Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 63
Program Start: Fall, Spring

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Graphic Communications program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $505.50
ENG105 Composition I 3 $505.50
GRA105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 $724.00
ART133 Drawing -AND- 3 $505.50
ART134 Drawing II 3 $505.50
GRA133 Desktop Publishing 4 $714.00
GRA196 Design and Layout I 4 $714.00

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Total Credits 15
Semester 2
GRA124 Electronic Illustration 4 $714.00
GRA142 Graphic Imaging 4 $714.00
GRA197 Design and Layout II 4 $714.00
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
GRA205 Design and Layout III (Offered Fall Only) 4 $714.00
GRA238 Web Design and Layout 4 $699.00
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3

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Total Credits 17
Semester 4
GRA206 Advanced Design and Layout (Offered Spring Only) 4 $714.00
GRA239 CMS Web Design (Offered Fall Only) 3 $530.50
GRA290 Portfolio Preparation 3 $545.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $505.50
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3

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Total Credits 16
Graphic Communications Electives
Take a minimum of 6 Graphic Communications credits and a minimum of 3 Art or Marketing credits.
GRA160 Interactive Multimedia 3 $505.50
GRA162 Web Page Graphics 3 $530.50
GRA221 Principles of Illustration 3 $555.50
GRA232 Photo Direction 3 $505.50
GRA924 Honors Project (Offered Fall Only) 1 $168.50
GRA949 Special Topics (Offered Semester 4 Only) 1 $168.50
Art and Marketing Electives
Take a minimum of 6 Graphic Communications credits and a minimum of 3 Art or Marketing credits.
ART120 2-D Design 3 $505.50
ART143 Painting 3 $505.50
ART184 Photography 3 $505.50
ART203 Art History I 3 $505.50
ART204 Art History II 3 $505.50
MKT110 Principles of Marketing 3 $505.50
MKT152 Advertising and Visual Merchandising 3 $505.50
Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $674.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Program Advisors

Terry Juhl
Black Hawk Hall 147A
319-296-2329 ext.1437
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Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 158
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
319-296-4041
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