Graphic Design Technology (AS 2011)
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
This degree program is designed to prepare the student to enter the graphic design field, especially as it relates to the printing industry.
Each student will develop a portfolio, crucial for employment, while enrolled in the program. Course content includes design fundamentals, Macintosh computer applications, typography, photography and color design.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Program/Interview Counseling: Students are required to seek advisement from the graphic design department chair to ensure that they enroll in the necessary courses to graduate on schedule.
A grade of C or higher is required to advance in the program. All Macintosh computer courses must to be taken within five years of graduation or must be repeated. For exceptions, see department chair. Students should be prepared to take day, evening and summer courses to complete their degree requirements.
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Victoria Martin, martinv@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3924
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|General Education||Credits: 15|
|ARH1000||Art Appreciation *||3|
|ENC1101||College Composition 1||3|
|Any course from Mathematics - Area III|
|SPC1017||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|Any course from Social Science - Area V (SYG 2000 recommended)**|
|Required Courses||Credits: 36|
|ART1201C||Design Fundamentals (a) (b) *||3|
|ART1205C||Color Design (a) (b) *||3|
|ART1300C||Drawing 1 (a) (b) *||3|
|GRA2171C||Portfolio Composition *||3|
|GRA1190C||Graphic Design 1 *||3|
|GRA2100C||Introduction to Macintosh Graphics||3|
|GRA2121C||Publication Design 1||3|
|GRA2191C||Graphic Design 2 *||3|
|PGY1401C||Introduction to Photography (a) *||3|
|Electives - Choose 13 credits||Credits: 13|
|COP2822||Web Page Design (b)||3|
|GRA2122C||Publication Design 2||3|
|GRA2131C||Multimedia Graphics (a) (b)||3|
|GRA2160C||Multimedia Animation (a) (b)||3|
|GRA2144C||Graphic Web Design (b)||3|
|GRA2940||Graphic Design Internship||3|
|GRA2132C||Multimedia Design (a)||3|
|GRA2136C||Multimedia Video Editing (a)||3|
|PGY2801C||Digital Photography 1||3|
|Total Program Credits: 64|
|(a) Students completing these courses can apply for and receive the Multimedia Arts
College Credit Certificate. Those certificate students going onto the AS degree would
reduce their elective courses to 1 credit.
(b) Students completing these courses can apply for and receive the Web Design College Credit Certificate. Those certificate students going on to complete the AS degree may substitute GRA 2131 for the required course GRA 2100C and will reduce their elective courses to 1 credit.
* These courses articulate with the B.F.A. Graphic Design Program at Florida Atlantic University.
** Students planning to participate in the transfer agreement with Florida Atlantic University must take MAC 1105 and SYG 2000 to be considered.
Students who complete this program may find work as graphic designers, artists, web page designers, illustrators, preflight administrator service providers, art directors, freelance designers or junior designers.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.
In addition, the Graphic Design program is approved for transfer to Florida Atlantic University's B.F.A. Graphic Design program. Courses with an asterisk indicate transferability to FAU. For information on transfer agreements, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Transfer.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
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