Associate in Applied Science in Digital Arts

Digital Arts

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Digital Arts

Academic Plan Code

3081

Credits

62–65

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

Digital Arts Track I Digital Illustration

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Arts program is designed for the student who wishes to develop or enhance multimedia skills in Digital Photography, Digital Illustration, and Graphic Design.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Digital Arts Track I-Digital Illustration
Digital Arts Track II-Digital Photography
Digital Arts Track III Graphic Design

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16
RC ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
RC ART111 Drawing I 3
RC ART112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
HU Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area ARH101 OR ARH102 recommended courses 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
12
RE ART116 Life Drawing I Course offered in Spring only 3
RE ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
RE ART122 Drawing and Composition II 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15-18
RC ART113 Color 3
RC ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3
RC ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
RC ART202 Digital Arts Survey 3
Oral Comm Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area 3
Critical Rdg CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
0–3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
19-21
RE ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging 3
RC ART255 or
(ART255AA)
Art Marketing or
(Self Promotion)
1–3
RC (ART255AB) (The Portfolio) 1
RC (ART255AC) (Marketing Fine Art) 1
RE ART289 Computer Illustration 3
RC ART290AC Studio Art 3
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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