2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSN AAS Graphic Communications: Graphic Design Map


AREA OF STUDY (AOS): Art and Design
JOB/EMPLOYMENT INFO: www.csn.edu/artarea

WHO SHOULD USE THIS ACADEMIC MAP
This academic map should be used by CSN students who are completing the Graphic Communications: Graphic Design, AAS.
 
HOW THIS ACADEMIC MAP IS SET UP
The academic map is designed to provide students with the optimal route to earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students who cannot take the map’s recommended number of credits each semester will take longer to complete the degree, graduate and transfer.
 
CSN AAS GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS: GRAPHIC DESIGN: DESCRIPTION
This program trains people to use digital tools for employment in design and creative production fields. Although a degree is not necessary for initial employment, students who complete an AAS degree have a good chance for employment that is profitable. Students will learn concepts and approaches to technology necessary for lifelong learning. This degree is directed toward designing, producing, and assembling digital assets into professional communications and deliverables. Graphic Designer may design identity and collateral materials (like logos, brochures, advertising materials) or layouts for print or web publications. The Web Designer creates graphics, presentations (some interactive), web pages targeted for viewing on a screen.

 

Semester #1 (15-17 Total Minimum Credit Hours)


Semester Notes
  • Student MUST earn a grade of C or higher in each course for this semester.
  • Click on a course to see more information about that course including description, prerequisites and credit value.
 
Semester Milestones
  • Student MUST MEET with an advisor or counselor BEFORE REGISTERING for their NEXT SEMESTER.

      Recommended Courses

Semester #2 (14 Total Minimum Credit Hours)


Semester Notes
  • Student MUST earn a grade of C or higher in each course for this semester.
  • Click on a course to see more information about that course including description, prerequisites and credit value.
 
Semester Milestones
  • Student MUST MEET with an advisor or counselor BEFORE REGISTERING for their NEXT SEMESTER.

      Recommended Courses
  • Natural Science (General Education) - Credits 3:
  • See a counselor or advisor for course selection

  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 2:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
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Semester #3 (15 Total Minimum Credit Hours)


Semester Notes
  • Student MUST earn a grade of C or higher in each course for this semester.
  • Click on a course to see more information about that course including description, prerequisites and credit value.
 
Semester Milestones
  • Student MUST MEET with an advisor or counselor BEFORE REGISTERING for their NEXT SEMESTER.

      Recommended Courses
  • Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science Elective (General Education) - Credits 3:
  • ​See a counselor or advisor for course selection

  • Human Relations (General Education) - Credits 3:
  • ​See a counselor or advisor for course selection

  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
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Semester #4 (16 Total Minimum Credit Hours)


Semester Notes
  • Student MUST earn a grade of C or higher in each course for this semester.
  • Click on a course to see more information about that course including description, prerequisites and credit value.
 
Semester Milestones
  • APPLY FOR GRADUATION by the deadline. Click www.csn.edu/graduation for more information on applying for graduation.

    Recommended Courses
  • Communication (General Education) - Credits 3:
  • See a counselor or advisor for course selection

  • U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (General Education) - Credits 4:
  • See a counselor or advisor for course selection

  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3:   
  • Special Program Requirements (Special Program Requirements) - Credits 3: