Dec 07, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Graphics Option, Visual Art, A.S.


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CONTACT

Benj Gleeksman, 413.552.2572, bgleeksman@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Graphics Option prepares students for transfer, leading to a BA or BFA degree and for the workplace.  Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the dynamic and rapidly changing field of Graphic Design.  Students successfully completing the Graphics Option will produce a portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of the elements and principles of Graphic Design.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • apply the concepts and principles of Graphic Design to specific design projects
  • understand the importance of both traditional and computer layout
  • design artistically and with technical proficiency
  • understand the importance of keeping up-to-date with changing computer programs and digital design tools
  • employ various methodologies (formal, iconographic, and contextual) in order to discuss and analyze objects from the history of art
  • talk critically about works of art, including their own
  • appreciate the power images exert over us and better navigate the visual world
  • transfer into a four-year graphic design program
  • enter the professional field of Graphic Design

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 26-27 CREDITS


TOTAL: 62-63 CREDITS


NOTES

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online and Blended Learning  for more information.

(H042)

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