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Graphic Design Classes at VMCAD – Curriculum


Graphic Design CourseBy utilizing industry standard software and the latest technology in digital print production, Graphic Design students at the Virginia Marti College of Art & Design create projects that mirror real world specifications, processes and deadlines.

The College’s hands-on curriculum helps students hone their design and time management skills so that the client-driven focus of the graphics industry is not only understood, but incorporated into the students’ own creative process.

Having the opportunity to work with actual clients in a classroom environment, Graphic Design students focus on:

  • Traditional and digital illustration
  • Print layout and production
  • Web layout, production and management
  • Flash animation and dynamic content development
  • Brand marketing and design
  • Visual marketing and presentation
  • Portfolio development and presentation
  • Career development and preparation

 

Program Outline

First Quarter

Math I – G143 – 3 credits

English I – G101 – 3 credits

Graphic Design: The Big Picture – BGD100 – 3 credits

Basic Color Theory – B103 – 3 credits

Principles of Design – GD1002 – 3 credits

 

 

Second Quarter

History of Art I – G160 – 3 credits

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Bible History: Old Testament – G163 – 3 credits

English II – G102 – 3 credits

Anatomy & Figure Drawing I – B128 – 3 credits

Economics – G260 – 3 credits

Typography – GD101 – 3 credits

 

 

Third Quarter

Social Science I – G221 – 3 credits

Anatomy & Figure Drawing II – B129 – 3 credits

Photography – B144 – 3 credits

Concept Development – GD102 – 3 credits

Adobe™ Photoshop – GD110 – 3 credits

 

 

Fourth Quarter

History of Art II – G161 – 3 credits

Bible History: New Testament – G164 – 3 credits

Social Science II – G222 – 3 credits

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Adobe™ Illustrator I – GD120 – 3 credits

InDesign I/Print Production – GD130 – 3 credits

Illustration I/Traditional – GD140 – 3 credits

 

 

Fifth Quarter

Web Design I/Layout – GD201 – 3 credits

Adobe™ Photoshop II – GD210 – 3 credits

Illustrator II – GD220 – 3 credits

InDesign II/CS Live – GD230 – 3 credits

 

 

Sixth Quarter

Principles of Business – B211 – 3 credits

Web Design II/HTML & CSS – GD202 – 3 credits

Brand Identity Design – GD260 – 3 credits

Adobe™ Flash I – GD250 – 3 credits

 

 

Seventh Quarter

Business Law – B210 – 3 credits

Web Design III – GD203 – 3 credits

Flash II – GD252 – 3 credits

Illustration II/Digital – GD240 – 3 credits

 

 

Eighth Quarter

Entrepreneurship – B224 – 3 credit

Web Design IV/Digital Portfolio Dev. – GD204 – 3 credits

Portfolio Development – GD270 – 3 credits

Personal Brand Development – GD262 – 3 credits

Internship – GD280 – 2 credits


WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT VMCAD

GRAPHIC DESIGN SUCCESS STORIES

“My time at VMC shines among the best times of my life. When I started, I wasn’t sure I had the skills to become a graphic designer. I was coming from a background without software skills, and I was also lacking in other areas (Art Fundamentals really made a difference). I feel that the instructors were both…”
– Kimberly Roth Graphics Coordinator at Penton Media
Graphic Design 08’
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