Degree Plans - Computer Graphics - Computer Graphics AAS

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(Associate of Applied Science 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 Design I 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 Design II 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
15

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
++Elective Art History or Studio Course 3
15

SEMESTER IV

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy OR 3
++++Elective MATH Elective (3)
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3
++Elective Art History or Studio Course 3
+++Elective Social /Behavioral Science 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Track 1 - Animation Emphasis:

ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I 3
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing I 3

+Track 2 - Print/Web Emphasis:

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)
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming 3
MRKG 1311 Principle of Marketing 3

++Elective - Art History or Studio course must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1303 Art History I 3
ARTS 1304 Art History II 3
ARTS 2311 Design III 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing I 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
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 Design Communications 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
ARTS 2314 Design Communications II 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I 3

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

++++MATH Elective--must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

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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