Graphic Arts & Media Technology, AA

WEB/UI Development Track

The Associate of Arts, Graphic Arts & Media Technology, offers classes that lead to transfer to a four-year institution, or entry into TMCC’s Advanced Certificate program. The Web/UI Development Track is a unique combination of creativity and technology, developing skills and knowledge in design, layout and typography with a variety of the latest Internet-based programming languages. Instruction includes the use of industry standard graphics software, and program computer labs are equipped with the latest Apple computers with support scanners, printers, a sound recording facility and a complete prepress/print shop facility.

This program has been submitted for approval to the US Department of Education for financial aid funding. It is not eligible for financial aid at this time.  However, it will be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.  


Students completing the degree will:

  • Identify and apply historical and current design theories and concepts in the production of visually engaging media that meets the requirements of the graphic communications industry.
  • Acquire a broad skill set in current graphics related technologies, including computer software applications, processes and other production techniques used in the graphic communications industry.
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to transfer to a four-year institution.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Introduction to Digital Photography
History of the Built Environment
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Social Science3
Introduction to American Politics
Additional College Requirements
History of the Built Environment
Foreign Language 20
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3[3]
Introduction to American Politics
Degree Requirements
ART 101Drawing I3
GRC 100Introduction To Graphic Arts and Media Technologies3
GRC 116Introduction to Digital Art & Design3
GRC 117Introduction to Motion Graphics3
GRC 200Design Thinking & Methodologies3
Track Requirements 4
IMPORTANT: Please see Graphic Communications Faculty Adviser for sequencing of track requirements.
GRC 175Web Design I3
GRC 210Typography I3
GRC 275Web Design II3
CIT 151Beginning Web Development3
CIT 152Web Script Language Programming3
Elective Requirements6
Choose two courses from the following.
Any other 100 or 200 level GRC course.
Any other 100 or 200 level ART course.
Marketing Principles
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.


Associate of Arts - Graphic Arts & Media Technology is designed to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts at UNR which has a 0-14 credit Foreign Language requirement, check with Academic Advisement for the latest information. This degree is also meant to transfer to the Nevada State College Bachelor of Arts in Visual Media, which has no Foreign Language Requirement.


Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.


See Graphic Communications Faculty Adviser for sequencing of graphic communications requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ART 101 Drawing I 3
GRC 100 Introduction To Graphic Arts and Media Technologies 3
GRC 116 Introduction to Digital Art & Design 3
English 5 3
Mathematics 5 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Elective 6 3
English 5 3
Fine Art 6 3
GRC 117 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3
GRC 200 Design Thinking & Methodologies 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CIT 151 Beginning Web Development 3
Elective 6 3
GRC 175 Web Design I 3
Social Science/U.S. Nevada Constitutions 5 3
Science 5 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
CIT 152 Web Script Language Programming 3
GRC 210 Typography I 3
GRC 275 Web Design II 3
Humanities/Diversity 5 3
Science 5 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

 See General Education Requirements for AA/AS.


 See program recommendations and requirements.