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Degree Plans - Computer Graphics - Computer Graphics Specialist Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley and North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.COMP.GRAP.SPC.08

The Computer Graphics Specialist Certificate program is designed for students who wish to concentrate in a particular art area within the Computer Graphics field. Three curriculum options include emphasis in Print Graphics, Web Graphics, or Animation Graphics. The curriculum will familiarize students with art and technical concepts, skills, tools, and related computer software. With completion of the program, students should gain creative, conceptual, technical and communication skills needed for an entry-level position within the selected field.



ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
+Elective Computer Graphics Emphasis 3-4


+Elective Computer Graphics Emphasis (two or three courses) 6-10
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
Minimum Hours Required 18-23

+Electives - must be selected from only one of the following Computer Graphics Emphasis areas (Print, Web or Animation):

Print Emphasis:

ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3

Web Emphasis:

ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I OR 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I (4)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3

Animation Emphasis:

ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3

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