Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Arts Technology
The Graphic Arts Technology program prepares tech-savvy students for the multitude of positions available in the graphic arts industry. Students who enroll in this program gain competencies in various graphic related technologies that support the production and manipulation of graphic and text content. Much of the curriculum is devoted to the hands-on, practical use of image manipulation and image creation software to produce a wide variety of projects such as flyers, posters and T-shirts. Graduates also walk away with an understanding of how to work with different file formats, document preparation and image development for a designated workflow. MACC also offers a 32 credit hour certificate and a Certificate of Specialization option in this field.
This academic map is a semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.
*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.
^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).
ART100 Color Theory -- 3
***The art course (ART105 or ART112) that is not taken as a required course may be taken as a directed elective option.