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Degree Plans - Visual Communications (AAS)

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The Visual Communications program is an excellent career choice for those who are creative and like to think outside of the box. We offer you extensive training in everything from graphic design to photography.

Let our expert professors teach you how to use industry-specific software to create quality products, as well as techniques used heavily in the industry. Class sizes are small, which makes for a close-knit atmosphere and allows you to really absorb training, all while building a substantial portfolio for the job market.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to seek entry-level employment as an advertising designer, computer artist, freelance artist, graphic designer, layout artist or photographer.

Let your creativity soar and join the TJC Visual Communications program today.

Catalog Year
2020-2021
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 45 Credits  

PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography

   

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design

   

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I

   

IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media

   
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I    
ARTC 2348 Digital Publishing III    
GRPH 1359 Vector Graphics for Production    
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II    

PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I

   
IMED 1316 Web Design I    

IMED 2311 Portfolio Development

   
IMED 2315 Web Design II    
ARTC 1327 Typography    
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media    
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I    
General Education Requirements 15 Credits  
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 45
General Education Requirements: 15
Total Semester Hours: 60
 

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography

3

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design

3

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I

3

ARTC 1327 Typography

3

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I

3

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I

3

ARTC 2348 Digital Publishing III

3

GRPH 1359 Vector Graphics for Production

3

IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II

3

IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I

3

IMED 1316 Web Design I

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

XXXX x3xx MATH Core

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media

3

IMED 2311 Portfolio Development

3

XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy & Culture OR Creative Arts core

3

IMED 2315 Web Design II

3

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.

ARTC 2388, Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art, can be substituted for one course in the degree plan with the approval of the department chair when a suitable internship experience is available.