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Fall 2013 Curriculum

Communication Design Foundation - Evening/Weekend Associate Degree Program - Fall 2013 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2013 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Communication Design Foundation is a foundation program that provides qualified students an opportunity to advance to upper division programs in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, and Packaging Design, as well as prepare for careers in advertising agencies, graphic and corporate communications firms, department stores, art studios, publications, and as freelance graphic designers.

 

Semester 1




MAJOR AREA
CD 115 Design Studio I
3


CD 124 Digital Graphics I
2


CD 134 Capturing Creativity
2
    CD 173 Typography I   2
LIBERAL ARTS
EN 121 English Composition
3
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Semester 2




MAJOR AREA
CD 215 Design Studio II
3


CD 224 Digital Graphics II
2


CD 234 Color Studies
2

  CD 235 Design History   
LIBERAL ARTS   choice     see Requirements*   
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Semester 3




MAJOR AREA
CD 225 Digital Graphics III
2


CD 232 Visual Language
2


CD 273 Typography II
2
LIBERAL ARTS   choice see Requirements*   
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Semester 4




RELATED AREA   AD 216 Foundation in Advertising Design   


DE 216 Foundation in Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design
2


GD 216 Foundation in Graphic Design
2
    PK 216 Foundation in Packaging Design   
    choice see FA selectives**
  1.5
LIBERAL ARTS   choice see Requirements*   
 
     
Semester 5




RELATED AREA
GD 244 Introduction to Web Design
2
    choice see Related Area Electives**   3.5-4
LIBERAL ARTS   SS 131  General Psychology    3
GENERAL ELECTIVE
choice  General elective    1.5-3
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Semester 6




MAJOR AREA
CD 217 Capstone Design Studio
3
LIBERAL ARTS   choice see Requirements*   

 

 

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area 28 credits
Related Areas 15-16 credits
Liberal Arts 24 credits
General Elective 1.5-3 credits
Phys. Ed. 2 credits
Total Credits 68.5

 

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

*Requirements: See below (also see Liberal Arts Requirements).

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1). (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses) or equivalent, and
CHOICE of one 200- or 300-level EN course, except: EN 259, 321, 322, 323, 342, and 366.

History of Art and Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131 (students who plan to enroll in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, or Packaging Design must take SS 131 as one of their Options), 141, 151, 171 (any one of these meets G4).

**Related Area Electives: 5-5.5 credits
CHOICE of one in Semester 1: FA 103, 141, or 171.
CHOICE of two in Semester 4: AD 364, CD 113, GD 202, PH 118, or PK 212.

UPPER DIVISION ALTERNATIVES
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Advertising DesignGraphic Design, Packaging Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Media and Toy Design. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science program in Advertising and Marketing Communications.