Graphic Design A.A. (GRDA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program is designed for those students who have a special interest in entering the world of graphic design. The program prepares students with a foundation in fine arts, as well as thorough instruction of the tools and techniques needed for digital art and website creation.  As in the Fine Arts program, the Graphic Design curriculum consists of a partnership between LCCC and The Baum School of Art, Allentown. While some students may pursue the program of study for personal enrichment or employment rather than transfer, the degree is designed for students preparing to enter a program leading to a Baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university.  Because the requirements  of four-year colleges or universities vary greatly, students  should choose an intended  transfer college as soon as possible and work with their advisor to coordinate  course selection with the intended  transfer institution's program.  All students will be expected to prepare a portfolio for transfer or employment  applications.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • survey painting, sculpture, architecture, and other related art forms with consideration of the aesthetic, historical, and technical significance of major artistic achievements.
  •  learn fine art principles and techniques utilized in all aspects of visual art production.
  • utilize computer graphic tools and techniques to create and manipulate visual designs.
  • create visually dynamic projects using current industry development and authoring tools.
  • produce web content in accordance to both web design and visual design standards

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Please Note: This program contains art courses that may require the purchase of additional supplies. Please visit the LCCC and Baum School of Art Supply List page for detailed information.

Please Visit the Baum School of Art website.

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 101 Introduction to Art 3
ART 108 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 111 Color Theory 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
ART 120 Photography I 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 107 Digital Design 3
ART 110 Drawing I 3
CIS 141 Client-Side Scripting I 3.5
CIS 133 User Experience Design 3
English 106 Introduction to Literature 3
Semester Total 15.5
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 128 Computer-Aided Logo and Advertising Design 3
ART 135
or ART 132
Three Dimensional Design
Principles of 3D Modeling and Texturing
ART 145 Art of Illustration 3
CIS 116 Adobe Dreamweaver 1
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective* Mathematics 3-4
Semester Total 16-17
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 242 Desktop Publishing 3
ART 248 Web-Based Interactive Animations 3
BUS 141 Principles of Advertising 3
SOC 155 Mass Culture 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4-5
Semester Total 16-17
Credit Total 62.5
+Except for MAT 105, no mathematics courses numbered below 150 will fulfill the mathematics requirement. Students need to check mathematics requirements at transfer institutions before enrolling in a mathematics course, in order to ensure that the most appropriate course is taken.