Graphic Design

Program Information

Program Code: 
GPHDS.AA...
Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Year Established: 
2004
Contact: 
Humanities - (313) 845-9634 - humanities@hfcc.edu
Description: 

The College offers five certificate programs within the Graphic Design area: Animation, Illustration, Multimedia Design, Print Design, and Web Design, as well as an Associate in Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Students who complete the course requirements for one of the Certificate Programs and the Required Support Courses listed below and meet other College requirements listed below are eligible for an Associate in Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Students may take classes during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. Students should refer to the Schedule Planner at www.hfcc.edu/graphicdesign which shows the frequency and time of day Graphic Design classes are offered during the year. Students are also encouraged to meet a Graphic Design advisor to plan their schedule. Students may call 313-845-6487 or e-mail graphicdesign@hfcc.edu to schedule an advising appointment.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

Complete a certificate in Animation, Illustration, Multimedia Design,
Print Design, or Web Design to fulfill a minimum of 36 Core credit hours
of the Associate in Arts degree.

Students who have completed ART 106, 166, 266, or 267 should refer to the substitution chart below to see how these discontinued classes fit into the new programs. ART 106 may be substituted for ART 107. ART 166 may be substituted for ART 109 or 110. ART 266 may be substituted for ART 275. ART 267 may be substituted for ART 275.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.