Dec 15, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Digital Media AAS, Graphic Design Specialist Concentration


The Digital Media Associate in Applied Science degree consists of two elective areas areas of concentration - Graphic Design Specialist and Broadcast Production Specialist.  To guide you in making course selections that correspond to your career goals, this program map provides suggested course sequences for full-time students for the Graphic Design Specialist Concentration.  A separate program map is provided for the Broadcast Specialist Concentration.  You should see an academic advisor to create a customized program map that works for you.  To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 (‘C’) as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ART 2413 - Typography I   3
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications   3
DGMD 1103 - Adobe Acrobat   3
DGMD 1113 - Adobe Photoshop   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ART 2423 - Graphic Design I   3
DGMD 1203 - Adobe Illustrator   3
DGMD 1213 - Advanced Photoshop   3
DGMD 1223 - Digital Photography   3
English elective.  Select one course from the following:
ENGL 1213 - Composition II  
ENGL 2333 - Technical/Professional Writing  
ENGL 2343 - Business Communication I  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
DGMD 2313 - Adobe InDesign   3
DGMD 2393 - Graphic Design Capstone   3
Elective.  Select one course from the list of Graphic Design electives below. 3
MATH 1454 - Technical Mathematics   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
DGMD 2493 - Graphic Design Internship   3
Elective.  Select two courses from the list of Graphic Design electives below. 6
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status. 
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Graphic Design Electives

Adobe Electives Video Electives Motion Electives Web Electives
DGMD 2303 - Adobe Audition   DGMD 2303 - Adobe Audition   DGMD 2323 - 2D Animation   CSYS 1013 - HTML and CSS  
DGMD 2353 - Adobe Premiere   DGMD 2333 - Digital Video I/Final Cut Pro   DGMD 2343 - 3D Graphics Using Lightwave   CSYS 2033 - Scripting  
DGMD 2413 - Adobe Dreamweaver   DGMD 2353 - Adobe Premiere   DGMD 2423 - Adobe After Effects   CSYS 2463 - PHP Programming  
DGMD 2423 - Adobe After Effects   DGMD 2423 - Adobe After Effects   DGMD 2443 - 3D Animation Using Lightwave   CSYS 2603 - Mobile Web Design  
  DGMD 2433 - Digital Video II/Final Cut Pro     DGMD 2413 - Adobe Dreamweaver  
  JRMC 2573 - Videography