Art and Design, Associate of Applied Science Degree
Are you looking to take your passion of art and turn it into a well-paying career? If so, our art & design technical program is what you are looking for. Here you will gain the skills and knowledge required to start a career in graphic design. Graphic designers are the keystone in creating design and communication solutions in every job sector. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry experienced instructors in our modern computer labs and studios. If you are artistic, creative and professional, turn those interests into a career at San Jacinto College South campus.
The San Jacinto College art and design Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program:
- Is designed to provide basic preparation for entry-level employment in areas such as visual advertising, graphic design and media communication.
- Develops skills in both print and digital media, web design, digital video and photography and motion graphics.
- Gives the student hands-on experience in building a well-rounded and professional portfolio of work.
The San Jacinto College art and design AAS program opens students to pursue careers as:
- Art Director
- Layout Artist
- Brand Identity Designer
- Digital Imaging Artist
- Logo Designer
- Multimedia Designer
- Prepress Technician
- Web Designer
Graphic Designer median salary: $49,570 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
For more information, contact Jeffrey.McGee@sjcd.edu - Department Chair
Brian.Piana@sjcd.edu - Faculty
Michael.Yost@sjcd.edu - Faculty
The art and design technical curriculum is designed to provide basic preparation for entry-level employment within the greater design industry. The program will develop basic skills across a variety of design concepts and applications, including design communications, digital media, web design, photography, and video.
***Those students interested in transfer degrees in Art & Design should visit the the Fine Arts, Associate of Arts page.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The associate of applied science degree is for students who want to earn a two-year degree while preparing for jobs in the design industry. Building off the certificate of technology, students will complete additional courses in drawing, design and art history to further strengthen their skillset.
Plan of Study
|ARTC 1325||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3|
|IMED 1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|PHTC 1311||Fundamentals of Photography||3|
|ARTV 1351||Digital Video||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|ARTC 1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|IMED 1316||Web Page Design I||3|
|ARTS 1311||Design I (2-dimensional)||3|
|MATH 1332||Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)||3|
|ARTC 1317||Design Communication I||3|
|IMED 2315||Web Page Design II||3|
|ARTS 1304||Art History II (14th century to the present)||3|
|ARTS 1316||Drawing I||3|
|SPCH 1315||Public Speaking||3|
|ARTV 1303||Basic Animation||3|
|ARTC 2347||Design Communication II||3|
or ARTC 2366
|Portfolio Development for Graphic Design
or Field Experience-Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration
|ARTS 1317||Drawing II||3|
|SOCI 1301||Introduction to Sociology||3|
College Preparatory courses (those courses which have numbers beginning with 0) do not apply toward the associate of applied science degree. Technical courses do not transfer to a senior institution. See an Art and Design Department Counselor for information.