Visual Arts, Visual Communications Specialization
Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.)
For students who intend to pursue careers in graphic design. Program coursework allows students to learn techniques specific to computer-generated design and imagery and explore all stages of publication, from creative inception to pre-press. Students are required to prepare portfolios of their work.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I||3|
|ART 111 Introduction to the Arts I||3|
|ART 121 Drawing I||3|
|ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II||3|
|ART 122 Drawing II||3|
|ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II||3|
|ART 133 Visual Arts Foundation||4|
|Information Technology Elective||1|
|Health or Physical Education Elective||1|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 217 Electronic Graphic Design I||4|
|ART 250 History of Design||3|
|ART 291 Computerized Graphic Design I||4|
|ENG 112 College Composition II||3|
|4th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 218 Electronic Graphic Design II||4|
|ART 292 Computerized Graphic Design II||4|
|CST 100 Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|Mathematics/Science Elective||3||See Note 2.|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3||See Note 1.|
|Total Credits For Program||65|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY and SOC.
- The mathematic/science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: BIO, CHM, GOL, MTH, NAS and PHY.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 804-706-5086 (Chester) or 804-594-1509 (Midlothian).