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Commercial Art/Graphic Design (AAS-CAG)

Program Location: Fairhope Campus

Length: Four Semesters

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in communication arts and to give students experience with the equipment and methods used in the graphic arts industry.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
ART 113 Drawing I 3
ART 121 Two-Dimensional Composition I 3
ART 220 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
CAT 223 Electronic Publishing I 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
WKO 107 or ORI 101 + 1
Sub-total Credits 16

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
ART 175 Digital Photography 3
ART 253 Graphic Design I 3
CAT 180 Current Topics in Commercial Art 3
CAT 224 Electronic Publishing II 3
MTH 116 or MTH 100 + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
ART 254 Graphic Design II 3
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
CAT 270 Web Site Development 3
ART, CAP, CAT, or GRD Elective + 3
History, Social Science, or Behavioral Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

Item # Title Credits
ART 100 Art Appreciation 3
ART 299 Art Portfolio 3
ART, CAP, CAT, or GRD Elective + 3
ART, CAP, CAT, or GRD Elective + 3
Computer Science, Math, or Natural Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 15


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.





Financial Aid is Available


Fairhope Campus

440 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532