2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2020-2021 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.

Part-Time Program Sequence    

Possible Career Opportunities

In order to review a listing of possible career opportunities available upon completion of this program, please visit the VA Wizard at https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/Main.action.

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 18

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 16

Total Minimum Credits 66

1In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.

Program Information (ABHS)

For additional information about this program visit the Arts, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences web page, stop by room 851 Templin Hall, phone 757-825-2799, or email abhs@tncc.edu