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

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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
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is 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
Graphic Designers $44,560
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

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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
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
15
ART113 Color RC 3
ART169/ADA169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design RE 3
ART183/ADA183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I RE 3
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 Oral Comm 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
ART177/ADA177 Computer-Photographic Imaging RC 3
ART202 Digital Arts Survey RC 3
ART283/ADA283 Computer Aided Graphic Arts II Course offered in Spring only RE 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Critical Reading for Business and Industry Critical Rdg 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area Mathematics 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
19
ART190/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design Course offered in Fall only RE 3
ART143 or
ART192 or
ART/ADA289
Intermediate Digital Photography or Advanced Web Presentation Design or Computer Illustration 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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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = 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=125827).

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