Degree Plans - Visual Communications (AAS)

Record details

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
2019-2020
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

 

PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography

 
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  

PHTC 1341 Color Photography I

 

IMED 2311 Portfolio Development

 

GRPH 2336 Prepress Techniques

 
IMED 2315 Web Design II  
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

IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media

3

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography

3

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I

3

ARTC 2348 Digital Publishing III

3

GRPH 1359 Vector Graphics for Production

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II

3

PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I

3

IMED 1316 Web Design I

3

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

3

XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy and Culture Core OR
XXXX x3xx Creative Arts Core

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

PHTC 1341 Color Photography I

3

IMED 2311 Portfolio Development

3

GRPH 2336 Prepress Techniques

3

IMED 2315 Web Design II

3

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I OR
MATH 1342 OR
MATH 1350 OR
MATH 1351 OR
MATH 1314 OR
MATH 1316 OR
MATH 1324

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.