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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, 183, 186, 188A, 188B, 195, 228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 240, 241, 242, 250.

 

 

 

 

Art-Graphic Design Degree (11921)

The associate degree curriculum 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 arts 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 121A, Fundamentals of Typography

 

3

Art 121B, Advanced Typography

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

Art 128, Illustration for Graphic Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing

Art 141, Beginning Painting

 

3

3

3

Electives from recommended elective list below

 

3

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   

 

33


Recommended electives: Art 101, 102, 129, 139, 183, 186, 188A, 188B, 195, 221, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 250.

 

 

 


Art-Digital Media Arts Certificates

The certificate programs in digital arts reflect the rapidly changing industry of the advertising/graphic design field in relation to graphic design for printed media, the impact of web design on e-commerce, and the integration of motion graphics into this field. The programs are designed with a combination of courses from fine art and digital media to develop technical skills and creativity in the areas of digital imaging, electronic page layout, graphic principles of web design, and interactive design for multimedia. Graduates of these programs will find entry into the profession at various levels with employment opportunities in the fields of advertising, graphic design, printing industry and e-commerce.

Requirements for the certificate:

Core Courses:

 

units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts

 

3

3

TOTAL

 

9

 

 

Digital Media Arts Certificate A- Graphic Design Emphasis (21670)

(Formerly: Art-Advertising Design Certificate A-Graphic Design Emphasis 0791)

Course

 

Units

Core courses (See above)

 

9

Art 121A, Fundamentals of Typography

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

 

3

Electives


     3

TOTAL

 

21

Recommended electives: Art 101, 111, 121B, 128, 129, 131, 139, 141, 221, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 250; Computer Science 100.

 

 

 

Digital Media Arts Certificate B- Web Design Emphasis (11922)


Course

 

Units

Core courses (See above)

 

9

Art 121A, Fundamentals of Typography

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

     Art 129, Graphic Design Concepts for the Web

 

3

Art 229, Multimedia Applications for the Web

 

3

Electives from recommended elective list

 

3

TOTAL

 

24

Recommended electives: Art 111, 121B, 128, 130, 131, 139, 141, 221, 228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 250; Computer Science 100.