2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Digital Art and Design
Degree Plan: Digital Art and Design Specialist Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley and North Lake 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.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.