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  Feb 19, 2018
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Communication Design, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: This curriculum  is designed to educate and prepare those wanting to work in the visual communications disciplines, such as graphic  design and advertising, as well as the areas of digital prepress and web publishing.

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities include advertising design, printing, illustration, photography, digital illustration, digital prepress, graphic design, and Web page design.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 , and MTE 3  will be required to complete developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Notes: A satisfactory aptitude for drawing is not required. Students must possess computer literacy in order to be successful in this program.

Students will prepare portfolios for their job search.

Due to prerequisite requirements, ART classes should be taken in a specific order. Students should work with a counselor or faculty advisor to determine their course plan if the suggested schedule is not followed.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Communication Design program head as listed on program webpage.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 68

The two credit SDV 108 will satisfy both the SDV 100 and SDV 101 requirements. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite. 


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