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Display and Visual Presentation, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_MKDV
Control Number: 03963

This certificate is designed to prepare students seeking careers as display and exhibit designers and covers interior, industrial, thematic, and promotional displays. The training program includes consideration of the total visual presentation design and production, including store planning, service promotion mix applied to retailers, wholesalers (trade show), corporate display, visual identity, and exhibits in cultural institutions (museums and galleries). Students are encouraged to work toward an Associate in Science degree.

Complete the Display and Visual Presentation Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcomes

  1. Produce a digital presentation of a specific retail venue, illustrating continuity of theme through physical appearance, room settings, signage, merchandise, and website presentation.
  2. Create the packaging for a product that will include product graphics and design, the merchandising concept for the retail venue, and an initial event or promotion to launch the product.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
or Applied Color and Design Theory
ART A145 Exhibition Design 1 3
DVP A180 Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation 3
ID A110 Design Communications 1: Design Graphics 2
MKTG A130 Principles of Advertising 3
ART A111 Color and Design: Three-Dimensional 3
ART A116
Furniture Making and Design
or Furniture Making and Design
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1
or Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
Introduction to Photography
or Introduction to Digital Photography
 Total Units30
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 30
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

Display and Visual Presentation Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
ART A102Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art History3
DMAD A117Rapid Illustration Techniques3
ID A170Space Planning3
ID A210Fundamentals of Lighting3