Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graphic Design Technology, A.A.S.


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Daniel Ethridge, Program Coordinator/Instructor

The Graphic Design Technology curriculum is a two-year program of study designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment and advancement in the field of graphic design. Students receive instruction in the design and execution of illustrations, typography, layouts, color theory, industry specific production, rendering, digital imaging, logo design, and creative principles necessary for publication design, mass distribution, and other forms of visual communications. The xr concentration includes 3D modeling, game design, augmented reality, and virtual reality technologies.The Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon the successful completion of the Graphic Design Technology curriculum.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each CAT and ENG course to progress in the program. The following courses are listed in sequence. Any change must be approved by the program coordinator.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

Attain a 15 composite score on the ACT;

Or

Score a 230 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and a 230 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Writing Section;

Or

Earn a “C” or above in ENG 0124 - Intermediate English and Reading ;

Or

Complete 15 semester hours of program general education coursework with a “C” average or above from an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement;

Or

Secure the recommendation of the program coordinator;

And

Attend a program orientation session after all other program requirements are met.

Students entering the program for the first time must contact the program coordinator prior to enrolling in any Graphic Design courses.

To be considered full-time, students in the Graphic Design Technology Program must be enrolled in 15 or more semester credit hours at MCC.

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Course of Study:


First Year


Semester Hours 15

Second Semester


Semester Hours 15

Second Year


First Semester


Semester Hours 14/5

Second Semester


Semester Hours 15

Total Semester Hours 67/68


Program coursework may be revised. Students are encouraged to consult their advisor when planning a schedule.

XR Concentration Electives


Recommended electives for the concentration. Other electives may be approved by the instructor.

Print and Digital Concentration Electives


Recommended electives for the concentration. Other electives may be approved by the instructor.

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