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 Degree
Academic Plan
Digital Arts (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3081
Total Credits Required
62–65

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $76,460
Commercial and Industrial Designers $65,510
Designers, All Other $20,820
Graphic Designers $44,560
Set and Exhibit Designers $31,740
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18
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 Oral Comm 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
Critical Rdg 3

Term 4

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

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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

Disclaimer

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=97588).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.