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2023-2024 Course Catalog

Graphic Design & Production, AAS


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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5940
CIP Code: 50.0409

Program Description

The Graphic Design & Production Program at Century College prepares students to use a creative design process to develop ideas into clear and purposeful communication that informs, markets and promotes. Using a hands-on approach, students develop the skills and confidence to take a variety of publications from concept to finished product. Projects include corporate identity, packaging, publishing, advertising, signage, and information graphics.

This program is part of the Visual Communications Careers (VCC) area and is designed to provide you with the skills you need to enter a career once you have completed the degree. Although the A.A.S. degree is not designed for transfer to a four-year school, your general education and liberal arts courses typically do transfer. Some of your career-oriented courses may also transfer to specific majors at certain schools through the petition process.

Program Prerequisites

None

Special Instructions

None

Program Requirements


Total Credits: 41


Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


Select 3 credits from 3DMA, GRDP, PHOT, WEBD, ART, MKTG, BMGT, COMM, HUM, THTR, MUSC

Total Credits: 3


MnTC/General Education Requirements


Goal 1: Communication


Goal 2: Critical Thinking


Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning


Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences


Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts


Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals


Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 16


MnTC Elective Requirements


None

Additional Elective Requirements


None

Additional Requirements


None

Program Information


General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy 3.17.0.1

Program Note

None

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. Articulation agreements exist with Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, and Minnesota State University - Moorhead.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:
  • Use a creative design process to conceptualize and create client-based projects that solve real-world communication problems.
  • Apply the formal elements and principles of visual design, color theory, information hierarchy, and typography to successfully communicate narratives, concepts, emotions, and identities across a variety of media.
  • Effectively use contemporary tools and technologies in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages.
  • Appreciate art/design history and adapt and synthesize examples for use in contemporary contexts for creative and effective communication.
  • Create visual communication solutions that speak to diverse audiences and contexts.
  • Confidently participate in professional design practice including the ability to organize and design projects within a collaborative work environment.

Program Contact Information

John Kothera 651.779.5773 Room 2403 East

Sample Plan


Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Note


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of Minnesota State. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.
This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.773.1745 or emailing access.center@century.edu.

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