Graphic And Web Design - Garrett College

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Graphic and Web Design

Prepare yourself for a career in the business world with a competitive advantage and a degree from Garrett College. Our courses incorporate the latest technologies to prepare students for the competitive workforce.

Why choose Graphic and Web Design?

A degree in Graphic and Web Design prepares graduates to utilize visual thinking and logic to create marketing and communications materials, websites and other interactive media.

Degree Awarded

Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Applied Sciences (A.A.S) in Business & Information Technology with a Graphic/Web Design concentration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of a range of computer graphics technology, including bitmap image editing, vector graphics, page layout, web design, video editing and effects.
  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of color theory and how to apply it.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design logos, newsletters, posters, folded brochures, and multiple page publications from concept to completion.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of “branding” and corporate identity, and the ability to use the basic concepts of design for advertising purposes.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize basic type families and styles, and to select type styles which will enhance design pieces.

Program Benefits

Garrett's Graphic and Web Design program creates career-ready graduates with skills and knowledge necessary for a competitive edge in a fast-paced and highly competitive field. Graduates will learn to use industry-standard software and techniques to innovate with graphics and code.

Career Goals

Garrett's Graphic and Web Design program prepares you for a career in any of the following career fields:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • App Developer
  • Web programmer
  • Website Content Manager
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Layout artist
  • Website Manager/Webmaster

Graphic/Web Design concentration
Business & Information Technology A.A.S. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirements (1 credit)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (22 credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3*
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • COM101  Intro to Communication  3
  • GER  Humanities Course  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • GER  Soc & Behavioral Science Course  3


  • GER  Science Lab Course  4


  • MAT105  College Algebra
    or  MAT210  Introductory Statistics    3

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CSI105  Intro to Computers  3

Core Courses 9

  • ACC210  Financial Accounting  3
  • BUS101  Intro to Business  3
  • BUS294  Field Experience in Business  3

Concentration Courses (24 credits)

  • ART101  Basic Design I  3
  • ART102  Basic Design II  3
  • ART108  Intro to Graphic Design  3
  • CIS130 Programming Logic   3
  • CIS150  Desktop Publishing  3
  • CIS151  Image Editing  3
  • CIS200  Introduction to Animation  3
  • CIS201  Web Page Design  3

Electives 4

Choose courses after consultation with advisor.

GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course List

*Minimum C grade required.