Programs of Study Home | Programs of Study | Graphic Design | Media Arts Placement/Transfer 94% That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education. Placement Graphic Design Media Arts WelcomeGraphic design is one of today's fastest-growing fields. Everywhere you look you see the work of graphic designers. So what is Graphic Design? Put simply, it is the combination of type and imagery to communicate a message to an intended audience. Designers are also communication problem solvers that take the messages of their clients and visualize them through imagery. They conceive plans and execute designs with the ultimate goal of informing the viewer and influencing behavior.You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .OverviewIn this block-scheduled, 18-month program students will learn to solve visual communication problems by incorporating basic design principles, color theory, and typography through the use of current technology. Students learn the technical skills and fundamental conceptual theories and techniques needed to produce compelling visual communication messages. Students work in the graphic design lab, at individual workstations, and use laptop computers to develop their work in and out of the classroom. Students will become proficient at using all the standard software common to the graphic design industry. Most design work is executed with a computer. However, the thinking/visualization process is still done by drawing. Students will draw, research, study, and make oral and written presentations, bot individually and in teams simulating a real-world business environment. Students will apply design skills and knowledge using typography, illustration, photography, copywriting and other processes to create designs. Finished assignments become part of students’ professional portfolios. The program is located at SCC’s Education Square location in downtown Lincoln. A group of 24 students is accepted into the program every January and July. Students are accepted on the basis of test scores prior to students starting the program. All incoming students must participate in a program-specification orientation during Newly Declared Student Registration.MissionThe mission of the Graphic Design | Media Arts program is to prepare competent students for employment in the fields of graphic communications, publishing and Web creation. The program will continue to meet the technical and aesthetic requirements of these rapidly changing industries.Employment OutlookEmployment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent through 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for senior graphic designer positions will be strong. Employment of Web designers is projected to grow 22 percent through 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.Starting TermsSummer Quarter, Winter Quarter.Graphic Design Media Arts-AASCurriculumGraphic Design/Media ProgramTake GDMA-1120 GDMA-1122 GDMA-1126 GDMA-1136 GDMA-1230 GDMA-1234 GDMA-1240 GDMA-1354 GDMA-1356 GDMA-1455 GDMA-1465 GDMA-1485 GDMA-2575 GDMA-2585 GDMA-2664 GDMA-2900 BSAD-2520GDMA-1120 Drawing/Illustration 1GDMA-1122 Intro to Graphic DesignGDMA-1126 Typography 1GDMA-1136 Computer Graphics IGDMA-1230 Typography IIGDMA-1234 Computer Graphics IIGDMA-1240 Publication DesignGDMA-1354 Color TheoryGDMA-1356 Photo & Digital ImagingGDMA-1455 Design Portfolio DevelopmentGDMA-1465 Corporate Identity DesignGDMA-1485 Web Design IGDMA-2575 Graphic Design Portfolio IGDMA-2585 Print Reproduction ProcessesGDMA-2664 Graphic Design Portfolio IIGDMA-2900 Graphic Design InternshipBSAD-2520 Principles of Marketing Take 31.5 credits; From courses GDMA-1343 GDMA-1457 GDMA-2567 GDMA-2568 GDMA-2662 GDMA-2665 GDMA-1238 GDMA-1456 GDMA-1460;GDMA-1343 Video Production/EditingGDMA-1457 Interactive DesignGDMA-2567 Web Design IIGDMA-2568 Digital MarketingGDMA-2662 Web Design IIIGDMA-2665 Web Design IVGDMA-1238 Drawing/Illustration IIGDMA-1456 Environmental DesignGDMA-1460 3-D Package DesignGeneral Education RequirementsTake SPCH-1090 or SPCH-1110 or SPCH-2810;SPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunTake ENGL-1010 or ENGL-1015ENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureTake 3 courses from the following. No 2 classes from the same department.MATH-1040 Business MathMATH-1050 Thinking MathematicallyMATH-1080 Algebra & TrigonometryMATH-1100 Intermediate AlgebraMATH-1150 College AlgebraMATH-1180 Elementary StatisticsMATH-1200 TrigonometryMATH-1300 PrecalculusMATH-1400 Applied CalculusMATH-1600 Calc & Analytic Geometry IMATH-2030 Contemporary MathematicsBIOS-1010 General BiologyBIOS-1090 General BotanyBIOS-1110 Biology of MicroorganismsBIOS-1140 Human AnatomyBIOS-1210 Human Anatomy & Physiology IBIOS-1220 Human Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOS-2130 Human PhysiologyCHEM-1050 Chemistry and the CitizenCHEM-1090 General Chemistry IFSDT-1350 Basic NutritionGEOL-1010 Physical GeologyGEOL-1060 Environmental GeologyPHYS-1017 Technical PhysicsPHYS-1030 Astronomy (with Lab)PHYS-1100 Physical SciencePHYS-1150 Descriptive Physics (with Lab)PHYS-1410 General Physics I (with Lab)PHYS-2110 College Physics I (with Lab)ANTH-1020 Intro to Cultural AnthANTH-1120 General AnthropologyECON-1200 Personal FinanceECON-2110 MacroeconomicsECON-2120 MicroeconomicsGEOG-1420 World Regional GeographyHIST-1000 Western Tradition IHIST-1010 Western Tradition IIHIST-1820 Survey of Asian HistoryHIST-2010 Amer Hist I (Early America)HIST-2020 Amer Hist II (Late America)HIST-2100 Survey World Hist to 1500 CEHIST-2110 World History since 1500 CEHIST-2960 Survey of African American HisPOLS-1000 American GovernmentPOLS-1040 Comparative PoliticsPOLS-1080 Intro to Political SciencePOLS-1600 Introduction to International RelationsPSYC-1250 Interpersonal RelationsPSYC-1810 Introduction to PsychologySOCI-1010 Introduction to SociologySOCI-1020 Diversity in SocietySOCI-2150 Issues of Unity and DiversityARTS-1010 Intro to Visual Arts (Art Appreciation)ARTS-1050 Intro to Art Hist & Crit IARTS-1060 Intro to Art Hist & Crit IIARTS-2650 Intro to Native America ArtARTS-2750 Women in ArtGERM-1010 Beginning German IHUMS-1100 Introduction to HumanitiesHUMS-1200 Contemporary Arts & IdeasMUSC-1010 Introduction to MusicMUSC-2720 Music History & Literature IMUSC-2730 Music History & Literature IIMUSC-2750 Introduction to American MusicPHIL-1010 Introduction to PhilosophyPHIL-1060 Applied EthicsPHIL-1150 Intro Logic/Critical ThinkingPHIL-2610 Intro to Comparative ReligionsRELS-2610 Intro to Comparative ReligionsSIGN-1010 Beginning ASL ISPAN-1010 Beginning Spanish ITHEA-1010 Introduction to TheatreTHEA-1140 Basic ActingBSAD-1010 Microsoft Applications IINFO-1010 Computer LiteracyRequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesA group of 24 students is accepted into the program every January and July. Students are selected on the basis of test scores.Students are required to purchase a laptop meeting program specification prior to their first day of classes.Applicants must attend Newly Declared Registration where they will be walked through the program and the expectations of the program prior to registering for the first quarter of GDMA courses.Must meet college student conduct standards.Must be prepared with assignments, tests, projects, etc.Must be cooperative and willing to work with faculty and other students.Must participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.Must be responsible for program costs such as tuition, fees, books, equipment and supplies.Laptop RequirementCostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. You can download the PDF file here.Graphic Design Media Arts-CECurriculumProgram RequirementsTake GDMA-1118 GDMA-1119 GDMA-1124 GDMA-1121 GDMA-1123 GDMA-2244GDMA-1118 Intro to Graphic CommnicationGDMA-1119 Structure of Graphic CommunicGDMA-1124 Intro to TypographyGDMA-1121 PhotoshopGDMA-1123 Page LayoutGDMA-2244 Web DesignTake GDMA-1118 GDMA-1119 GDMA-1124 PHOT-1760 JOUR-1820 JOUR-1840 JOUR-1880 JOUR-2880GDMA-1118 Intro to Graphic CommnicationGDMA-1119 Structure of Graphic CommunicGDMA-1124 Intro to TypographyPHOT-1760 Digital Photography & Creative ImagingJOUR-1820 Media WritingJOUR-1840 Advanced Media WritingJOUR-1880 Multimedia ReportingJOUR-2880 Multimedia EditingGeneral EducationTake 4.5 general education credits as listed in the college catalog.RequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesA group of 24 students is accepted into the program every January and July. Students are selected on the basis of test scores.Students are required to purchase a laptop meeting program specification prior to their first day of classes.Applicants must attend Newly Declared Registration where they will be walked through the program and the expectations of the program prior to registering for the first quarter of GDMA courses.Must meet college student conduct standards.Must be prepared with assignments, tests, projects, etc.Must be cooperative and willing to work with faculty and other students.Must participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.Must be responsible for program costs such as tuition, fees, books, equipment and supplies.Laptop RequirementCostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. You can download the PDF file here.