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Degree Plans - Visual Communications - Visual Communications Enhanced Skills Certificate (Archived)

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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ENHANCED SKILLS CERTIFICATE

The Visual Communications AAS is a requirement prior to or concurrent with this Enhanced Skills Certificate.

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: ES.VISUAL.COMM.O8

The Visual Communications Enhanced Skills Certificate attached to the Visual Communications Associate Degree provides high school graduates in a Tech Prep program the opportunity to acquire advanced skills required by the industry. This certificate is primarily for students who begin our program in their junior and senior years in high school through an affiliated Tech Prep high school.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2380 Cooperative Education-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)
Track (A, B, C or D) Elective 3
Track (A, B, C or D) Elective 3
Track (A, B, C or D) Elective 3-4
12-13
Minimum Hours Required 12-13

A student must select one of the Specialized Tracks (Communication Design, Multimedia Communications, Visual Journalism, or Web Design) to be awarded the enhanced skills certificate. Choose Specialized Track courses A, B, C, or D from the following corresponding tracks:

Track A - Communication Design: Elective courses must be selected from the following:

ARTC 2333 Publication Design 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTC 1374 Visual Storytelling 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3

Track B - Multimedia Communications: Elective courses must be selected from the following:

ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTC 2333 Publication Design 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3

Track C - Visual Journalism: Elective courses must be selected from the following:

ARTC 1374 Visual Storytelling 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
COMM 2305 Editing and Layout 3
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3

Track D - Web Design: Elective courses must be selected from the following:

ARTC 1374 Visual Storytelling 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTC 2333 Publication Design 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication II 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
ITSE 2413 Web Authoring 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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