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Graphic and Interactive Design (2013-2014)
The Graphic & Interactive Design Program offers training for careers in the exciting, dynamic fields of graphic design, design for the Web, multimedia, illustration and digital publishing. Students enrolled in this program develop basic and advanced skills in the important traditional processes of layout, design and drawing while cultivating proficiencies in the leading-edge digital graphics technologies. Students receive a balance of instruction that includes traditional, computer and general education courses that are designed to produce a well-rounded, highly-trained graduate with sufficient expertise to be employable in an ever-expanding job market. Internships, student aid positions and on-the-job training opportunities are available to qualified students who are enrolled in the program. For additional information visit: www.foothill.edu/graphicdesign
 
Program Learning Outcomes
• Students will understand the design process from sketching to final comprehensive.
• Students will be able to create unique graphic designs that communicate ideas to others.
 
Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include the following: graphic design, print design, interactive design, advertising, marketing, publishing, illustration, graphic arts production, digital and traditional printmaking, cartooning, and fine art.
 
Units required for Major: 62
Units required for Certificate: 12-62
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses (46 Units)
• Support courses (16 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
SC = Skills Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Additional Information:
NOTE: To better prepare the student for success, the following is a suggested course list for the first and second year of study:

First Year (47 units)
ART 4A Fundamentals Drawing (4 units)
ART 5A 2-D Foundations (4 units)
GID 1 History of Graphic Design (4 units)
GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I  (4 units)
GID 56 Website Design (4 units)
GID 60 Careers in the Visual Arts (2 units)
GID 70 Graphic Design Drawing (4 units)
PHOT 1 Black & White Photography I (4 Units)
or PHOT 5 Introduction to Photography (4 units)
And 4 units of Support courses
And 14 units of General Education courses

Second Year (45 units)
GID 34 Graphic Design Studio II (4 units)
GID 35 Graphic Design Studio III (4 units)
GID 36 Typography (4 units)
GID 61 Portfolio (4 units)
And 12 units of Support courses
And 17 units of General Education courses
 
Core Courses: (46 units)
ART 4A Fundamentals in Drawing (4 units)
ART 5A 2-D Foundations (4 units)
GID 1 History of Graphic Design (4 units)
or ART 36 History of Graphic Design (4 units)
GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I (4 units)
GID 34 Graphic Design Studio II (4 units)
GID 35 Graphic Design Studio III (4 units)
GID 36 Typography (4 units)
GID 60 Careers in the Visual Arts (2 units)
or VART 50 Careers in the Visual Arts (2 units)
GID 61 Portfolio (4 units)
GID 70 Graphic Design Drawing (4 units)
PHOT 1 Black & White Photography (4 units)
or PHOT 5 Introduction to Photography (4 units)
 
Support Courses: (16 units)
ART 20A Color I (3 units)
GID 37 Cartooning (4 units)
GID 38 Print Arts I (4 units)
or ART 40 Print Arts I (4 units)
GID 39 Print Arts II (4 units)
GID 40 Digital Printmaking (4 units)
GID 41 Digital Art & Graphics (4 units)
or ART 14D Digital Art & Graphics (4 units)
GID 42 Etching & Intaglio Printing (4 units)
or ART 37 Etching & Intaglio Printing (4 units)
GID 43 Illustration & Digital Imaging (4 units)
GID 44 Relief Printing (4 units)
or ART 38 Relief Printing (4 units)
GID 45 Digital Sound, Video & Animation (4 units)
or MUS 86 Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation (4 units)
GID 46 Screenprinting (4 units)
or ART 39 Screenprinting (4 units)
GID 47 Motion Graphics (4 units)
GID 53A Beginning T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 units)
GID 53B Intermediate T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 units)
GID 53C Advanced T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 units)
GID 56 Web Site Design (4 units)
GID 57 Web Site Design & Development II (4 units)
GID 58 Web Site Design & Developement III (4 units)
GID 64A Graphic & Interactive Design Experiential Internship (4 units)
GID 71 Storyboarding (4 units)
GID 73 Paper Arts I (4 units)
or ART 73 Paper Arts I (4 units)
GID 77 Advanced Web Design & Development(4 units)
GID 78 Rapid Web Site Development (4 units)
GID 90 Book Arts I (4 units)
or ART 96 Book Arts I (4 units)
GID 91 Book Arts II (4 units)
GID 92 Letterpress Printing (4 units)
GID 93 Letterpress Projects (4 units)
Certificate of Achievement in Graphic and Interactive Design(62 Units)
The Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of the Core and Support Courses. General education courses are not required.
Web Design and Development Career Certificate(24 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 56 Website Design (4 units)
GID 57 Web Site Design & Development II (4 units)
GID 58 Web Site Design & Developement III (4 units)
GID 71 Storyboarding (4 units)
GID 77 Advanced Web Design & Development (4 units)
GID 78 Rapid Web Site Development (4 units)
Graphic Design Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I (4 units)
GID 34 Graphic Design Studio II (4 units)
GID 35 Graphic Design Studio III (4 units)
Motion Graphics Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 45 Digital Sound, Video & Animation (4 units)
or MUS 86 Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation (4 units)
GID 47 Motion Graphics (4 units)
GID 71 Storyboarding (4 units)
Book Arts Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 90 Book Arts I (4 units)
or ART 96 Book Arts I (4 units)
GID 91 Book Arts II (4 units)
GID 92 Letterpress Printing (4 units)
Printmaking Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 38 Print Arts I (4 units)
or ART 40 Print Arts I (4 units)
GID 39 Print Arts II (4 units)
GID 40 Digital Printmaking (4 units)
Printmaking Studio Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 42 Etching & Intaglia Printing (4 units)
or ART 37 Etching & Intaglia Printing (4 units)
GID 44 Relief Printing (4 units)
GID 46 Screenprinting (4 units)
or ART 39 Screenprinting (4 units)
Garment Printing Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 41 Digital Art & Graphics (4 units)
or ART 14D Digital Art & Graphics (4 units)
GID 53 T-Shirt Design & Garment Printing (4 units)
GID 70 Graphic Design Drawing (4 units)
Illustration Skills Certificate(12 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
GID 41 Digital Art & Graphics (4 units)
or ART 14D Digital Art & Graphics (4 units)
GID 43 Illustration & Digital Imaging (4 units)
GID 70 Graphic Design Drawing (4 units)

Academic Year: 2013-2014

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2013-08-08 13:43:18

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