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2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Digital Art and Design

DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN -- DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, North Lake, and Richland campus only

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

Degree Plan Code:

  • Track A - Visual Design: AAS.DAD.VISUAL
  • Track B - Digital Interface Design: AAS.DAD.DIG.INTER
  • Track C - Animation: AAS.DAD.ANIMATION

The Digital Art and Design Program at Dallas College is designed for students to develop their work engaging in conversations regarding how art and digital art shape modern society. Students in this program build technical and formal skills with which to expand the possibilities of design and art in career paths appropriate to their own interests and abilities. This degree is dedicated to educating designers through real world hands-on technology and conceptual skills, imagination, and theory. It encourages artists to incorporate these skills, a broad landscape of visual language, and experience into various fields.

FIRST YEAR

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1311 Design 1 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 3
+Designated Elective 1 Track (A, B or C) 3
+Designated Elective 2 Track (A, B or C) 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15

SECOND YEAR

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles OR 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
+Designated Elective 3 Track (A, B or C) 3
+Designated Elective 4 Track (A, B or C) 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Designated Elective 5 Track (A, B or C) 3
+Designated Elective 6 Track (A, B or C) 3
+Designated Elective 7 Track (A, B or C) 3
++++Elective Designated Capstone 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Designated Electives - Student must choose courses from one of the following corresponding Tracks A, B, or C and pursue only one Track for this AAS.

Track A - Visual Design (AAS.DAD.VISUAL)

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 2356 Photography I OR 3
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communications 1 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging 2 3
ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing 2 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video OR 3
ARTC 2357 Design Communications 2 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3

Track B - Digital Interface Design (AAS.DAD.DIG.INTER)

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1341 Interface Design 3
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media 1 OR 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video (3)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
IMED 2315 Web Design 2 3
IMED 2351 Digital Media Programming OR 3
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming (3)
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3

Track C - Animation (AAS.DAD.ANIMATION)

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTV 2301 2D Animation 1 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 2 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Designated Capstone List - Student must choose a capstone course in the equivalent specialty area as the Designated Elective Track chosen above.

Visual Design Capstone

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2380 Cooperative Education-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)

Digital Interface Design Capstone

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 2311 Portfolio Development OR 3
IMED 2388 Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (3)

Animation Capstone

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development for Animation OR 3
ARTC 2380 Cooperative Education-Commercial and Advertising Art (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.

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DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN -- DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley and North Lake campus only

Effective 9-1-2021 (Fall 2021), deactivation of this award is pending SACSCOC approval.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DAD.DIG.ART.20

This certificate provides students the basic knowledge and skills to work effectively in entry-level positions such as a Digital Art and Design Specialist. All courses taken in the certificate will apply to the AAS degree in Digital Art and Design.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1311 Design 1 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTS 2356 Photography 1 (fine arts emphasis) OR 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration (3)
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 OR 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design (3)
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
+Elective Animation and Modeling Emphasis (one course) OR 3
+Elective Print/Web Emphasis (one course) (3)
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
+Elective Animation and Modeling Emphasis (two courses) OR 6
+Elective Print/Web Emphasis (two courses) (6)
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 36

#Students who select the Animation and Modeling Emphasis must take ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 in Semester 2.

NOTE: A total of three courses must be selected from the same emphasis area.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1312 Design 2 OR 3
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing (3)
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration OR 3
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing (3)
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing 3
ARTS 2346 Ceramics 1 OR 3
ARTS 2326 Sculpture (3)
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 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.

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DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN -- DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN SPECIALIST

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley and North Lake campus only

Effective 9-1-2021 (Fall 2021), deactivation of this award is pending SACSCOC approval.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DAD.SPECIAL.20

This certificate is designed for students who wish to concentrate in a particular art area within the Digital Art and Design field. Five curriculum options include 3-D Animation, 2-D Animation, Environmental Modeling, Print, or Web. 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, and technical and communication skills needed for an entry-level position within the selected field.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
+Elective Animation and Modeling Emphasis (one course) OR 3
+Elective Print/Web Emphasis (one course) (3)
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Animation and Modeling Emphasis (four courses) OR 12
+Elective Print/Web Emphasis (four courses) (12)
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 21

NOTE: A total of five courses must be selected from the same emphasis area.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation 2 3
ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development for Animation 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTS 2346 Ceramics 1 OR 3
ARTS 2326 Sculpture (3)
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 2 3
ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development for Animation 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)
ARTS 1311 Design 1 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTS 2356 Photography 1 (fine arts emphasis) OR 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration (3)
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship-Commercial and Advertising Art (3)
ARTS 1311 Design 1 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 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.

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DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN -- VISUAL DESIGN

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, North Lake, and Richland campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DAD.VISUAL

The Visual Design Certificate Program at Dallas College provides students the basic knowledge and skills to develop the real-world skills and design knowledge necessary for a graduate to advance in career paths appropriate to their own interests and abilities. This certificate emphasizes real-world hands-on technical and conceptual skills, imagination, theory and encourages artists to incorporate these skills, a focused visual language, and experience into various fields. All courses taken in the certificate will apply to the AAS degree in Digital Art and Design.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design OR 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration (3)
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTS 2356 Photography 1 OR 3
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration (3)
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication 1 3
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 27

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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