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Art Degrees and Certificates

Art Degree (11911)

The associate degree curriculum in art provides students with an opportunity for individual creative stimulus and development. Completion of the associate in arts degree also prepares students to move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school. Possible careers in fine arts are art education, interior design, gallery operation, art merchandising, studio artist, illustration, art criticism, computer graphics and animation and related fields.

Major requirements for the associate in arts degree:

Course Units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts
Art 101, Survey of Western Art History I
Art 102, Survey of Western Art History II
Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design
Art 111, Three-Dimensional Design
Art 130, Introduction to Drawing
Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing
Art 141, Beginning Painting
Electives from recommended elective list

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
TOTAL 30
*Students in A.A. Degree Transfer Program must enroll in 100, or 200 level courses.
Recommended electives: 128, 139, 149, 183, 186, 188A, 188B, 195, 228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 240, 241, 242, 250.


Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (31715)

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer provides students with an opportunity to explore studio arts both conceptually and aesthetically by utilizing critical analysis and experimental practice. Possible careers in fine arts are studio artist, art educator, art designer, gallery personnel, museum technician, illustrator, digital media artist, animator and related fields. Successful completion of the transfer degree in studio arts guarantees the student acceptance to a local California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in studio arts or a related field.? 

Major requirements for the associate in studio arts for transfer: 

Course Units

Art 101, Survey of Western Art History I
Art 102, Survey of Western Art History II
Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design
Art 130, Introduction to Drawing
Electives from recommended elective list

3
3
3
3
9
TOTAL 24

*Students in A.A. Degree Transfer Program must enroll in 100, or 200 level courses.
Recommended electives: 128, 131, 141, 149, 195, 230, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242 


Associate in Science in Graphic Design Degree (11921)

The associate degree in graphic design prepares students for entry into the broad field of visual communication, with an emphasis on the development of problem solving in the practical application of graphic design. These applications include design for the print media, advertising, architectural and environmental graphics, packaging, logos, corporate identity, the web? and other electronic media, using both digital media tools as well as traditional hand skills. It also enables students to enter a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school with a graphic design emphasis. 

Major requirements for the associate in science degree in Graphic Design:


Course Units
Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts
Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design
Art 111, Three-Dimensional Design
Art 122, Graphic Design I
Art 129, Introduction to Web Design
Art 130, Introduction to Drawing
Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing
Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts
MKTG 112, Principles of Advertising
Electives from recommended elective list
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
TOTAL 33
Recommended electives: Art 101, 102, 128, 149, 159, 221, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 249, 250, 259.

  

Digital Media Arts Certificate: Graphic Design (21670)

Major requirements for the certificate in Graphic Design:

Course Units
Art 159, Intro. to Mobile Application Development and Design
CIS 159, Introduction to IOS/Phone Mobile App Development
Digital Media Art and Design emphasis -- select courses from List A.
Programming emphasis -- select courses from List B
3
3
12

TOTAL

18
List A: Digital Media Arts and Design
Art 122, Graphic Design I
Art 129, Introduction to Web design
Art 149, introduction to Digital Photography
Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts
Art 221, Graphic Design II
Art 229, Multimedia Applications for the Web
Art 259, Advanced Mobile Application Development and Design
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

List B: Programming
CIS 130, HTML and JavaScript
CIS 259, Advanced IOS/iPhone Mobile App Development
CMPR 112, Java Programming
CMPR 120, Introduction to Programming
CMPR 213, C# Programming
MKTG 112, Principals of Advertising

3
3
3
3
3
3
3