Computer Graphics Certificate


The Computer Graphics Certificate provides the skills necessary to create digital drawings, paintings and illustrations, building a portfolio representative of the student's artistic talents and technical proficiency. This certificate is designed to help students find employment in occupations that desire entry-level skills in computer-aided art and design. This certificate program requires the completion of 28-30 units of which 24 units are in required courses. An additional 4-6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Computer Graphics Introduction Class - select from the following (3 units):3
Introduction to Digital Art3
Introduction to Web Graphics3
Introduction to Maya 3D3
Intermediate Maya3
Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching3
Required Art Introduction Class - select from the following (3 units):3
Color Theory3
Basic Design3
Required Advanced Classes (12 units):
ART 182 FBasic Drawing3
DART 112 FVector Graphics3
DART 132 FDigital Imaging I3
DART 140 F Digital Publishing I3
Required Additional Computer Graphics Classes - Select from the following (6 units):
DART 146 FDigital Publishing II3
DART 170 F Digital Photo Editing I3
Restricted Electives (4-6 units):4-6
Business Practices in Art3
Publication Design3
Advertising Design3
Graphic Design II (formerly Production Techniques for Graphic Designers)3
Art Independent Study1-2
3D Modeling3
3D Computer Animation3
2D Computer Animation3
Interactive Multimedia Design3
Digital Video3
Introduction to Printing3
Total Units28-30

Outcome 1: Demonstrate basic use of computer graphics software and hardware, and be able to demonstrate basic competence in selected image-making techniques.

Outcome 2: Apply the terminology of computer graphics to communications within the field of digital media.

Outcome 3: Create effective documents by effectively using the concepts of design, such as: color, style, typography and composition.

Outcome 4: Create projects that demonstrate specialized knowledge of 2D computer animation and multi-media projects from initial design concept through project completion that clearly illustrates the student’s solutions.