Graphic Design Concentration

If you are a creative person with a talent for idea generation you could be planning for a career as a Graphic Designer at Ivy Tech Sellersburg. The Visual Communications program offers design courses that will equip you with the creative and technical skills you need to be a creative professional. You will be trained in programs, such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop while exploring different methods to obtain the most creative solutions.

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GENERAL EDUCATION  – 19 CREDITS     
ENGL 111    English Composition           
IVYT 1XX    Life Skills Elective    
*MATH 1XX    Math Elective    
*XXXX 1XX     Life/Physical Science Elective    
Choose 3 Credits from the following:
*COMM 101    Fundamentals of Public Speaking    
*COMM 102    Interpersonal Communications    
Choose 6 Credits from the following:
ARTH 101    Survey of Art and Culture I    
ARTH 102    Survey of Art and Culture II   
ARTH 105    History of Design    

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL CORE  – 26 CREDITS            
PHOT 104    Basic Photography  
VISC 101    Fundamentals of Design    
VISC 105    Video and Sound   
VISC 110    Intro to Web & Social Media
VISC 113    Typography    
VISC 115    Introduction to Computer Graphics    
VISC 201    Raster Graphics
^VISC 207    Portfolio Preparation    
VISC 216    Vector Graphics

STATEWIDE ELECTIVES – 15 CREDITS
Not all electives are offered in the Sellersburg region. Be sure to meet with your advisor.
Choose 6 Credits from the following:
ARTS 102    Color and Design Theory  
DBMS 110    Database Design and Management    
INFM 109    Informatics Fundamentals    
MKTG 101    Principles of Marketing    
MKTG 252    Introduction to Digital Marketing    
PHOT 107    Intermediate Photography    
PHOT 200    Field Photography    
PHOT 201    Principles of Color Photography    
PHOT 203    Professional Portraiture   
PHOT 204    Commercial Photo Techniques    
PHOT 208    Independent Study    
PHOT 209    Studio Lighting Techniques    
PHOT 214    Journalistic and Editorial Photography    
PHOT 218    Fine Art Photography    
SDEV 153    Website Development     
SDEV 253    Server-Side Scripting Language and Tools    
VIDT 111    Studio and Field Production I    
VIDT 113    Introduction to Film Appreciation    
VIDT 202    Studio and Field Production II    
VIDT 203    Studio & Field Prod III    
VIDT 210    Production Editing I     
VIDT 211    Production Editing II    
VISC 102    Fundamentals of Imaging     
VISC 104    Intro to UX/UI    
VISC 107    Introduction to Screen Printing    
VISC 111    Drawing for Visualization    
VISC 112    Electronic Layout    
VISC 114    Graphic Design    
VISC 120    Comic Books and Sequential Art    
VISC 200    Motion Graphics    
VISC 202    Special Projects I    
VISC 203    Independent Study    
VISC 204    Mobile Apps I    
VISC 205    Business Practices for Visual Artists    
VISC 206    Interdisciplinary Studies    
VISC 208    Mobile App Design II    
VISC 209    3D Rendering and Animation I    
VISC 210    Web Design I    
VISC 212    3D Rendering and Animation II    
VISC 213    Advanced Electronic Imaging     
VISC 214    Advanced Electronic Layout    
VISC 215    Web Design II    
VISC 217    Graphic Design II    
VISC 218    Digital Production    
VISC 219    Graphic Design III    
VISC 222    Advanced UX/UI     
VISC 225    Fundamentals of Print Production    
VISC 280    Co-op Internship    
VISC 181-194    Special Topics    
VISC 281-294    Special Topics     
Choose 9 Credits from the following:
PHOT 201    Principles of Color Photography     
PHOT 203    Professional Portraiture    
PHOT 204    Commercial Photo Techniques     
PHOT 208    Independent Study    
PHOT 209    Studio Lighting Techniques       
PHOT 214    Journalistic and Editorial Photography    
PHOT 218    Fine Art Photography    
SDEV 253    Server-Side Scripting Language and Tools    
VIDT 202    Studio and Field Production II    
VIDT 203    Studio & Field Prod III    
VIDT 210    Production Editing I     
VIDT 211   Production Editing II    
VISC 200    Motion Graphics    
VISC 202    Special Projects I    
VISC 203    Independent Study   
VISC 204    Mobile Apps I    
VISC 205    Business Practices for Visual Artists    
VISC 206    Interdisciplinary Studies    
VISC 208    Mobile App Design II    
VISC 209    3D Rendering and Animation I   
VISC 210    Web Design I    
VISC 212    3D Rendering and Animation II     
VISC 213    Advanced Electronic Imaging     
VISC 214    Advanced Electronic Layout    
VISC 215    Web Design II       
VISC 217    Graphic Design II    
VISC 218    Digital Production   
VISC 219    Graphic Design III    
VISC 222    Advanced UX/UI     
VISC 225    Fundamentals of Print Production      
VISC 280    Co-op Internship    
VISC 281-294    Special Topics   

TOTAL CREDITS            60

*Elective is defined as a course chosen by the student from the inventory of courses available on a campus.            
^Capstone Course      

Here are just a few career options that you might consider with a degree in Graphic Design:

Web Designer
Creative Director
Photo Editor
Video & Film Editor
Graphic Designer
Product Designer
Multimedia Artist
Motion Designer
Art Director
UI/UX Designer

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