2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Graphics



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 OR 3
COMM 1316 News Photography I (3)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
15

SEMESTER II

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTS 1312 3-D Design 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I OR 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I (4)
15-16

SEMESTER III

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3-4
++Elective Art History, Studio, or General Course 3-4
15-17

SEMESTER IV

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3-4
++Elective Art History, Studio, or General Course 3-4
+++Elective Social /Behavioral Science 3
++++Elective Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3-4
15-18
Minimum Hours Required 60-66

+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:

ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I 3
ARTS 2323 Drawing III 3

+Track 2 - Print/Web Emphasis:

ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
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:

ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4
MRKG 1311 Principle of Marketing 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 2305 Digital Imaging II 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
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3
ARTS 2313 Computer Graphics Design I 3
ARTC 2317 Typographic Design 3
FLMC 1331 Video Graphics and Visual Effects I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation II 3

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

++++Mathematics/Natural Sciences--must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics/Natural Sciences.

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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COMPUTER GRAPHICS -- COMPUTER GRAPHICS

(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.GRAPH.08

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
12

SEMESTER II

ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3-4
12-13

SEMESTER III

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 33-34

+Track 1 - Animation Emphasis:

ARTS 1312 3-D Design 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

+Track 2 - Web/Print Emphasis:

IMED 1316 Web Design I OR 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I (4)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 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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COMPUTER GRAPHICS -- COMPUTER GRAPHICS SPECIALIST

(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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
+Elective Computer Graphics Emphasis 3
9

SEMESTER II

+Elective Computer Graphics Emphasis (two or three courses) 6-10
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
9-13
Minimum Hours Required 18-22

+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 1305 Basic Graphic Design 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 1303 Basic Animation 3

Animation Emphasis:

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