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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Digital Arts: Digital Illustration prepares students to work in a specialized field of computer art and illustration as commercial illustrators, graphic designers, fine artists, background illustrators, and multimedia artists. The program emphasizes principles of art and develops knowledge and skills required to solve design and compositional problems. The program is designed for both those seeking to enter a career in media arts and those already working in the field who wish to advance and update their knowledge and skills.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Digital Arts: Digital Illustration (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics.
- Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically.
- Operate computer hardware and use appropriate software.
- Use graphic input devices and apply the different characteristics of each device on the production of a finished commercial illustration.
- Prepare a professional portfolio.
- Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing, scaling, shading, and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically.
- Compile a professional level drawing portfolio with examples of line, value, texture, compositional theory, human form, and animation storyboards.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
ART111 or permission of Department or Division.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|ART100||Introduction to Computer Graphic Art||RC||1|
|ART177||Computer-Photographic Imaging||Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ART116||Life Drawing I||RC||3|
|ART169||Two-Dimensional Computer Design||Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ART122||Drawing and Composition II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART111.||RC||3|
|ART270||Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging||Prerequisites or Corequisites: ADA/ART177.||RC||3|
|ART289||Computer Illustration||Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of Instructor.||Course offered in Spring only||RC||3|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Illustration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125897).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|