Northwest College

Academic Programs

Program-specific Outcomes

Graphic Design

Program-Specific Student-Learning Outcomes for AA in Graphic Design

  • Use media (tools, hands, materials, etc.) to produce artwork with a high level of craftsmanship
  • Incorporate design elements, structures, and functions into art and design projects
  • Demonstrate development of visual thinking and visual literacy
  • Recognize a variety of artworks and demonstrate a foundational understanding of art/design’s relationship to history and culture
  • Critique the form and content of artworks through use of art/design terminology and concepts

Program Specific Learning Outcomes for AAS in Graphic Design

  • Prepare students for entry-level positions in the graphics industry/profession
  • Demonstrate the ability to reproduce printed materials with quality and efficiency
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, communicate, design and build efficient documents/files in software applications geared for the graphics discipline
  • Utilize proper terminology, techniques and procedures common to the graphics industry/profession
  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a strong work ethic