Computer Graphics Certificate


The Computer Graphics Certificate program 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 31-33 units of which 27 units are in required courses. An additional 4-6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.

Required Computer Graphics Introduction Classes (6 units), select two classes from the list below:6
Introduction to Digital Art3
Introduction to Web Graphics3
Introduction to Maya 3D3
Intermediate Maya3
Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching3
Required art introduction class (3 units), select one from the list below: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 (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
Art Independent Study1-2
3D Modeling3
3D Computer Animation3
2D Computer Animation3
Interactive Multimedia Design3
Digital Video3
Graphic Design II (formerly ART 147 F)3
Publication Design (formerly ART 145 F)3
Advertising Design (formerly ART 146 F)3
Introduction to Printing3
Total Units31-33

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.