Graphic Design Program

Graphic computers

The AAS of Graphic Design serves high school graduates, persons seeking to make career changes, professionals who are upgrading or adding to their job skills, and those who seek personal enrichment by developing their artistic talents. Graphic design, like many creative fields, is a competitive profession. Being a successful graphic designer requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, creativity, problem solving skills, and up-to-date knowledge of the latest software. Creating an impressive design presentation portfolio is critical in order to obtain employment. Our student’s use traditional manual skills and the graphic software Adobe Creative Suite: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign and DreamWeaver.

Our goal as the Faculty of the Art & Design Department at South Suburban College is to help you become an outstanding artist or designer. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop your skills through personal instruction in a supportive work and study environment.
  • Learn not only the how, but the why of art and design…and learn by doing, not just listening.
  • Draw upon the best resources a major community college has to offer, including extensive library resources, galleries, studios, and a state of the art digital lab equipped with Macintosh computers and the latest Adobe Design software.

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Graphic Design Associates Degree

“2+2” B.A. degree option in Graphic Design available at Chicago State University.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Cluster 1 Credits
ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 130 Computer Art I 3
ENG 101 Group I General Education Elective 3
ART 270 Computer Animation 3
Cluster 2 Credits
ART 102 Drawing II 3
CIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
ART 107 Art Appreciation 3
ART 260 Computer Aided Illustration 3
BUS 211 Principles of Advertising 3
Group II Humanities Elective
Cluster 3 Credits
BUS 123 Your Own Small Business 1
ART 265 Computer Art II (Advanced PhotoShop) 3
SPE 108 Group I General Education Elective 3
Group III Social Science Elective 3
ART 251 Graphic Design I 3
COM 220 Multimedia Production (Non-Linear Editing for Web) 3
Cluster 4 Credits
ART 251 Art Internship 2
ART 252 Graphic Design II 3
ART 230 Web Design 3
ART 140 Photography I Digital 3
Group IV

Group V

Mathematics Elective
OR
Physical and Life Science Elective
3
Minimum for Degree: 6O

Graphic Design: Adobe Creative Suite Basic Certificate

The Graphic Design Adobe Creative Suite Certificate is designed to provide the fastest possible achievement of academic and professional credentials for entry-level employment opportunity in basic Graphic Design.

Credits
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 130 Computer Art I 3
ART 251 Graphic Design I 3
ART 252 Graphic Design II 3
ART 270 Computer Animation 3
ART 230 Web Design 3
ART 265 Computer Art II (Advanced PhotoShop) 3
Minimum for Certificate: 21