The Associate Degree program in Computer Graphics will provide students with a foundation in the techniques and technology used in computer graphics. This program is designed to prepare students for employment as graphics technicians, who possess the technical expertise and creativity to create appealing designs, images or animations that meet client’s needs. Students will develop their graphics skills, techniques, concepts, and management ability through individual and team-based projects.
Students enrolled in the Associate Degree program in Computer Graphics will be able to incorporate their artistic skills with modern technological advancements.
This program will allow students to:
- Be primed for successful careers in the disciplines associated with or related to computer graphics technology.
- Develop conceptual principles, processes, and techniques essential to all areas of computer graphics and digital media production.
- Work and interact, through hands-on experiences, to design, develop, produce, and edit electronically generated imagery using a wide range of sophisticated graphical tools and techniques.
- Possess critical thinking and problem solving skills in the evolving field of computer graphics.
Graduates can seek opportunities in various fields such as video game companies, graphic design firms, or Internet consulting companies. They can also explore careers with advertising firms or within the art departments of major corporations. Possible job titles include:
- Internet designer
- Multimedia artist
- Computer programmer
- Graphic designer
The Associate Degree in Computer Graphics program requires the completion of 65 semester hours for graduation. The curriculum includes 18 credit hours in general education coursework, and 42 credit hours in computer coursework. In addition to general education and major coursework, students are required to complete 5 credit hours in University core.
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCING
Students are required to have a consultation with an advisor in planning their course of study, selecting courses each semester to meet the program and curriculum requirements, and meeting individual goals. The following suggested course sequencing is provided as recommended courses over eight semesters to meet the program requirements and complete the program within eight semesters of full time enrollment. An individual student’s course plan may differ, if in consultation with the advisor, alternate courses are selected to complete the program requirements. Those courses must be approved for the curriculum, as documented in this Catalog.