Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5631
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 19
CIP Code: 50.0409
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 27-1014.00, 27-1024.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Digital Arts: Digital Illustration prepares students to work in a specialized field of computer art and illustration as commercial illustrators, graphic designers, fine artists, background illustrators, and multimedia artists. The program emphasizes principles of art and develops knowledge and skills required to solve design and compositional problems. The program is designed for both those seeking to enter a career in media arts and those already working in the field who wish to advance and update their knowledge and skills.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ART116 Life Drawing I 3
+ ART122 Drawing and Composition II 3
+ ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
+ ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3
+ ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging 3
+ ART289 Computer Illustration 3
Credits: 19

Program Competencies
1. Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (ART100, ART177)
2. Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically. (ART100, ART177)
3. Operate computer hardware and use appropriate software. (ART169)
4. Use graphic input devices and apply the different characteristics of each device on the production of a finished commercial illustration. (ART289)
5. Prepare a professional portfolio. (ART289)
6. Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing, scaling, shading, and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically. (ART270)
7. Compile a professional level drawing portfolio with examples of line, value, texture, compositional theory, human form, and animation storyboards. (ART116, ART122)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 5-27-08

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.