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Graphic Design Program Portland Community College

Graphic Design is a profession combining artistic talent, typography and computer knowledge. Graphic designers create communication pieces including advertisements, brochures, logos and identity systems, newsletters, catalogs, signage systems, web pages, magazines and books. Students completing the two-year Graphic Design degree program at Portland Community College earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in preparation for entry-level work in the highly competitive and deadline-oriented field of graphic design or transfer to a 4-year school.


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General Education competencies to be met prior to graduation: MTH 65 Introductory Algebra 4 CR WR 121 E nglish Composition 4 CR (Highly recommended Fall term, 1st year) General Education requirements, totaling 16 credits minimum, to be taken prior to graduation: Social Science 4 CR Physical Science 4 CR Arts and Humanities (8 of these credits are covered by program requirements ART 103 and SP 111) Note: We strongly advise that you see your advisor for planning your General Education requirements First Year Course of Graphic Design Study

Second Year Course of Graphic Design Study Note: All 1st year courses must be completed before admission to 2nd year classes.

Fall Term GD 120 Graphic Design 13 CR ART 131 Drawing GD 101 Macintosh Fundamentals GD 114 Introductory Typography WR 121 English Composition Total Fall

Fall Term GD 260 Digital Imaging 2 GD 244 Preparing Files for Print GD 221 Graphic Design 4 GD 249 Graphic Design Studio (or GD internship) ART 231 Drawing Total Fall

3 CR 15 CR

Winter Term GD 120, GD 114 and GD 101 are required for entry into second term Graphic Design courses. GD 122 Graphic Design 2 3 CR SP 111 Public Speaking 4 CR GD 140 Digital Page Design 1 3 CR GD 116 Intermediate Typography 3 CR GD 150 Digital Illustration 1 3 CR Total Winter 16 CR

Winter Term GD 222 Graphic Design 53 CR GD 239 Illustration for Graphic Designers GD 242 Comb. Graphic Programs CAS 111D Web Page Creation (Dreamweaver) GD 228 Professional Graphic Design Practices Total Winter

3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 15 CR

Spring Term GD 124 Graphic Design 3 GD 151 Digital Illustration 2 ART 103 Intro to Art GD 141 Digital Page Design 2 GD 160 Digital Imaging 1 Total Spring

Spring Term All General Education courses must be completed by end of this term. GD 229 Portfolio Preparation 3 CR BA 223 Principles of Marketing 3 CR or BA 239 Advertising One Art Elective from the following: ART 237 Life Drawing ART 115 ART 116 ART 117 Basic Design 3 CR Total Spring 9 CR

3 CR 1 CR 3 CR 4 CR (Highly recommended Fall term, 1st year) 14 CR

3 CR 3 CR 4 CR 3 CR 3 CR 16 CR

3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR


General Education

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All candidates for the Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design must complete 16 credits from courses listed under General Education listing the PCC catalog. The 16 credits must include at least one (1) course and no more than eight (8) credits from each of the following three categories: 1. Arts and Humanities 2. Social Science 3. Mathematics, natural and physical science and computer studies. • No more than eight (8) credits may come from any one subject • No more than two (2) courses may come from course required by specific programs • General Education requirements will be waived for students with a previous A.A., A.A.S., B.S. B.A. or B.F.A. degree from an accredited United States institution.

PCC General Education Requirements Arts and Humanities ART 103 - Intro to Art History (required by program) SP 111- Public Speaking (required by program)

4 credits 4 credits

Social Science

4 credits

Mathematics, Natural and Physical Science & Computer Studies.

4 credits

+ + =

Total General Education requirements

(minimum 16 credits)


Transferring credits to PCC

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The Graphic Design program at PCC will accept courses from other accredited schools to substitute for the required Art, Marketing, Web, Speech, Math, Writing and General Education courses. The program, however does not accept any transfer credits to fulfill the Graphic Design (GD designated) courses at PCC. We have found that each school teaches these courses differently and in order to have consistent coursework preparation in our program we require students to complete all of the Graphic Design focus courses at PCC.

To begin the process to have other credits accepted please go to this link: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/student-records/transfer-credits-to-PCC.html


Which term are courses offered?

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Course Term Offered Day or Evening

GD 120

Graphic Design 1

Online?

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day, Evening and Saturday classes available

No

GD 101 Macintosh for Graphic Designers

Fall, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

GD 114 Introductory Typography

Fall, Summer

Day and Evening

No

Drawing

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

ART 131

GD 122

Graphic Design 2

Winter

Day and Evening

No

GD 140

Digital Page Design 1

Winter

Day and Evening

No

GD 116 Intermediate Typography

Winter

Day and Evening

No

GD 150

Digital Illustration 1

Winter

Day

No

SP 111

Public Speaking

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

GD 124

Graphic Design 3

Spring

Day and Evening

No

GD 151

Digital Illustration 2

Spring

Day

No

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day

ART 103 Intro to Art

See current schedule

GD 141

Digital Page Design 2

Spring

Day and Evening

No

GD 160

Digital Imaging 1

Spring

Day and Evening

No

GD 260

Digital Imaging 2

Fall

Day

No

GD 244

Preparing Files for Print

Fall

Day

No

GD 221

Graphic Design 4

Fall

Day

No

GD 249

Graphic Design Studio

Fall

Day

No

ART 231

Drawing

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

GD 242

Combined Graphic Programs

Winter

Day

No

GD 222

Graphic Design 5

Winter

Day

No

GD 239 Illustration for Graphic Designers

Winter

Day

No

GD 228

Professional Graphic Design Practices

Winter

Day

No

CAS 111D

Web Page Creation

Fall, Winter, Spring

Day and Evening Yes

GD 229

Portfolio Preparation

Spring

Day

No

ART 237

Life Drawing (or ART 115, 116 or 117)

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

See current schedule

No

BA 223

Principles of Marketing or BA 239 Advertising

Fall, Winter, Spring

Day and Evening Yes, see current schedule


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