Digital Illustration Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


The Digital Illustration Certificate (formerly Vector Illustration Certificate) provides the skills necessary to create vector and raster based digital drawings, paintings and illustrations. Emphasis is placed on development of a portfolio for employment and/or advancement. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (18 units):
ART 185 CBeginning Life Drawing3
ART 244 CIllustration3
MAD 100 C Introduction to Media Arts Design-Mac3
or MAD 101 C Introduction to Media Arts Design-Win
MAD 112 CElectronic Illustration-Mac3
or MAD 113 C Electronic Illustration - Windows
MAD 114 CElectronic Illustration II-Mac3
or MAD 115 C Electronic Illustration II - Windows
MAD 134 CDigital Imaging-Mac3
or MAD 135 C Digital Imaging - Windows
or MAD 204 C Visual Development and Layout
Total Units18