PGM Code – 524T
Program Description This curriculum emphasizes a wide variety of multimedia, Internet and graphic design skills that are associated with today’s new media job markets.
Recommended Course Schedule The Visual Communications courses must be taken sequentially beginning fall quarter. Check with your adviser every quarter. Students starting mid-program should consult a VISCO adviser for additional information regarding the course schedule.
Areas of Specialization The VISCO ATA degree has optional areas of specialization in Web Development, Video Production, Computer Game Development and Art Foundation. Students who complete the ATA may also receive an appropriate endorsement on their transcript by completing one or more areas of specialization. To qualify for an area of specialization endorsement, students must receive a grade of at least 2.0 in each course and an average of 3.0 GPA for all the courses in the area. At least two-thirds of the credits in each area must have been taken at Edmonds Community College.
Credit/Grade Requirements The ATA degree in Visual Communications is awarded upon a student’s completion of a minimum of 93 credits according to the course requirements. A minimum of 30 credits must have been received from Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all college-level courses.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement. CD classes appear in the class listings section of the quarterly schedule.
Students pursuing an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree must take at least five (5) credits of CD courses. Courses that satisfy the CD requirement address at least two of the three areas below:
- Knowledge of culture and its influence on individuals and groups in our society
- Awareness of attitudes and values regarding life in a multicultural society
- Skills to recognize, analyze, and evaluate multicultural perspectives and issues
Students are advised to
- Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
- Communicate with a faculty adviser, and
- Request written approval for modification of the approved curriculum from Enrollment Services on a Petition for Waiver form.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458
The advisers for this program are
Minh Carrico | email@example.com | 425.640.1390
Melissa Newell | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1671
Sarah Maki | email@example.com | 425.640.1912
Visual Arts | www.edcc.edu/visualarts