Advertising + Graphic Design (A30100)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Advertising + Graphic Design Degree is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Placement tests determine enrollment in English (ENG) and mathematics (MAT) courses.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.


Major Courses

GRD 110 Typography I

GRD 280 Portfolio Design

GRD 121 Drawing Fundamentals I

GRD 131 Illustration I

GRD 141 Graphic Design I

GRD 142 Graphic Design II

GRD 241 Graphic Design III

GRD 151 Computer Design Basics

GRD 152 Computer Design Techniques I

GRD 111 Typography II

GRD 113 History of Graphic Design

GRD 180 Interactive Design

GRD 242 Graphic Design IV

GRD 282 Advertising Copywriting

COE 221 Co-Op Work Experience V

GRD 265 Digital Print Production

GRD 285 Client/Media Relations2.0

General Education Courses

ENG 111 Expository Writing

ART 115 Art History Survey II

COM 231 Public Speaking

Select 3 credits of the following:

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research


ENG 113 Literature-Based Research


ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting

Select 3 credits of the following:



MAT 115 Mathematical Models


MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I


MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II


MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics


MAT 155 Statistical Analysis


MAT 161 College Algebra


MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra


MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry


MAT 175 Precalculus


MAT 271 Calculus I


MAT 272

Calculus II



MAT 273

Calculus III

Select 3 credits of the following:




ANT 210 General Anthropology


ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology


ANT 221 Comparative Cultures


ECO 151 Survey of Economics


ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics


ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics


GEO 111 World Regional Geography


HIS 111 World Civilizations I


HIS 112 World Civilizations II


HIS 131 American History I


HIS 132 American History II


POL 120 American Government


POL 210 Comparative Government


POL 220 International Relations


PSY 150 General Psychology


PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

PSY 281

Abnormal Psychology


SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology


SOC 213 Sociology of the Family


SOC 225 Social Diversity


POL 110 Introduction to Political Science


PSY 237

Social Psychology

SOC 220 Social Problems


Electives (choose 6 credit hours)

ART 117 Non-Western Art History

ART 131 Drawing I

ART 132 Drawing II

GRD 263 Illustrative Imaging

WEB 110 Internet/Web Fundamentals

WEB 140 Web Development Tools

GRD 132 Illustration II

MKT 220 Advertising and Sales Promotion

ART 264 Digital Photography I

ART 265 Digital Photography II

PRN 155 Screen Printing I

PRN 156 Screen Printing II