Associate of Arts, Graphic Design Transfer

Program Description

Graphic Design students wanting to continue their education can transfer to the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), using the suggested sequence of study under "Requirements" as a guide.  Upon completion of the courses listed, students will graduate from MPCC with a Print Design certificate and a Multimedia certificate in addition to their Associate of Arts degree.

Graphic Design courses at Mid Plains cover a wide range of design skills in print, web, 3D, animation, and video editing.  Concept development, branding, packaging, and publication design are a few of the many abilities that students will develop as they take these courses.

Graphic Design is a dynamic field that involves continually changing trends, technology, and software programs. Therefore, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.  Individuals who choose graphic design as a career need to develop a desire and attitude for lifelong learning to remain up-to-date in technology as well as with ever-changing design trends.

Suggested Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3.0
GDVC 1400 Introduction to Graphic Design 3.0
GDVC 1550 Illustration 3.0
GDVC 1500 Digital Imaging 3.0
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Second Semester
ARTS 1070 Design 3.0
BIOS 1010
BIOS 1011
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3.0
GDVC 1450 Typography 3.0
GDVC 1600 Publication and Book Design 3.0
 Credit Hours16.0
Third Semester
ARTS 1010 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3.0
GDVC 2400 Multimedia 3.0
GDVC 2450 3-D & Animation 3.0
HIST 1000
Western Civilization I to 1715
or World History I
PSYC 1810 Intro to Psychology 3.0
 Credit Hours15.0
Fourth Semester
GDVC 2600 Portfolio 3.0
SOCI 1010 Intro to Sociology 3.0
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3.0
Select one of the following: 3.0
Genre Survey: Short Story/Novel  
Genre Survey: Drama  
Introduction to Literature  
ENGL 2170 American Literature since 1865 3.0
Film as Literature  
Literature of Nature  
Elective from GEOG, POLS, or ECON 3.0
 Credit Hours18.0
 Total Credit Hours64.0