Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology

Advertising and Graphic Design - Degree

Academic Development

if applicable

DRE 096
DRE 097
DRE 098
DMA 010
DMA 020
DMA 030
DMA 040
DMA 050
DMA 060
DMA 070
DMA 080

First semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ACA 115 - Success and Study Skills [OR] None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
ACA 122 - College Transfer Success None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
DES 135 - Principles and Elements of Design None 4 6 Fall
GRD 141 - Graphic Design I None 4 6 Fall
GRD 151 - Computer Design Basics None 3 5 Fall
GRD 160 - Photo Fundamentals I None 3 5 Fall, Spring
GRD 110 - Typography I None 3 4 Fall


Second semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
GRD 121 - Drawing Fundamentals I None 2 4 Spring
GRD 142 - Graphic Design II GRD 141 4 6 Spring
GRD 152 - Computer Design Tech. II GRD 151 3 5 Fall, Spring
GRD 161 - Photo Fundamentals II GRD 160 3 5 Fall, Spring
GRD 281 - Design of Advertising 2 4 Spring


Third semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
Humanities Elective Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
ENG 111 - Writing & Inquiry Satisfactory placement scores or DRE 098 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
GRD 131 - Illustration I GRD 121 2 4 Fall, Spring, Summer
MAT 110 - Math Measurement & Literacy Satisfactory placement scores or DMA 025 3 4 Fall, Spring, Summer


Fourth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
GRD 132 - Illustration II GRD 131 2 4 Fall, Spring, Summer
GRD 153 - Computer Design Tech II GRD 152 3 5 Fall, Spring
GRD 162 - Photo Portfolio GRD 161 3 3 Fall, Spring
GRD 241 - Graphic Design III GRD 142 4 6 Fall
ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines [OR] ENG 111 3 4 Fall, Spring, Summer
COM 231 - Public Speaking None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Fifth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
GRD 263 - Illustrative Imaging GRD 151 3 5 Spring
GRD 242 - Graphic Design IV GRD 241 4 6 Spring
GRD 280 - Portfolio Design GRD 142 4 6 Spring
Social Science Elective Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
ELEC - Choose from Electives Varies 2 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
ELEC - Choose from Electives Varies 2 2 Fall, Spring, Summer


Program contact

Zachary Freeman

Advertising and Graphic Design Instructor
Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology
zfreeman@isothermal.edu
828-395-1534
Communication Building


Pathway types



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Electives: ART 131, ART 132, ART 140, BUS 230, CIS 110, DME 110, DME 140, GRD 133, GRD 167, GRD 168, GRD 210, GRD 233, MKT 220, SPA 120, WBL 111, WBL 121, WEB 115, WEB 120, WEB 140, WEB 285