Graphic Design Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Art Transfer

(Graphic Design Concentration)

Credits required 65

Dean

Ulli K. Ryder, ulli.ryder@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Marisa Millard, Coordinator of Animation, Graphic Design, and Web Design, and Professor of Graphic Design marisa.millard@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: AT

Concentration Code: ATG

Program Goals Statement

This program provides a strong foundation in drawing and design, preparing students for transfer into a senior institution and a career in graphic design, Web and multimedia design, advertising design, and electronic imaging. Students utilize traditional media and computer graphics within a structured curriculum. Studio courses emphasize visual perception, creative thinking, aesthetics, technical skills, and exploration of the design process, and applications to professional practice.

Program Information

  • Students develop their creative and technical potential while building a strong portfolio for use in transferring or towards the job market.
  • Graphic design classes use industry-standard software and hardware in a dedicated design computer lab.

Additional information

  • Sequencing: Students should plan to complete all Studio Foundation program courses before taking any Advanced Studio courses.

After BCC

  • Recent graduates have transferred to Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, UMass Dartmouth, and others. Graduates transfer to four-year BFA programs in graphic design, digital media, Web design, media arts, animation and illustration, as well as art education.
  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Ethical Dimensions, Historical Awareness, Multicultural Perspective, Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Elective Courses

See General Education Competency Courses for course listings

Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Elective - Lab

4 credits

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-7

Studio Foundation

ART 101Visual Art Colloquium

1 credit

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ART 112Drawing II

3 credits

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

ART 131Three-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 151Digital Photography

1 credit

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:20

Advanced Studio

ART 201Careers in the Visual Arts

2 credits

ART 211Drawing III

3 credits

ART 251Photography II: Digital

3 credits

ART 261Graphic Design I

3 credits

ART 262Graphic Design II

3 credits

ART 266Typography Design

3 credits

ART 267Publication Design

3 credits

ART 280Electronic Imaging

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:23

Choose one elective from

ART 271Web Design I

3 credits

ART 292Design Studio

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

Or

an ART course approved by the program coordinator

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence – Fall Semester 1

ART 101Visual Art Colloquium

1 credit

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence – Spring Semester 2

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

ART 112Drawing II

3 credits

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

ART 151Digital Photography

1 credit

ART 280Electronic Imaging

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence – SUMMER

Consider taking Gen Ed or studio courses to reduce semester load.

 

Recommended Course Sequence – Fall Semester 3

ART 131Three-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 201Careers in the Visual Arts

2 credits

ART 211Drawing III

3 credits

ART 261Graphic Design I

3 credits

ART 266Typography Design

3 credits

Mathematics Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence – Spring Semester 4

ART 251Photography II: Digital

3 credits

ART 262Graphic Design II

3 credits

ART 267Publication Design

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

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