite:  DSN 1000 & DRW 1000 are prerequisite and co-requisite. Internships (GDT 2205, GDT 2206, GDT 2207) may be taken singly or all at the same time for a total of 3 required hours.  While the first internship is listed for the summer following the first year, a student, with the permission of the program director, may take an internship prior to that time after the satisfactory completion of the first semester of work.

Marketability is determined by the creativity and quality of work exhibited in the graduate's portfolio. The Graphic Design program at IVCC guides students toward building a successful portfolio. Students who complete an AAS degree can seek immediate employment or can continue their education by taking advantage of articulation agreements to earn the Bachelors Degree with Western Illinois University in Chicago, Robert Morris College in Chicago and Peoria, Illinois State University and others. The 2+2 articulation agreements will allow program credits to transfer with junior status. Contact the Program Director, Francie Skoflanc at francie_skoflanc@ivcc.edu or a counselor if you have any further questions about the degree and transfer options.  

2/27/13