Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

General Graphic Design Area of Concentration, Graphic Design AAS: 304B


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(R): 304B

The graphic design degree prepares the student for employment in the field of graphic communication. Some students choose to continue their studies and have been successful transferring to four-year institutions with resulting portfolio. Emphasis is placed on the creative application of design principles and problem solving in graphic design and communication, using both traditional and industry standard digital tools. Students interested in pursuing a four-year BFA in graphic design should consider the AFA: graphic design: 902 transfer program. This program can be completed either on campus or online.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


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

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

 ‡ ‡  Choose one 3-credit program elective from ARTT 105 , ARTT 205 , GDES 134 , PHOT 161 , TECH 272 , or choose one 4-credit elective from GDES 140  or GDES 230 .

 ‡ ‡ Although this degree is designed to be completed in 60 credits, a student may opt to take a 4-credit elective, which would be a total of 61 credits.  Please see an advisor in the Graphic Design program.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Elective


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


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

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

 ‡ ‡ Choose one 3-credit program elective from ARTT 105 , ARTT 205 , GDES 134 , PHOT 161 , TECH 272 , or choose one 4-credit elective from GDES 140  or GDES 230 .

 ‡ ‡ Although this degree is designed to be completed in 60 credits, a student may opt to take a 4-credit elective, which would be a total of 61 credits.  Please see an advisor in the Graphic Design program.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outcomes


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

  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of media, techniques, and knowledge of associated processes to create products for a specified purpose or audience.
  • Apply visual problem solving that employs appropriate technical skills and techniques.
  • Evaluate the creativity of ideas and concepts for visual communication.

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