2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

Graphic Design, A.S.

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Degree Code: KA15

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Kevin Amenta- 860-215-9402

This program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive general education in graphic design concepts, communication skills, technical skills, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary, and to provide an awareness of the practical application of acquired technical skills. Computer use will be an integral and essential part of the program. The curriculum will prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of graphic design settings.


Graphic Design Curriculum Requirements

(suggested 2 year sequence)

Semester I

Total: 15

Total: 15

Semester III

Total: 15

Semester IV

Total: 15


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

** Consult with Program Coordinator when selecting elective.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 60

Graphic Design, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Graphic Design program will:

  1. Demonstrate skills, techniques, and manipulation of computer equipment, tools and software programs necessary to create appropriate graphic design.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of design principles, design concepts and problem solving.
  3. Compile a portfolio of work reflecting knowledge, techniques, and cretivity gained during the student’s course of study.
  4. Communicate ideas, needs and properly critique using specific graphic design vocabulary.
  5. Demonstrate how to work effectively within a production group, follow a timeline and perform in a professional design environment.
  6. Understand the historical foundations of visual communications and recognize contemporary design concepts/trends.
  7. Gain industry experience through an internship.

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