Associate in Applied Science in Digital Arts Digital Arts Track I Digital Illustration

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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

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Digital Arts (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3081
Total Credits Required
62–65
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Digital Arts 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. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD 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.

Term 1

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

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART116 Life Drawing I Course offered in Spring only RE 3
ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design RE 3
ART122 Drawing and Composition II RE 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color RC 3
ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging RC 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography RC 3
ART202 Digital Arts Survey RC 3
Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area COM 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking CR 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging RE 3
ART255 or
(ART255AA and
ART255AB and
ART255AC)
Art Marketing or ( and The Portfolio) RC 1–3
ART289 Computer Illustration RE 3
ART290AC Studio Art RC 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area MA 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

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

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Digital Arts (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=125827).

Other Versions

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
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019