Associate in Applied Science in Digital Arts

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Digital Arts

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


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

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

Required Courses Credits: 40

ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art1
ART111Drawing I3
ART112Two-Dimensional Design3
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
ADA/ART177Computer-Photographic Imaging3
ART255Art Marketing (3) OR
ART255AASelf Promotion (1) AND
ART255ABThe Portfolio (1) AND
ART255ACMarketing Fine Art (1)3
ART202Digital Arts Survey3
ART290ACStudio Art3
Select one of the following three (3) tracks:
Track I: Digital Illustration Credits:15
ART116Life Drawing I3
ART122Drawing and Composition II3
ADA/ART169Two-Dimensional Computer Design3
ART270Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging3
ADA/ART289Computer Illustration3
Track II: Digital Photography Credits:15
ART131Photography I3
ART132Photography II3
ART143Intermediate Digital Photography3
ART270Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging3
ART274Advanced Computer Photographic Imaging3
Track III: Graphic Design Credits:15
ART143Intermediate Digital Photography (3) OR
ART192Advanced Web Presentation Design (3) OR
ADA/ART289Computer Illustration (3)3
ART/MMT190Art of Web Site Design3
ADA/ART169Two-Dimensional Computer Design3
ADA/ART183Computer Aided Graphic Arts I3
ADA/ART283Computer Aided Graphic Arts II3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-25
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
Math Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.

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Major: 3081
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-65
CIPS code: 50.0401
SOC codes: 27-1024.00
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2.00