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Display and Visual Presentation, Associate in Science Degree

Banner Code: 1_AS_MKDV

Control Number: 03963

Financial Aid Eligible


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. Students will be prepared for entry level work in the fields of display and exhibit design. 

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 AS major requirements.
  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 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.
Course Title Units
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
or FASH A175 Applied Color and Design Theory
or ID A175 Applied Color and Design Theory
ART A111Color and Design: Three-Dimensional3
ART A116Furniture Making and Design4
or CNST A116 Furniture Making and Design
ART A145Exhibition Design 13
DVP A180Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation3
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
or ID A260 Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
ID A110Design Communications 1: Design Graphics2
MKTG A130Principles of Advertising3
PHOT A123Introduction to Digital Photography3
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 Minimum Degree Units 60

Display and Visual Presentation Suggested Electives

ART A102 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art History
DMAD A117 Rapid Illustration Techniques
ID A170 Space Planning
ID A210 Fundamentals of Lighting

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
or Applied Color and Design Theory
3
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
 Units14
Semester 2
OCC AS GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AS GE AREA B - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
OCC AS GE AREA C2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
ART A111 Color and Design: Three-Dimensional 3
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better): 3-4
Intermediate Algebra 1
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
 
 Units15-17
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
FASH A255
Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1
or Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
3
PHOT A123 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
OCC AS GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AS GE AREA D - CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
ART A116
Furniture Making and Design
or Furniture Making and Design
4
OCC AS GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 2 3-4
ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) 3
ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) 3 6
 Units16-17
 Total Units60-63