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  Nov 24, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog

Graphic Design, AFA Statewide Program (School of Art + Design)


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: 902A

The Graphic Design Associate of Fine Arts degree (AFA) is a studio intensive program that prepares students for transfer to a four-year BFA program. Two-thirds of the total credit hours are in studio art and graphic design courses, and one-third are in general education courses. The curriculum includes studio art foundations courses as well as specialized study in graphic design and typography. Courses focus on the fundamentals of visual arts and design, and parallel the course work in the first two-years of a BFA degree at a four-year institution. 

The Graphic Design AFA is a part of the School of Art + Design program and enrollment requires department permission. For more information on the School of Art + Design see Special Programs . All students should meet with a discipline adviser in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to gain acceptance into the program and to plan their program of study, as well as their transfer and career goals.

Students who plan to major in graphic design in the School of Art + Design will be assigned the temporary major code of 902A until they are officially admitted to the program. Students may take preparatory courses and courses that fulfill General Education requirements during the application period.

The Graphic Design AFA is a designated statewide program. The Maryland Higher Education Commission designates some community college programs as statewide programs. A student may enroll in any of these programs at the same rates as in-county residents if the program is not offered by their local community college or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit. For more information on statewide programs, please see Curricula Information .

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Advising Worksheet and consult an advisor.

Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed, for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or elective.

‡ Select ARTT 120 , ARTT 123 , ARTT 245 , or ARTT 247 .

‡‡ Select ARTT 152 , ARTT 225 , ARTT 227 , ARTT 228 , ARTT 230 , ARTT 233 , or ARTT 226 .

 

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)

Distribution Courses


  • ARTT 100 - Introduction to Drawing 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)

General Education Elective


General Education Elective

Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed, for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or elective.

‡ Select ARTT 120 , ARTT 123 , ARTT 245 , or ARTT 247 .

‡‡ Select ARTT 152 , ARTT 225 , ARTT 227 , ARTT 228 , ARTT 230 , ARTT 233 , or ARTT 226 .

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate visual problem solving capability.
  • Utilize foundational skills and demonstrate competency in a range of art media and techniques.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of art and graphic design within an historical and contemporary context.

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