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AA in Graphic & Interactive Design

Earn your Associate in Arts degree online with a major in Graphic & Interactive Design at Foothill College.

Associate Degree Requirements available as online courses:

English proficiency: ENGL 1A, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105 or equivalent.

A minimum of 90 units is required to include:

  • All General Education requirements, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements, or the IGETC
  • Core courses (42 Units)
  • Support courses (16 Units)
  • Additional electives may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum for the associate degree

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all core and support courses for the degree.

The courses listed BELOW are generally offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see Online Schedule of Classes for verification.

NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
     
CORE COURSES (42 units)
ART 4A FUNDAMENTALS DRAWING 4
ART 5A 2-D FOUNDATIONS 4
GID 1 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN 4
or ART 36 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN 4
GID 33 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I 4
GID 34 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II 4
GID 35 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III 4
GID 36 TYPOGRAPHY 4
GID 60 CAREERS IN THE VISUAL ARTS 2
or VART 50 CAREERS IN THE VISUAL ARTS 2
GID 61 PORTFOLIO 4
GID 70 GRAPHIC DESIGN DRAWING 4
PHOT 5 INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY 4
     
SUPPORT COURSES (16 units)
ART 20 COLOR I 3
GID 37 CARTOONING 4
GID 38 PRINT ARTS I 4
or ART 40 PRINT ARTS I 4
GID 39 PRINT ARTS II 4
GID 41 DIGITAL ART & GRAPHICS 4
or ART 14D DIGITAL ART & GRAPHICS 4
GID 42 ETCHING & INTAGLIO PRINTING 4
or ART 37 ETCHING & INTAGLIO PRINTING 4
GID 43 ILLUSTRATION & DIGITAL IMAGING 4
GID 44 RELIEF PRINTING 4
or ART 38 RELIEF PAINTING 4
GID 45 DIGITAL SOUND, VIDEO & ANIMATION 4
or MUS 12 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SOUND, VIDEO & ANIMATION 4
GID 46 SCREENPRINTING 4
or ART 39 SCREENPRINTING 4
GID 47 MOTION GRAPHICS 4
or MDIA 32 MOTION GRAPHICS 4
GID 53A BEGINNING T-SHIRT DESIGN & GARMENT PRINTING 4
GID 56 WEBSITE DESIGN 4
GID 57 WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT II 4
GID 58 WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT III 4
GID 71 STORYBOARDING 4
GID 73 PAPER ARTS I 4
or ART 73 PAPER ARTS I 4
GID 77 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT 4
GID 78 RAPID WEB 4
GID 90 BOOK ARTS I 4
or ART 96 BOOK ARTS I 4
GID 91 BOOK ARTS II 4
GID 92 LETTERPRESS PRINTING 4
GID 93 LETTERPRESS PROJECTS 4

NOTE: To better prepare the student for success, the following is a suggested course list for the first and second year of study:

First Year (47 units)

  • ART 4A FUNDAMENTALS DRAWING
  • ART 5A 2-D FOUNDATIONS
  • GID 1 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN or ART 36 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • GID 33 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
  • GID 60 CAREERS IN THE VISUAL ARTS
  • GID 70 GRAPHIC DESIGN DRAWING
  • PHOT 5 INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY
  • And 4 units of Support Courses
  • And General Education courses as needed

Second Year (45 units)

  • GID 34 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
  • GID 35 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III
  • GID 36 TYPOGRAPHY
  • GID 61 PORTFOLIO
  • And 12 units of Support Courses
  • And General Education courses as needed

Note that this list does NOT include courses that are only held on campus. For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, visit the Curriculum Sheet.

Based on 2014 - 2015 Curriculum Sheet.

Last Updated September 12, 2014
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