Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3081
First Term: 2013 Fall      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-65
CIP Code: 50.0401

Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Arts program is designed for the student who wishes to develop or enhance multimedia skills in Web Design, Digital Photography, Digital Illustration, and Graphic Design.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Digital Arts Track I-Web Design
Digital Arts Track II-Digital Illustration
Digital Arts Track III-Digital Photography

Required Courses
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ART111 Drawing I 3
ADA/ART112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART113 Color 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
+ ADA/ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3

+ ART255 Art Marketing (3) OR
ART255AA Self Promotion (1) AND
+ ART255AB The Portfolio (1) AND
+ ART255AC Marketing Fine Art (1) 3

+ ART202 Digital Arts Survey 3

Select one of the following four (4) tracks:
Track I: Web Design Credits: 18
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I (3) OR
+ ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design (3) 3

+ ADA/ART183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I 3
+ ART/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design 3
+ ART192 Advanced Web Presentation Design 3

+ MMT216 Multimedia Project Management (3) OR
+ ART203 Aesthetics of Web Design (3) 3

+ ART200 Animation and Interactivity 3

Track II: Digital Illustration Credits: 15
ART116 Life Drawing I 3
+ ART122 Drawing and Composition II 3
+ ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
+ ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging 3
+ ADA/ART289 Computer Illustration 3

Track III: Digital Photography Credits: 15
ART131 Photography I 3
+ ART132 Photography II 3
+ ART143 Intermediate Digital Photography 3
+ ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging 3
+ ART274 Advanced Computer Photographic Imaging 3

Track IV: Graphic Design Credits: 15
+ ART143 Intermediate Digital Photography (3) OR
+ ART192 Advanced Web Presentation Design (3) OR
+ ADA/ART289 Computer Illustration (3) 3

+ ART/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design 3
+ ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
+ ART/ADA183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I 3
+ ADA/ART283 Computer Aided Graphic Arts II 3
Credits: 37-40

Program Competencies
1. Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (ART100, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART183)
2. Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically. (ART100, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART183)
3. Create and use composition layout theories that incorporate stills, motion, and sound into a visual presentation. (ART202)
4. Use a page layout software package to create camera-ready material. (ADA/ART183)
5. Create and produce Web pages by applying appropriate design, color, and graphics. (ART/MMT190, ART192, ART203)
6. Market a product and prepare a portfolio of art and graphics for self-promotion. (ART255AA, ART255AB, ART255AC)
7. Develop additions to different multimedia applications and evaluate them from an end-usersÂ’ perspective for their effectiveness and style. (ART202)
8. Analyze and evaluate effective and ineffective Web pages using various search engines. (BPC/CIS133DA)
9. Develop a project plan and create a developmental model to highlight each activity, checkpoint, and end product. (MMT216)
10. Design and create original artistic animations and interactive multimedia experiences for delivery in various mediums. (ART200)
11. Apply technical competency with a variety of drawing tools. (ART111)
12. Use design elements and principles to produce various design projects. (ADA/ART112)
13. Use basic color theory to execute work. (ART113)
14. Operate computer hardware and use appropriate software. (ADA/ART169)
15. Use graphic input devices and apply the different characteristics of each device on the production of a finished commercial illustration. (ART289)
16. Prepare a professional portfolio. (ART289)
17. Describe screen percentages, line art, halftone art, and four-color separation processes as related to the computer. (ADA/ART283)
18. Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing, scaling, shading, and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically. (ART270)
19. Compile a professional level drawing portfolio with examples of line, value, texture, compositional theory, human form, and animation storyboards. (ART111, ART116, ART122)
20. Prepare and present quality finished photographs demonstrating aesthetic control of exposure, development, and printing techniques. (ART131)
21. Produce photographs that demonstrate principles of composition and design. (ART142, ART143)
22. Perform procedures of image manipulation through changes of resolution, mode selection, and image adjustment. (ART142, ART143)
23. Describe the process involved in the creation of works of art in one artistic discipline. (ART132)
24. Use computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and advanced digital photography techniques. (ART274)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 02/24/09

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