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Degree Plans - Computer Graphics - Computer Graphics AAS (Archived)

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COMPUTER GRAPHICS -- COMPUTER GRAPHICS

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley and North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.COMP.GRAPH.08

This degree is designed to develop the hands-on skills and conceptual art knowledge necessary for a graduate to advance in career paths appropriate to their own interests and abilities. The program will allow students to gain skills in using industry standard equipment and software and will stress the role of motion graphics in designing and producing professional graphics for the web, animation, and video games.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
ARTS 2356 Photography I 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
15

SEMESTER II

ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3
ARTS 1312 3-D Design 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3-4
15-16

SEMESTER III

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation OR 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation II (3)
++Elective Art History, Studio, or General Course 3-4
18-19

SEMESTER IV

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3
++Elective Art History, Studio, or General Course 3
+++Elective Social /Behavioral Science 3
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 63-66

+Track 1 - Animation Emphasis:

ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

Two courses from the ++ Art History, Studio Course or General Electives are also required. The college highly recommends two of these be taken with this degree:

ARTS 2346 Ceramics I 3
ARTS 2323 Drawing III 3

+Track 2 - Print/Web Emphasis:

IMED 1316 Web Design I OR 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I (4)
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3

Two courses from the ++ Art History, Studio Course or General Electives are also required. The college highly recommends two these be taken with this degree:

ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4
MRKG 1311 Principle of Marketing 3
ARTS 2313 Computer Graphics Design I 3

++Elective - Arts History, Studio, or General course must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1303 Survey of Art History 3
ARTS 1304 Survey of Art History 3
ARTS 2311 Advanced Design 3
ARTS 2312 Advanced Design 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3
ARTS 2323 Drawing III 3
ARTS 2326 Sculpture I 3
ARTS 2333 Printmaking I 3
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art 3
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming 3
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3
RTVB 1391 Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting 3
MRKG 1311 Principle of Marketing 3
MRKG 2349 Advertising and Sales Promotion 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3
ARTS 2313 Computer Graphics Design I 3

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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