Aug 07, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Purpose: The Graphic and Media Design 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 industry standard studios including print design, photographic design, graphic design, video production, motion graphic design and web design. The Graphic and Media Design program at 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.

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 18

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 16

Total Minimum Credits 66

1Recommended courses to meet requirements are listed under General Education and Wellness Courses .
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.

Program Information (CHSS)

For additional information about this program visit the Communications, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division web page, stop by room 857 Templin Hall, phone 757-825-2799, or email