Aug 09, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College 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
DGMD 1013 - Introduction to Graphic Design    3
ART 1013 - Art Foundations: 2-D Design    3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)    3
DGMD 1113 - Digital Foundations 1: Photoshop   3
DGMD 1203 - Digital Foundations 2: Illustrator    3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer 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
ENGL 1113 - Composition I    3
DGMD 2313 - Digital Foundations 3: InDesign    3
DGMD 2343 - 3D Digital Foundations    3
DGMD 1223 - Digital Photography   3
ART 1123 - Drawing I   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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 2263 - Digital Illustration I    3
ART 2413 - Typography I    3
ART 2423 - Graphic Design I   3
DGMD 2423 - Motion Graphics    3
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 the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • DGMD 2393 Graphic Design Captstone Students must have completed 75% of their curriculum requirements
    and obtained instructor permission to enroll.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking  or COMM 2103 - Interpersonal Communication  or ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
DGMD 2413 - Interaction Design I    3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
DGMD 2393 - Graphic Design Capstone   3
DGMD 2493 - Graphic Design Internship    3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.