Academic Programs

Graphic Design

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Graphic Design program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and a portfolio needed for employment as a designer. This field involves the use of specialized software combined with creativity, design, and problem solving skills to create visual communication.

This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to be competitive in this field. It is completed with an internship in the graphic design field that allows the student to transfer academic skills to a professional environment. Students and graduates of the Graphic Design program have won numerous design awards in the creative industry. Employment of graphic designers is expected to grow as demand for graphic design continues to increase from advertisers, publishers, and computer design firms.

Graduates may be employed as graphic designers at newspapers, print shops, advertising agencies, multimedia shops, web design shops, corporations or non-profit agencies. About 25 percent of designers are self-employed. Many courses include hands-on lab hours with one-on-one assistance from the instructors.

Credits may transfer, in whole or in part, to two- and four-year programs for continued education in a related field.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
GRA 131 Digital Layout.............................................................. 3
GRA 140 Digital Imaging............................................................ 3
GRA 201 Design Principles I...................................................... 3
GRA 241 Creative Career Seminar............................................. 1
SMM 101 Social Media Explored................................................ 3
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
GRA 132 Digital Layout II........................................................... 3
GRA 180 Interactive Design....................................................... 3
GRA 207 Design Principles II..................................................... 3
GRA 209 Vector Drawing........................................................... 3
GRA 208 Creative Career Seminar II.......................................... 1
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
ART 186 Digital Photography.................................................... 3
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
GRA 141 Digital Imaging II......................................................... 3
GRA 173 Typography................................................................. 3
GRA 202 Portfolio I.................................................................... 3
GRA 248 Interactive Publications.............................................. 1
GRA 286 Creative Media............................................................ 3
GRA 325 Digital Color Theory.................................................... 3
GRA 203 Portfolio II.................................................................... 3
GRA 240 Project Management for Creative Careers................. 2
GRA 246 Design Concepts and Trends..................................... 3
GRA 255 Motion Media Design I................................................ 3
GRA 700 Capstone for Creative Careers................................... 1
GRA 932 Internship.................................................................... 2

Program Total............................................................ 69

Contacts

Lynne Wilcke, Ext 1203, Room A146, lynne.wilcke@witcc.edu
Lana Brown, Ext 1410, Room A146, lana.brown@witcc.edu
Michael Rohlena MFA, Ext. 3217, Room B110, michael.rohlena@witcc.edu
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