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Communication Design - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2010 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2010 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Communication Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers in advertising agencies, graphic and corporate communications firms, department stores, art studios, publications, and as freelance graphic designers.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA CD 111 Foundation I/Basic Design G6 3
  CD 121 Studio Skills 1.5
  CD 122 Digital Layout I 2
  CD 131 Color Workshop 1.5
  CD 171 Introduction to Typography 1.5

RELATED AREA

PH 116 Photography Basics 2

LIBERAL ARTS

choice see Requirements* 6
Semester 2

MAJOR AREA

CD 112 Foundation II/Comm. Design 3
  CD 113 Three-Dimensional Design 1.5
  CD 132 Creative Process 1.5
  CD 172 Computer Drawing & Typography
2

RELATED AREA

FA 131 Life Drawing I 1.5
  GD 232 Survey of Graphic Design 3

LIBERAL ARTS

choice see Requirements* 6
Semester 3

MAJOR AREA

CD 222 Digital Layout II 2
  CD 251 Digital Imagery 1.5
  CD 271 Designing with Type 1.5

RELATED AREA

AD 213 Advertising Design Concepts 3
  FA 171 Printmaking I 1.5

LIBERAL ARTS

choice see Requirements* 6

ELECTIVE

choice General elective 1.5-3
Semester 4

MAJOR AREA

CD 231 Visual Process 1.5

RELATED AREA

AC 201 Advertising & Promotion 2
  GD 214 The Corporate Image 3
  GD 243 Website Design and Production 2
  PK 211 Introduction to Packaging Design 1.5

LIBERAL ARTS

choice see Requirements* 6

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area: 24 credits
Related Areas: 19.5 credits
Liberal Arts: 24 credits
Elective: 1.5 - 3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed. 2 credits
Total Credits: 71

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements.

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

* REQUIREMENTS

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN121 (G1) ( Prerequisite: College-level English as determined by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).

EVENING/WEEKEND OPTION
A 6-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program.  The sequence of courses is:
Semester 1:  CD 111, 122, 171
Semester 2:  CD 112, 121, 131, EN 121
Semester 3:  CD 113, 132, 172, FA 131, PH 116
Semester 4:  CD 222, 251, FA 171, GD 232
Semester 5:  CD 231, 271, AD 213, GD 243, SS 131
Semester 6:  AC 201, GD 214, PK 211
For physical education and liberal arts courses (except for EN 121 and SS 131), see Requirements above.

Upper Division Alternatives
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Advertising Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Toy Design. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science program in Advertising and Marketing Communications.

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