Program and Course Information
HEGIS Code - 5012, CIP Code - 50.0409
Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: GRDE-AS
The Graphic Design program is to provide students with a foundation in design
process and problem solving based on both traditional and contemporary practices.
Graphic design involves the use of specialized software combined with creativity to
create strong visual communications using type and images. In this program, students
will learn the artistic design and technical skills needed across print and digital
media of graphic design. Coursework often includes creating logos, developing collateral
for various types of clients, and designing layouts for print and web productions.
|FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits||Credits|
|♦||ART116: Adobe Photoshop||3|
|♦||ART130: 2D Design||3|
|ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition||3|
|♦||GRD101: Graphic Design I||3|
|♦||GRD102: Graphic Design Technology||3|
|♦||GRD105: Digital Design College Seminar||1|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits||Credits|
|♦||ART120: Color Theory||3|
|♦||GRD103: Typography I||3|
|♦||GRD207: History of Graphic Design||3|
|*||MAT111 or higher||4|
|PSY101: Introduction to Psychology||3|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits||Credits|
|♦||ART111: Art History I||3|
|♦||ART133: Drawing I||3|
|ENG121: Technical Writing||3|
|♦||GRD211: Graphic Design II||3|
|Laboratory Science Elective||4|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits||Credits|
|♦||ART112: Art History II||3|
|♦||GRD203: Web Design I||3|
|♦||GRD212: Publication Design||3|
|**||Other World Civilizations
Social Sciences Elective
|MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED||64|
|*||To be selected from HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, or HIS107.|
|**||Other World Civilizations social science electives include the following: ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS110, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, POL107, or POL111.|
|♦||These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.|
|NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY
General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
Program Learning Outcomes provide you with an overview of the skills and knowledge you will attain after graduating from the Suffolk County Community College's degree or certificate programs.
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 451-4414
Fax: (631) 451-4415
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.