Associate in Applied Science in Digital Arts Digital Arts Track III Graphic Design

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

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
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area FYC 3
Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area ARH101 or ARH102 recommended courses HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color RC 3
ART169/ADA169 RE
ART183/ADA183 RE
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area FYC 3
Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area COM 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART177/ADA177 RC
ART202 Digital Arts Survey RC 3
ART283/ADA283 Course offered in Spring only RE
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Critical Reading for Business and Industry CR 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area MA 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART190/MMT190 Course offered in Fall only RE
ART143 or
ART192 or
ART/ADA289
Intermediate Digital Photography or Advanced Web Presentation Design ART289 offered in Spring only RE 3
ART290AC Studio Art RC 3
ART255 or
(ART255AA and
ART255AB and
ART255AC)
Art Marketing or (Self Promotion and The Portfolio and Marketing Fine Art) RC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
Social-Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area SB 3

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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=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