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2016 - 2017 Catalog
Program: Computer Graphics
Degree Plan: Computer Graphics Specialist Certificate

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(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.



ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
+Elective Computer Graphics Emphasis 3


+Elective Computer Graphics Emphasis (four courses) 12
Minimum Hours Required 21

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

Print Emphasis:

ARTS 1311 Design I 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 2356 Photography I OR 3
COMM 1316 News Photography I (3)
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)

Web Emphasis:

ARTS 1311 Design I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)

Animation Emphasis:

ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

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.