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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Graphic Design associate's degree prepares students for entry-level work in the visual media industry; the degree also serves the needs of students planning to transfer to study Graphic Design at a four-year school. The curriculum includes basic visual literacy and visual communication skills, the complete software package necessary for employment or transfer, typography, graphic design theory and application, and several production classes that offer real-world hands-on learning experiences.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 27 units Units
ART 200 Portfolio Preparation 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
DGME 103 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
DGME 164 User Interface/User Experience Design      3 units
DGME 211 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 units
DGME 215 History of Graphic Design 3 units
DGME 216 Intermediate Graphic Design 3 units
DGME 220 Typography 3 units
DGME 230 Production Design for Print and Screen 3 units
DGME 250 Internship 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 27

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.