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 YearCredits
FallSpring
FALL SEMESTER
ART 1002 Drawing I3  
ART 1005 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  
SPRING SEMESTER
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
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearCredits
FallSpring
FALL SEMESTER
GDT 2202 Photoshop II3  
GDT 2211 Design Solutions I4  
GDT 2216 Visual Communications II3  
GDT 2232 Illustrator II3  
Elective(s) (see below) 3  
SPRING SEMESTER
GDT 2214 Multimedia I  3
GDT 2221 Graphic Design Solutions II  4
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
Year Total: 16 16
 
Total Credit Hours:  64

Electives: ART 1000, ART 1010, BUS 1010, ART 1012, ART 1015, GDT 1207, MKT 1210, ART 1001.
ART 1002 and 1005 should be taken concurrently or previously to GDT 1201 and 1202.
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 WIU in Chicago, Robert Morris College in Chicago and Peoria, ISU 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.  5/12/17