Graphic Design

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

ECC's Communication Design Department encompasses three dynamic visual disciplines: Graphic Design, Internet Design or Videography and Motion Graphics. At ECC you'll experience hands-on-learning in small classes from exceptional, industry-seasoned faculty in state-of-the-art labs. Exciting practical experiences are offered through the Spartan Design Club or through capstone projects designed to synthesize skills developed during the program. Student film fests and professional portfolio presentations showcase student work to the community and prospective employers. Choose from six options to master new skills. If you are just beginning, then jump start your career and enhance your earnings potential by completing an associates of applied science degree in either Graphic Design, Internet Design or Videography and Motion Graphics. If you need to augment an existing degree or work experience, certificates are offered for the Adobe Creative Suite, Internet Design or Videography. Students may even pursue an associate of arts degree and transfer seamlessly to a four-year college or university to master strategic design skills and gain a significant competitive edge in today's global marketplace. Whatever your educational goals, ECC's Communication Design Department offers you access to the unique professional resources necessary to reach them.

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Program Requirements

Communications : AAS Communications

Take 2 courses from:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II
  • BUS-101 - Business Communications
  • BUS-142 - Report Writing

Social Or Behavioral Science : Social or Behavioral

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ATR-230 - Field Archeology
  • ATR-240 - Topics in Anthropology
  • ATR-250 - Human Evolution
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-100 - Topics in History
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HIS-170 - History of Illinois
  • HIS-201 - Modern European History
  • HIS-219 - Honors Seminar in History
  • HIS-297 - Independent Study in History
  • INS-100 - Topics in International Studies
  • INS-107 - Global Persp. on World Civilizatn
  • INS-131 - African Cultural History
  • INS-159 - A History of the Vietnam Conflict
  • INS-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • INS-206 - Field Study in Foreign Cultures
  • INS-208 - Life & Work in the 21st Century
  • INS-219 - Honors Seminar-International Studies
  • INS-297 - Indep. Study in Internat. Studies
  • POS-141 - Topics in Government
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-219 - Honors Seminar in Government
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government
  • POS-297 - Independent Study in Government
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-201 - Experimental Psychology
  • PSY-210 - Personality
  • PSY-211 - Educational Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-213 - Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • PSY-216 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • PSY-220 - Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSY-225 - Human Sexuality
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-101 - Introduction to Family Violence
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-215 - Social Psychology
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change
  • SOC-225 - Human Sexuality
  • SOC-230 - Criminology

Math Or Science Requirement : Math or Science

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATY-100 - Astronomy
  • ATY-101 - Elementary Astronomy
  • BIO-101 - Nutrition for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-104 - Biotechnology and Society
  • BIO-105 - Survey of Environmental Biology
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-114 - Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology
  • BIO-234 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO-235 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO-236 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO-240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO-245 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO-246 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO-265 - Microbiology
  • BUS-120 - Business Mathematics
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • CHM-143 - General Chemistry II
  • CHM-170 - Elementary Organic Chemistry
  • CHM-221 - Quantitative Analysis
  • CHM-234 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-235 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM-290 - Special Topics in Chemistry
  • GEO-115 - Intro to Physical Geography
  • GLY-101 - Survey of Geology
  • GLY-105 - Environmental Geology
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • MTH-102 - General Education Statistics
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-107 - Technical Math I
  • MTH-109 - Technical Math II
  • MTH-110 - Math for Elementary Teaching I
  • MTH-112 - College Algebra
  • MTH-113 - Math for Elementary Teaching II
  • MTH-114 - Trigonometry
  • MTH-120 - Statistics I
  • MTH-123 - Computer Science for Engineers
  • MTH-125 - Finite Math for Business & Managmt
  • MTH-126 - Calculus for Business/Social Science
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-102 - General Physics
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Liberal Education Requirement : Liberal Education

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • FRN-101 - Elementary French I
  • FRN-102 - Elementary French II
  • FRN-201 - Intermediate French I
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • FRN-211 - Conversational French I
  • FRN-212 - Conversational French II
  • FRN-261 - French Conversation Composition
  • FRN-262 - Advanced French Composition Conv
  • GRM-101 - Elementary German I
  • GRM-102 - Elementary German II
  • GRM-201 - Intermediate German I
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • GRM-211 - Conversational German I
  • GRM-212 - Conversational German II
  • GRM-261 - German Conversation Composition
  • GRM-262 - Advanced German Composition Conv
  • SPN-101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPN-102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPN-201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN-211 - Conversational Spanish I
  • SPN-212 - Conversational Spanish II
  • SPN-241 - Spanish for Teachers I
  • SPN-242 - Spanish for Teachers II
  • SPN-251 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
  • SPN-252 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
  • SPN-261 - Spanish Conversation Composition
  • SPN-262 - Advanced Spanish Composition Conv
  • SPN-281 - Topics in Spanish
  • CHN-101 - Elementary Chinese I
  • CHN-102 - Elementary Chinese II
  • CHN-201 - Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHN-202 - Intermediate Chinese II
  • JPN-101 - Elementary Japanese I
  • JPN-102 - Elementary Japanese II
  • JPN-202 - Intermediate Japanese II
  • ITN-101 - Elementary Italian I
  • ITN-102 - Elementary Italian II
  • ITN-201 - Intermediate Italian I
  • ITN-202 - Intermediate Italian II
  • HIN-101 - Elementary Hindi I
  • HIN-102 - Elementary Hindi II
  • RSN-101 - Elementary Russian
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-100 - Topics in Humanities
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-104 - Classic Theatre-The Humanities in Dr
  • HUM-107 - Global Perspectives on World Civ.
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-117 - Social & Political Philosophy
  • HUM-118 - Philosophy of Science
  • HUM-124 - Culture and Science in the West
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-208 - Life & Work in the 21st Century
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • HUM-217 - Aesthetics
  • HUM-219 - Honors Seminar in Humanities
  • HUM-224 - Cultural History of Pacific Asia
  • HUM-231 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • HUM-297 - Independent Study in Humanities
  • INS-280 - Non-Traditional Language I
  • INS-281 - Non-Traditional Language II
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-225 - Children's Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-232 - Topics in Literature
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation
  • CMS-120 - Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama

Graphic Design Required Courses : Graphic Design Crses

Take:
  • CDN-101 - Introduction to 2D-Design
  • CDN-103 - Conceptual Visualization
  • CDN-105 - Color Theory
  • CDN-107 - Introduction to Digital Design
  • CDN-104 - Typography
  • CDN-106 - Layout Design
  • CDN-219 - Basic Web Design
  • CDN-230 - Introduction to Videography
  • CDN-203 - Designing with InDesign
  • CDN-204 - Design/Adobe Illustrator
  • CDN-207 - Image Design/Photoshop
  • CDN-221 - Advanced Web Design
  • CDN-115 - History of Graphic Design
  • CDN-214 - Portfolio Review
  • CDN-217 - Freelance Principles and Practices
  • CDN-223 - Digital Publishing

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