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Associate of Applied Science: 2017–2018 Catalog Year

Graphic Communications

Associate of Applied Science

WNC's Graphic Communications program is designed for students who want quick access to career fields involving print design, web design, multimedia, digital video, and animation.

Salary: $35,950–$56,640 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Above Average growth. Opportunity due to expansion of the Internet and need for web page design

Good To Know: Opportunities are highest for graphic designers with knowledge of website design and animation.

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 42 Units (Credits)
ART 100 Visual Foundations 3
ART 101 Drawing I 3
GRC 103 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
GRC 109 Color and Design 3
GRC 144 Electronic Layout and Typography 3
GRC 156 Design with Illustrator 3
GRC 175 Web Design I 3
GRC 179 Multimedia Design and Production I 3
GRC 183 Design with Photoshop 3
GRC 188 Web Animation I 3
GRC 275 Web Design II 3
GRC 283 Electronic Imaging II 3
GRC 294 Professional Portfolio 3
Choose 3 units from the following:
ART 124 Beginning Printmaking 3
ART 135 Photography I 3
ART 141 Introduction to Digital Photography I 3
ART 160 Art Appreciation 3
ART 211 Ceramics I 3
ART 216 Sculpture I 3
ART 231 Painting I 3
ART 245 Digital Media I 3
ART 260 Survey Art History I 3
ART 261 Survey of Art History II  
General Education Requirements 18 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirement 6
Human Relations Requirement
PSY or SOC recommended
Mathematics Requirements 3
Science Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

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