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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Digital Arts: Digital Illustration
Major: 5631
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 19
CIPS Code: 50.0409
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

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

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3
 ART111Drawing I (3) OR 
  Permission of Department or Division3
Required Courses
 Credits: 19
 ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art1
 ART116Life Drawing I3
+ART122Drawing and Composition II3
+ART169Two-Dimensional Computer Design3
+ART177Computer-Photographic Imaging3
+ART270Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging3
+ART289Computer Illustration3

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)