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Art and Design - Graphic Design Emphasis, A.A.S.

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Requirements

The Applied Associate in Science is a two-year work-ready degree that helps prepare students for entry level jobs within the Illustration industry. This degree and credits earned can be used to further their studies in a Bachelor of Fine Arts or other programs.

Total Program Credits: 63

Matriculation Requirements:

Portfolio review required for students seeking the  AAS Art and Design - Graphic Design Emphasis (The  Portfolio Review occurs after the first year of coursework.   Students who do not pass the review may apply the first year of coursework to the AA or AS in Art & Design.)

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
 or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
Complete one of the following: (Note: A higher level MATH course may substitute for this requirement) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)
  Social or Behavioral Science 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
  P.E. or Health 1
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (3) 
or ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
  ART 1110 Drawing I 3
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications 3
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging 3
Emphasis Requirements: 23 Credits
     ART 1410 Typography I     3
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I 3
  AAS Portfolio Review  
  DGM 2120 Web Essentials 3
  ART 2280 3D Computer Modeling 3
  ART 2400 Production Design 3
  ART 2430 Branding I 3
  ART 2440 Motion Graphics I 3
  ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series (1) 2
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
  Complete 9 credits from any ART/ARTH courses not previously used. 9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in all Art and Design courses.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio Submission.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
Social or Behavioral Science GE 3
ART 1420 Intro. To Graphic Design 3
ART 1120 2D Design 3
ART 1110 Drawing I 3
Elective ART or ARTH course 1000 level or above 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra 3
ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications 3
ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging 3
ART 1130 3D Design 3
ART 200R AVC Lectures 1
Elective ART or ARTH course 1000 level or above 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
P.E. or Health GE 1
ART 1410 Typography I 3
ART 2400 Production Design 3
ART 2440 Motion Graphics I 3
ARTH 2710 or ARTH 2720 Choose 1: Art History to the Renaissance/Art History from the Renaissance 3
ART 200R AVC Lectures 1
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology or Physical Science GE 3
ART 2430 Branding I 3
DGM 2120 Web Essentials 3
DGM 2280 Interactive Media Production 3
Elective ART or ARTH course 1000 level or above 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 63

Department

Art and Design

The Art and Design department is in the School of the Arts. To find the most up-to-date information from the Art and Design department, visit their website.

Art and Design department

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