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2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic and Media Design (506), Associate of Applied Science Degree


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Purpose: The Computer Arts curriculum provides educational foundation in the creation of effective visual design solutions through the application of design theories and principles. Students will learn to demonstrate mastery of specific technical, conceptual, and critical abilities within computer graphics and the mixed media. Students will understand the production process utilized in industrystandard studios including print design, photographic design, graphic design, video production, motion graphic design and web design. The Computer Arts program and Thomas Nelson Community College is one of the few colleges in the state that offers a green screen studio for motion graphics compositing. The program is designed to prepare students for the graphic design market.

Transfer: Applied degrees (AAS/AAA) are designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Under formal articulation agreements with some four-year colleges and universities, students enrolled in a career/technical program who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies may be able to transfer selected courses into related programs at senior institutions. Students interested in pursuing transfer options should consult with a Thomas Nelson advisor early in their academic career and consult the transfer guide for the intended transfer institution and major.

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

Possible Career Opportunities


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Semester Total Credits 16


Spring I


Semester Total Credits 18


Semester Total Credits 16


Semester Total Credits 16


Total Minimum Credits 66


1Recommended courses to meet general education requirements are listed under General Program Information .
2In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.
3Requirements for credits in social sciences must be selected from courses having the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC.

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