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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.


Graphic Design Program

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Portland Community College General Education competencies to be met prior to graduation: MTH 65 Introductory Algebra 4 CR WR 121 English Composition 4 CR (Highly recommended Fall term, 1st year) General Education requirements, totaling 16 credits minimum, to be taken prior to graduation: Social Science Physical Science 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 ART 131 GD 101 GD 114 WR 121

Graphic Design 1 Drawing Macintosh Fundamentals Introductory Typography English Composition

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

Fall Term GD 260 GD 244 GD 221 GD 249

ART 231

Total Fall 14 CR

Digital Imaging 2 Preparing Files for Print Graphic Design 4 Graphic Design Studio (or co-op ed internship) Drawing

3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR

! Winter Term - GD 120, GD 114 and GD 101 are required for entry into second term Graphic Design courses. GD 122 SP 111 GD 140 GD 116 GD 150

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Spring Term GD 124 GD 151 ART 103 GD 141 GD 160

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Graphic Design 2 Public Speaking Digital Page Design 1 Intermediate Typography Digital Illustration 1

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Graphic Design 3 Digital Illustration 2 Intro to Art Digital Page Design 2 Digital Imaging 1

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3 CR 4 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR

!Total Winter 16 CR

3 CR 3 CR 4 CR 3 CR 3 CR

!Total Spring 16 CR

Winter Term GD 222 GD 239 GD 242 CAS 111D GD 228

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Graphic Design 5 Illustration for Graphic Designers Comb. Graphic Programs Web Page Creation (Dreamweaver) Professional Graphic Design Practices !

Total Fall 15 CR

3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR 3 CR Total Winter 15 CR

Spring Term - All General Education courses must be completed by end of this term. GD 229 BA 223

Portfolio Preparation Principles of Marketing or BA 239 Advertising

3 CR 3 CR

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ART 237 !

Life Drawing or ART 115,116, 117 Basic Design

3 CR

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Total Spring 9 CR

TOTAL: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design - 97 Credits


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General Education Requirements 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.   

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PCC General Education Requirements Worksheet Arts and Humanities

ART 103 - Intro to Art History (required by program)

4 credits

SP 111- Public Speaking (required by program)

4 credits

Social Science

Mathematics, Natural and Physical Science & Computer Studies.

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Core Courses

It is important to follow the course sequences. Students will NOT be allowed into Winter and Spring courses without the prerequisite or co-requisite courses.

Spring

Winter

Fall

First year Winter and Spring term Graphic Design Courses have strict prerequisites! Course:

Prerequisite or Co-Requisite course:

GD 120 Graphic Design 1 GD 101 Macintosh for Graphic Designers GD 114 Introductory Typography

No Prerequisite

GD 122 GD 140 GD 116 GD 150

Graphic Design 2 Digital Page Design 1 Intermediate Typography Digital Illustration 1

GD 101, 120, GD 114, Co-requisite GD 140 and/or GD 150

!! ! GD 124 GD 151 GD 141 GD 160

Graphic Design 3 Digital Illustration 2 Digital Page Design 2 Digital Imaging 1

GD 122, GD 140, GD 150, Co-requisite GD 141, GD 151

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Placement into WR 121 or above No Prerequisite

GD 120, GD 101, GD 114, Co-requisite GD 122 GD 120, GD 114, GD 140 GD 101, 120, GD 114, Co-requisite GD 122

GD 150, Co-requisite GD 160 GD 140 Co-requisite GD 141 and/or GD 151

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Course Scheduling

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Course schedules are subject to change. Please refer to the current term schedule for up-to-the-date scheduling.

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Course

Term Offered

Day or Evening

Online?

GD 120 GD 101 GD 114 ART 131

Graphic Design 1 Macintosh for Graphic Designers Introductory Typography Drawing

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day, Evening and Saturday classes available

No

Fall, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

Fall, Summer

Day and Evening

No

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

GD 122 GD 140 GD 116 GD 150 SP 111

Graphic Design 2 Digital Page Design 1 Intermediate Typography Digital Illustration 1 Public Speaking

Winter

Day

No

Winter

Day and evening

No

Winter

Late afternoon and evening

No

Winter

Day

No

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

Yes

GD 124 GD 151 ART 103 GD 141 GD 160

Graphic Design 3 Digital Illustration 2 Intro to Art Digital Page Design 2 Digital Imaging 1

Spring

Day and Evening

No

Spring

Day

No

Winter, Spring, Summer (varies, check catalog)

Day

Occasionally, see current schedule

Spring

Day

No

Spring

Day and Evening

No

GD 260 GD 244 GD 221 GD 249 ART 231

Digital Imaging 2 Preparing Files for Print Graphic Design 4 Graphic Design Studio Drawing

Fall

Day

No

Fall

Day

No

Fall

Day

No

Fall

Day

No

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Day and Evening

No

GD 242 GD 222 GD 239 GD 228 CAS 111D

Combined Graphic Programs Graphic Design 5 Illustration for Graphic Designers Professional Graphic Design Practices Web Page Creation

Winter

Day

No

Winter

Day

No

Winter

Day

No

Winter

Day

No

Fall, Winter, Spring

Day and evening

Yes

GD 229 Portfolio Preparation ART 237 Life Drawing (or ART 115, 116 or 117) BA 223 Principles of Marketing or BA 239 Advertising

Spring

Day

No

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

See current schedule

No

Fall, Winter, Spring

Day and Evening

Yes, see current schedule


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How do I become accepted into the Graphic Design Program?

I have a job. Can I complete the program as a part-time student?

I already know the computer programs. Can I get these courses waived?

I have a PC computer at home, can I use that for my class work?

If I don’t have a Macintosh computer should I buy one before starting the program?

Placement into WR 121 is required

Students will be eligible for second

For part-time students it will take

The computer classes are set up as

The PCC Graphic Design Program

We advise students to wait until

prior to enrolling in program

year studies only when ALL first

at least three years to complete the

design courses, merely using the

attempts to match the same

passing the three qualifying courses

courses. All graphic design

year courses are completed. The first

program, depending on the course

computer as a tool. The major part

conditions, equipment and software

before they make this financial

students must first enroll in three

year courses must be completed

load the student is able to manage.

of our design education takes place

found in the graphic design industry.

investment.

qualifying courses:

with a “B” grade or better in order to

Many core courses are only offered

in these computer classes. Students

The majority of design work at this

qualify for second year.

during the day and at some point

are building portfolio pieces in

time, is performed on Macintosh®

First-term classroom computer

students will need to arrange their

these classes and would miss this

computers using Adobe® Creative

assignments and exercises are

schedule to take day-time classes.

opportunity without them. We do

Suite 4: InDesign, Illustrator and

designed to be completed in the

The majority of students in the

not allow students to challenge

Photoshop. While it is possible

classroom labs and during class time

program are part-time students.

these courses.

to transfer files back and forth

so that students may benefit from

between Macintosh computers

instructor availability.

Macintosh for Graphic Designers (GD 101) Introductory Typography (GD 114) Graphic Design 1 (GD 120)

We can provide advising plans for

We teach the professional

and PC computers, it is not without

students to complete the program Students are accepted into

techniques expected by employers

challenges.

in three years. Due to the rapidly

the program upon successful

that many self-taught users are

changing nature of the field we do

completion of these courses with a

missing.

The Graphic Design Computer Lab

and Adobe® corporations that are

not advise students to take more than

“B” grade or higher.

has scheduled lab hours in which

available to students once they are

3 years to complete the program.

students may complete their work,

enrolled at PCC.

discounts offered through Apple®

without having to own a computer. Macintosh computers are also available for student use in the Computer Resource Center (CRC) on the Sylvania campus. Students will find they learn faster working in the supportive environment of the lab, where they can always have their questions

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Additionally, there are educational

answered.


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Will I work on a computer for everything?

Do I have to be able to draw, to get into Graphic Design?

What's in the computer lab?

I’ve taken courses at other schools. Can these be used to fulfill PCC requirements?

How long will it take me to go through the program?

Who do I talk to for advising?

Of course you’ll have plenty

Much of graphic design involves

The program has a two

Some Art, Marketing and Web

Full-time day students can

Graphic Design Advisors are assigned

fully equipped classroom/

courses and General Education

complete the program in six

according to your last name.

labs totalling 48 Macintosh®

courses from other schools may

terms if they enter the program

computer stations with flat

be accepted to fulfill program

in Fall term. However, many

screen studio monitors, inkjet

requirements.

students elect to take a

of time on the computer, but there’s more to design than just pushing a mouse. Students learn early in the program that

communicating ideas in a visual form. This involves drawing. Weak drawing skills do not get any

the computer is only a tool.

better when done on a computer.

and laser color printers, black

Many graphic design projects

Students are required to take 6 to 9

and white laser printers and

are taught independent of the

credit hours of drawing courses for

computer to help the student

this purpose. It is strongly advised that

develop creative ideas

students begin taking these classes

Independent student work

Graphic Design coursework for our

during the first year of the program.

areas and internet access are

courses.

and processes.

scanning stations.

also available. The classroom/labs are designed to accommodate the most recent upgrades in technology and teaching methods, including stateof- the-art presentation and critique areas.

Our Graphic Design (GD) courses

take longer than six terms to

are the foundation of our program

complete the program.

and we do not substitute previous

Read more about transferring credits by clicking on this link:

Can I complete the program in a shorter amount of time than two years?

http://www.pcc.edu/resources/

Our Graphic Design courses are

student-records/transfer-credits-

a series of sequential steps with

to-PCC.html

each course building on the previously taught course. Courses cannot be taken out of sequence. and it is not possible to go

Program courses are taught

through the program courses in

using the current version of

less than two years.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

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part-time course load and

Last names A -i Advisor: Cece Cutsforth 503.977.4790 ccutsfor@pcc.edu

Last names J - Q

Advisor: Claudia Meyer 503.977.4849 claudia.meyer@pcc.edu

Last names R - Z Advisor: Linnea Gruber 503.977.4834 lgruber@pcc.edu


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Will my PCC Graphic Design Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree transfer to a 4-year school?

Students in the Graphic Design program at Portland Community College are eligible to apply the completed PCC Graphic Design

Portland State Block Transfer Process

junior year. The program is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Block Transferâ&#x20AC;?

Students first complete the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design at Portland Community College. PCC students will go through the same sophmore Portfolio review at PSU required of all PSU Graphic Design students. (PCC Graphic Design courses will prepare students for this review.) The PSU degree requires students to take Math 111 or 2 years of a foreign language and we recommend Block Transfer students enroll in MTH 111 at PCC instead of the MTH 65 required for an Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. Students are advised to take additional 200-level Art History courses while at PCC. PSU also recommends the combination of 6 credits of Physical Sciences and 3 credits of Social Sciences for the PCC General Education requirements. Upon completion at PSU students will receive either a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Graphic Design or a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

meaning the student must complete the entire

Art Institute of Portland Block Transfer Process

Associates degree toward a Bachelor's degree

Yes, now it can.

Early advising will play a key role in preparing the student for the transfer process. Students intending to Block Transfer should make their intent known to their PCC Graphic Design advisor as they enter the PCC program. The following is a basic explanation of the Block Transfer information for both four-year schools:

at Portland State University or Art Institute of Portland and enter those programs in the

PCC Associate of Applied Science Graphic Design Degree in order for their credits to be directly accepted toward a Bachelor's Degree.*

Students must first complete the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design at Portland Community College. They will be required to submit their PCC Graphic Design portfolio to Art Institute for acceptance into the school. The four-year degree at Art Institute of Portland will take an additional term beyond 2 years to complete, due to additional courses the student will be required to take in Set Lighting and Art Direction not offered at PCC. Upon successful completion at Art Institute of Portland students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design. Further detailed information will be available through your PCC Graphic Design Advisor.

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Occupational Cluster: Design Job Title: Graphic Designer

Industries of Employment

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GD 139 Illustration for Graphic Designers

GD 114 Introductory Typography

GD 116 Intermediate Typography

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GD 140 Digital Page Design 1 (Adobe InDesign)

GD 140 and GD 141 Digital Page Design 1 & 2 (Adobe InDesign)

GD 160 Digital Imaging 1 (Adobe Photoshop)

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GD 229 Portfolio Preparation

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