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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

 

3

Art 101, Survey of Western Art History I

 

3

Art 102, Survey of Western Art History II

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 111, Three-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

 

3

Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing

 

3

Art 141, Beginning Painting

 

3

Electives from recommended elective list

 

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

 

3

Art 102, Survey of Western Art History II

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

 

3

Electives from recommended elective list

 

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.


Associates 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

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 111, Three-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

Art 129, Introduction to Web Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing

Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts

 

3

3

3

MKTG 112, Principals of Advertising

 

3

Electives from recommended elective list below                                                                                                                                   

 

3

TOTAL33

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)


Requirements for the certificate:​

Course

 

Units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

     Art 129, Graphic Design Concepts for the Web

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

Art 195, Intro to Digital Media Art

 

3

3

One Elective from recommended elective list

 

3

TOTAL

 

21

Recommended electives: Art 101, 128, 131, 139, 141, 149, 221, 228, 230, 231, 232, 250; Computer Science 105, MKTG 112.​

 

  

Digital Media Arts Certificate: Interactive Design (11922)

       

Certificate requirements:                                                                                                   Units 

ART 159 Introduction to Mobile Application Development and Design                        3

CIS 159 Introduction to iOS/iPhone Mobile App Development                                       3

If emphasis is Digital Media Art and Design, select courses from List A. If emphasis is Programming, select courses from List B.

Select four (4) courses from List A (Digital Media Art and Design):                       Units

ART 122: Graphic Design I                                                                                                   3
Art 129: Introduction to Web Design                                                                                   3
Art 149: Introduction to Digital Photography                                                                     3
Art 195: Introduction to Digital Media Arts                                                                         3
Art 221: Graphic Design II                                                                                                    3

Art 229: Multimedia Applications for the Web                                                                  3

Art 259: Advanced Mobile Application Development and Design                              3

Select four (4) courses from List B (Programming): Units

CIS 130: HTML and JavaScripts

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

Total Units                                                                                      18