Graphic Arts

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate concepts of design.
  2. Students will analyze and integrate trends of contemporary design to produce original works, using computer-based media.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by communicating specific concepts using photographic imagery.
  4. Students will demonstrate competency in applying the steps of the effective workflow as it relates to graphic design.
  5. Students will demonstrate creative thinking by creating appropriate visual images for specific audiences or occasions.

TSI Liable

Courses of Study - 18 Credit Hours 1
ARTS 1316Drawing I3
ARTS 1311Design I3
ARTS 2333Printmaking3
ARTS 2348Digital Media3
ARTS 2313Graphic Design3
ARTS 2356Photography I (Fine Arts Emphasis)3
STC Core Curriculum - 42 Credit Hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 2,342
Creative Arts
Art History I
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Art History II
Total Credit Hours60

NOTE: Additional materials and supplies may be required. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase these materials when needed.


In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.


Students who select a 3 credit hours Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

TSI Liable

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
 Credit Hours12
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
ARTS 2333 Printmaking 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours12
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Speech Elective - Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Contemporary Mathematics
College Algebra
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Creative Arts Elective Core Curriculum) 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Media 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours14
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
ARTS 1304 Art History II (Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective Core Curriculum) 3
ARTS 2356 Photography I (Fine Arts Emphasis) 3
ARTS 2313 Graphic Design 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60