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Graphic Design: Web Design (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This degree is designed for individuals who wish to be involved in the design and implementation of web sites. Students will learn user interactivity and basic fundamentals of optimum Internet usage. These concepts are critical to the conception and design of a web site. The navigation, functionality, file size, image generation, and unity of design are stressed. Each student will design and develop a web portfolio or work as an intern in the industry as a requirement for graduation. There is an opportunity in this degree to take electives in Computer Careers or Creative Graphic Design to enhance student skills.

 

Award Outcomes

Utilize the elements and principles of design

Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design

Develop solutions that meet client's needs

Exhibit proficient use of technology workflow

Produce web sites that meet the industry standards for usability

Demonstrate use of programming language(s) into web site design

Demonstrate the roles and functions of working on a team

Develop a creative portfolio of work that demonstrates skills as a designer and visual communicator

Career Opportunities

Graphic design is an ever-changing and evolving professional career with many occupational categories and opportunities. One might find employment in a production environment, customer service, customer support, web production, consulting or training. Occupational titles include but are not limited to creative designer, graphic designer, web designer, web producer, web developer. Common working environments might include design or production in a corporation, agency, advertising, marketing, or web design studio.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 51 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1205Fundamentals of Graphic Design

3

MGDP1210Graphic Design Essentials

3

MGDP1220Concepts in Creativity

3

MGDP1230Photoshop

3

MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP1250Web Design & Development I

3

MGDP1360Acrobat

2

MMVP1640Social Media Production I

2

MGDP1645Social Media Production II

2

MGDP2010Applied Graphic Design

3

MGDP2050Web Design & Development II

3

MGDP2060Web Design & Development III

3

MGDP2100Web Design/Production

3

MGDP2200Design Portfolio

3

MMVP1500Concepts of Interactive Media

3

MMVP1570Introduction to Programming for Designers

3

MMVP1580Animation

3

MMVP2010JavaScript for Designers

3

General Education Required 12 Credits

Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

 

Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

Choose any course from MnTc Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Choose three credits from MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Any ARSP, CCIS, MGDP, or MMVP course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1120Introduction to Digital Photography

2

MGDP2215Graphic Design Internship

1 - 12

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 69

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1205Fundamentals of Graphic Design

3

MGDP1210Graphic Design Essentials

3

MGDP1220Concepts in Creativity

3

MGDP1250Web Design & Development I

3

MMVP1500Concepts of Interactive Media

3

MMVP1640Social Media Production I

2

MGDP1645Social Media Production II

2

Total Credits  19

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1230Photoshop

3

MGDP1360Acrobat

2

MGDP2010Applied Graphic Design

3

MMVP1570Introduction to Programming for Designers

3

MMVP1580Animation

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  17

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP2050Web Design & Development II

3

MGDP2100Web Design/Production

3

MMVP2010JavaScript for Designers

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP2060Web Design & Development III

3

MGDP2200Design Portfolio

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

3

Total Credits  12

Technical Studies Electives

Any Audio Production (ARSP), Information Technology/Computer Careers (CCIS), Graphic Design (MGDP) or Interactive Design and Video Production (MMVP) course that is not required for this award may be used to satisfy an elective requirement. 

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1120Introduction to Digital Photography

2

MGDP2215Graphic Design Internship

1 - 12

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST1400Contemporary World History

3

POLI1000Introduction to American Government and Politics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2120Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOCI2130Food and Society

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Graduation (69 Credits) 

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

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