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Graphic Design AA Pathway

  • YC
    Ybor City
AA.GRA (60 Credit Hours) | Part of the Visual Arts and Design Subject

The HCC Graphic Design Associate in Arts pre-major is for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree in graphic or commercial art or a related field. Careers include creating graphics for newspapers, television, web pages, magazines or any media format. The visual arts department cultivates an educated student body that recognizes the power that images hold, in both historical and contemporary contexts.

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

AA.GRA (60 credit hours)

This pathway is for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree in graphic arts or commercial arts. Careers include creating graphics for newspapers, television, web pages, magazines or any media format.

Attention all Visual and Performing Arts Students:
Due to the sequential nature of arts tracks, beginning your chosen track of electives in your first semester of study is imperative. Postponement of arts electives will result in additional time spent to complete the curriculum. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that students avoid taking electives outside their designated track in order to avoid potential financial aid or graduation issues.

YEAR I – First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
*†ART 1201C Visual Studies Foundations I 3
*†ART 1300C Drawing I 3
†ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  Mathematics CORE General Education 3
†CGS 2100

Computer Information Technology and Literacy

3

YEAR I – Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
 

†Humanities General Education CORE

3
†ARH 1050 or ARH 1051 Art History I or Art History II 3
†ENC 1102 English Composition II 3
*†PGY 2401C Photography I 3

YEAR I – Third Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
 

†Behavioral Science General Education CORE

3
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking 3
  Biological Science General Education 3
  Mathematics General Education 3

YEAR II – First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
*GRA 2111C Graphic Design 3
PGY 2801C Digital Photography I 3

†AMH 2020 or †POS 2041

Modern American History or American Government

3
  Physical Science General Education 3

YEAR II – Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
†ART 2600C Digital Art 3
*GRA 2156C Digital Illustration or GRA 2206C, Introduction to Typography 3
†IDS 2891 Connections 1
  Behavioral Science/History/Economics General Education 3
  Humanities General Education 3

Common Course Prerequisites recommended by the State for successful transfer to the university are marked by an asterisk (*).

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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