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Simplifying the path


Fine Arts and graphic communications


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.

Please check the LMC Catalog and consult with an LMC Counselor. Visit the Art Department Website for more information.


Degrees and Certificates:

Fall   Spring    
  3 unitsART-005     3 unitsART-011** (AA only)    
  3 unitsART-006, 007, 008 or 009     3 unitsART-020    
  3 unitsART-010     3 unitsART-015** (Certificate only)    
  6 unitsART Electives*     3 unitsART-025** (Certificate only)    
        6 unitsArt Electives* arrow Certificate in Graphic Comm.
        3 unitsGE/Electives (AA only)    


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  3 unitsART-012     15 unitsGE/Electives (AA only)    
  3 unitsART-072          
  9 unitsGE/Electives (AA only)          

Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications 30 Units


AA in Fine Arts or Graphic Communications - 60 Units





* Select a minimum of 12 units of art electives. See list on website, in the catalog or consult a counselor.


** Please note: The Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications requires ART-015 and 025, but does not require ART-011. Both AA Degrees require ART-011, but don't require ART-015 and 025 (they are, however, electives for the Graphic Communication option in the AA degree).



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Fine Arts and graphic communications


Careers in Graphic Design

Graphic design is a career where you make art for the real world, and get paid for doing it. Graphic design is everywhere. Look around. How many logos can you see? Every book cover, CD cover, or magazine was designed by someone. Every printed tee-shirt and web page was created by a graphic designer. There are many opportunities to make a career out of being creative.


Fine Art and Graphic Design Salary Averages in California:

Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors and Illustrators: $13.20 - $53.54/hour

Graphic Designer: $15.00 - $43.76/hour

Commercial and Industrial Designer: $17.39 - $51.39

Web Developers: $17.08-$54.68


Information gathered from onetonline.org which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2014


Associate of Arts Degrees and Certificate of Achievement

For the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete the units of coursework listed above as well as the General Education requirements. Consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to develop your education plan.


For the Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications, complete 30 units of coursework listed above.