AAS Graphic Design/Illustration
Associate Degree Programs at Pratt
The mission of Pratt’s Associate Degree Programs is to provide a professional and creative learning environment in conjunction with a rigorous career-focused art and design curriculum, balancing technical knowledge and skills with the development of critical thinking and conceptual abilities. These programs serve a diverse student population, both traditional and non-traditional, and offer two study-tracks: a career- oriented AOS track, which prepares students for careers in the art and design professions; and a transfer-oriented AAS track which positions AAS graduates to transfer directly into the junior year of the Pratt BFA Programs in Fine Arts or Communication Design.
Graphic Design/Illustration Program Mission
The AAS Major in Graphic Design/Illustration within the Associate Degree Programs is a pre-professional degree program providing the student with the first two years of a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts course of study, upon completion students graduate with an AAS Degree and have the option of entering an arts profession, or applying for transfer into the BFA Program at Pratt or another school of choice. This program offers a strong foundation, advanced-level art and design courses, and a liberal studies component, all combined to create a comprehensive transfer degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate fluent understanding of art and design principles and practices while being articulate with the visual language, including an ability to cite historical precedents and apply theoretical principles to projects.
- Students will demonstrate high competency with current design software and digital technology within their specialist discipline while also demonstrating awareness of how new media may affect their practice locally and globally.
- Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and research strategies while creating innovative solutions to problems and developing an awareness of the cultural and historical context of their work.
- AAS Degree students will effectively utilize a practical skill-set which also includes written and oral presentation skills, culminating in the production of a Portfolio/GPA of a standard required to transfer to the junior year of the Pratt BFA Program
- AAS Degree students will demonstrate through practice and critique a thorough understanding of core foundation and specialist studio principles as well as the liberal arts and humanities components necessary to transfer to the junior year of a BFA Program.
Degree Requirements: Two Year/Four Semesters (69 Credits)
Requirements for AAS Graphic Design/Illustration, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
ASFD-143A Drawing I - Figure
ASFD-143B Drawing I: General
ASFD-157 3-D Design I
ASFD-168 Light/Color/Design I
HA-115 Survey of Art I
ASIL-100 Painting I
HMS-101A Introduction to Literary and Critical Studies
Semester 2Complete these courses.
ASFD-144A Drawing II - Figure
ASFD-144B Drawing II: General
ASFD-158 3-D Design II
ASFD-169 Light/Color/Design II
HA-116 Survey of Art II
ASDG-206 Painting II
HMS-103A Introduction to Literary and Critical Studies
Semester 3Complete these courses.
ASDG-109 Typographic Design I
ASGR-101 Communication Design I
ASGR-151 Computer Graphics
ASIL-101 Illustration I
HA-215 Survey of Art: Nineteenth Century
CH-300 World Civilizations I
Semester 4Complete these courses.
ASDG-211 Typographic Design II
ASGR-102 Communication Design II
ASIL-102 Illustration II
CH-400 World Civilizations II
SS-210 General Psychology