Academics

You can be a Graphic Design student at Cumberland who learns how to assemble together images, typography or motion graphics and present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.

This program provides students with a strong practical and conceptual foundation in the areas of print, screen-based and motion work. Graduates are prepared to assume entry-level jobs as design layout artists, production assistants, junior graphic designers and web/motion graphic artists.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CG 101  Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr)
CG 105  Introduction to Desktop Publishing (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
MA 109  Principles of Mathematics (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 108  Art History II (3 cr)
AR 200  2-D Design (4 cr)
CG 102  Computer Illustration (3 cr)
CG 112  Introduction to Motion Graphics (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CG 110  Digital Imaging Techniques (3 cr)
CG 113  Graphic Web Design (3 cr)
CG 201  Fundamentals of Graphic Design (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 202  Color Theory and Practice (3 cr)
CG 203  Communication Design (3 cr)
CG 204  Graphic Design Internship (3 cr)
CG 205  Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  62

This program is for students who wish to learn about drawing, color, computer graphics, illustration and emerging technologies. Working with Macintosh computers, students will learn skills in computer graphics and desktop publishing that will equip them to continue their studies at a four-year institution or to earn entry level positions as graphic designers in the art, publishing and corporate environments.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 107  Art History I (3 cr)
CG 101  Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CG 102  Computer Illustration (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities (Literature Recommended) Elective (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 200  2-D Design (4 cr)
CG 105  Desktop Publishing (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) or
General Education Science Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  60

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program combines both the programming and design aspects of creating video games for major platforms, consoles and mobile devices and provides preparation in virtualization for medical, educational and military applications, as well as the next round of interactive applications. Combining the skills of graphic design, interactive design, and 3D skills and programming, this interdisciplinary degree program prepares students for the exciting world of game design and development. (A joint AAS degree in conjunction with Salem Community College)

Year 1
Fall Semester @ Cumberland County College

AR 101  Art Appreciation (3 cr)
CG 101  Computer Graphics (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
MA 110  College Algebra (3 cr)

Spring Semester @ Cumberland County College
AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing  (4 cr)
CG 102  Computer Illustration (3 cr)
CG 110  Digital Imaging Technique (3 cr)
MA 120  Trigonometry  (4 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)

Summer Semester @ Salem Community College
CGA 160  Introduction to Game Engines (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester @ Salem Community College

CGA 142  Animation for the Web (3 cr)
CGA 162  Introduction to Game Programming (3 cr)
CGA 164  Audio and Video for Game Design (3 cr)
HIS 101  Western Civilization I (3 cr)
PHY 101  Physics I (4 cr)

Spring Semester @ Salem Community College
CGA 135  Introduction to 3-D Modeling Techniques (3 cr)
CGA 161  Game Engines II (3 cr)
HIS 102  Western Civilization II (3 cr)
PSY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)

Total Credits  62

This program prepares students to obtain graphic designer positions at businesses and agencies, or to operate their own graphics business. Since experience and work samples are important for success in the field, students participate in graphic design internships at area firms and learn to prepare and present portfolios.

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Fall Semester
AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CG 101  Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr)
CG 105  Introduction to Desktop Publishing (3 cr)
CG 113  Graphic Web Design (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 200  2-D Design (4 cr)
CG 102  Computer Illustration (3 cr)
CG 110  Digital Imaging (3 cr)
EN 231  News Writing I (4 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  33