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Overview

Are you artistic, good with technology and a creative thinker? Consider a career in graphic design.

In this program, you’ll learn the creative, technical and problem-solving skills to design visual graphics for print, web, video, animation, motion graphics, 3D modeling and social media. The program includes hands-on industry design projects, internships, and opportunities to enhance your marketability with related skills in advanced internet programming, digital photography, video production, social media marketing, journalism and fine art.

Whether you want to work in a design studio, advertising agency, or in a corporate in-house design department, this program will help you transform your creativity into a promising career in graphic design.

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Greg Stiles - Graphic Design Department Chair
Building 19, Room 218B
509-533-3708

Program Map for Associate in Applied Science - Graphic Design

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Required Credits: 99

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
GRDSN 101
Design Process I
4
Fall
GRDSN 102
Design Technology I
3
Fall
GRDSN 105
Drawing for Graphic Designers
3
Fall
GRDSN 156
Illustrator I
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 158
Photoshop I
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 181
Web Development I
4
Fall
Total Credits
 
18
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 111
Design Process II
4
Winter
GRDSN 112
Design Technology II
3
Winter
GRDSN 151
Typography and Layout
3
Winter
GRDSN 163
InDesign I
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
Choose one from:
GRDSN 164
Illustrator II
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 166
Photoshop II
2
Winter/Spring
GRDSN 168
InDesign II
2
Winter/Spring
GRDSN 175
After Effects
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
19
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 109
History of Design
5
Spring
GRDSN 121
Design Process III
4
Spring
GRDSN 122
Design Technology III
3
Spring
GRDSN 125
Computer Drawing
3
Spring
Total Credits
 
20
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
GRDSN 201
Design Process IV
4
Fall
GRDSN 202
Design Technology IV
3
Fall
GRDSN 235
Multimedia I
3
Fall
Choose one from:
GRDSN 142
Print Production
3
Fall
GRDSN 182
Web Development II
3
Fall
Total Credits
 
13
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 211
Design Process V
4
Winter
GRDSN 212
Design Technology V
3
Winter
GRDSN 236
Multimedia II
3
Winter
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
GRDSN 221
Design Process VI
4
Spring
GRDSN 223
Design Portfolio
3
Spring
GRDSN 237
Multimedia III
3
Spring
GRDSN 266
Cooperative Education Seminar
1
Fall/Winter/Spring
GRDSN 267
Cooperative Education Work Experience
3
Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
14
 

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in industry standard software applications to qualify for entry-level jobs in the design industry.
  2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the design process to qualify for entry-level jobs in the design industry.
  3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of design production, project workflow, and construction of digital files appropriate for successful printing, web development and multimedia to qualify for entry-level jobs in the design industry.
  4. Construct a professional portfolio to present a body of work to potential employers and qualify for entry-level jobs in the design industry.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    11,939
  • Non-Resident

    $
    15,865
  • International

    $
    28,553
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    225
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,718

  • Bonnie Glantz
    Bonnie Glantz
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    Bonnie.Glantz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Richard Kaminski
    Richard Kaminski
    Coordinator II
    Richard.Kaminski@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4181
  • June Roys
    June Roys
    Graphic Design
    A.A.B., Lakeland Community College; B.S., Youngstown State University; M.F.A., Edinboro University
    June.Roys@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3425
  • Greg Stiles
    Greg Stiles
    Graphic Design
    A.A.S., State University of New York; A.A.S., Art Institute of Seattle; B.A., M.A.Ed., Eastern Washington University
    Greg.Stiles@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3708
  • Derrick Freeland
    Derrick Freeland
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Derrick.Freeland@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4181
  • John Mujica
    John Mujica
    Digital Imag/Graphic Des
    A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    John.Mujica@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3717
  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    Curriculum Advisor
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195