Graphic Design (AOS)
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 Program Mission
The AOS Graphic Design major within Pratt's Associate Degree Program is a career track professional program with an emphasis on both traditional skills and new technologies. Graphic Design students develop skills and proficiency in such concentrations as Advertising, Publication, and Package Design, along with a proficiency in all software applications and studio fundamentals such as Typography, Visualization, and Drawing.
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.
- AOS Degree students will effectively utilize a practical skill-set which also includes written and oral presentation skills, culminating in the production of a professional portfolio of a standard required to be competitive in the field with a view to creating a sustainable practice.
Degree Requirements: Two Year/Four Semesters (67 Credits)
Requirements for AOS in Graphic Design, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
ASFD-143A Drawing I - Figure
ASFD-143B Drawing I: General
ASGR-101 Communication Design I
ASDG-109 Typographic Design I
ASFD-168 Light/Color/Design I
ASFD-210 Design History: Communication
ASGR-151 Computer Graphics
Semester 2Complete these courses.
ASFD-144A Drawing II - Figure
ASFD-144B Drawing II: General
ASGR-102 Communication Design II
ASDG-211 Typographic Design II
ASCG-101 Interactive Media
ASGR-270 Electronic Page Design I
Semester 3Complete these course plus 2 elective credits.
ASDG-212 Typographic Design III
ASGR-201 Graphic Design I
ASGR-203 Advertising Design I
ASGR-205 Publication Design I
ASGR-207 Package Design I
ASGR-271 Electronic Page Design II
ASGR-250 2-D Computer Graphics
Semester 4Complete these course plus 2 elective credits.
ASDG-213 Typographic Design IV
ASGR-202 Graphic Design II
ASGR-204 Advertising Design II
ASGR-206 Publication Design II
ASGR-208 Package Design II
ASGR-240 Portfolio Development and Business Procedures
ASGR-220 Pre-Press and Print Production