2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Visual Communications
Degree Plan: Visual Communications Enhanced Skills Certificate

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

Brookhaven campus only

Effective 1-1-2020 (Spring 2020), closure of this award is pending SACSCOC approval.

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

Degree Plan Code: ES.VISUAL.COMM.08

The Visual Communications Enhanced Skills Certificate attached to the Visual Communications Associate Degree provides high school graduates in an Articulated/Dual Technical Credit 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 Articulated/Dual Credit agreement.

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

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
ARTC 2333 Publication Design 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration 2 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
IMED 2315 Web Design 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
ARTC 2333 Publication Design 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration 2 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication 2 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video OR 3
ARTV 1343 Digital Sound (3)
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2315 Web Design 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
ARTC 2333 Publication Design 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration 2 3
ARTC 2347 Design Communication 2 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 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.