AA, Graphic Arts and Media Technology

WEB/UI Development Track

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  TMCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions.

  • Great Basin College 

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.


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
Track Requirements 4
IMPORTANT: Please see Graphic Communications Faculty Adviser for sequencing of track requirements.
GRC 175Web Design I3
GRC 200Design Thinking & Methodologies3
GRC 210Typography I3
GRC 275Web Design II3
CIT 151Beginning Web Development3
CIT 152Web Script Language Programming3
Elective Requirements6
Choose two courses from the following.
Marketing Principles
Any other 100 or 200 level CIT, GRC or VIS course.
Total Units60
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
GRC 117 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3
GRC 175 Web Design I 3
GRC 200 Design Thinking & Methodologies 3
English 5 3
Fine Art 6 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
GRC 275 Web Design II 3
CIT 151 Beginning Web Development 3
Elective 6 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
MKT 210 Marketing Principles 3
Humanities/Diversity 5 3
Science 5 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60