Graphic Design Program


A photo of students learning Graphic Arts
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 students use traditional manual skills and the graphic software Adobe Creative Suite: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign and DreamWeaver.
 

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 Composition & Rhetoric 3
ART 140 Photography I Digital 3
Group IV/V Math or Science Elective 3
Cluster 2
ART 102 Drawing II 3
ART 251 Graphic Design I 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
ART 107 Art Appreciation 3
BUS 211 Principles of Advertising 3
Cluster 3 3
ART 260 Computer Assisted Illustration 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
ART 252 Graphic Design II 3
COM 220 Digital and Social Media Marketing 3
Group III Social Science Elective
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
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Cluster 4 Credits
ART 230 Web Design 3
ART 265 Computer Art II (Advanced Photoshop) 3
ART 270 Computer Animation 3
ART 241 Art Internship 3
Minimum for Degree: 60-62

 

Graphic Design: Adobe Creative Suite Basic Certificate

Gainful Employment Information
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.

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.
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 3
Minimum for Certificate: 21