Graphic Design: Digital Illustration - Certificate
The Certificate of Achievement in Digital Illustration provides the basic skills for students interested in the field of digital illustration. Graduates of the program might seek employment as medical, book, magazine, or newspaper illustrators, create illustrative work for training, and promotion in a corporate environment, or create digital illustrations for digital media projects and/or the web.
Students learn technical and creative skills used in the creation of illustrations using both raster based and vector based software tools, while working on projects such as product illustrations.
Many illustrators work as freelancers, and this is a competitive field which requires skill, drive, and talent to succeed. The classes in the core requirements should be taken in the general order that they are listed.
Please note not all classes are offered each semester.
Career opportunities include the following: commercial art, print production, web production, graphic arts production, as well as print and electronic publishing.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will identify and apply the fundamentals of vector art creation and manipulation.
- Students will create technical product illustrations using both the vector and raster tools in Adobe Photoshop.
- Students will create original illustrations using a combination of Illustrator's creative tools, including various free-form drawing tools.
To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.
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Required Core Courses
Plus additonal course(s) required from the following, if not used in your core course curriculum, to bring your total to a minimum of 17.0 units.
|GDS 035||Graphic Design I (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|GDS 073||Digital Photography (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|GDS 039A||3D Animation and Modeling (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 034B||Advanced Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 031A||Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 031B||Intermediate Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 034A||Introduction to Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|GDS 064||Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|GDS 066||Advanced Adobe Illustrator (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|Total Required Units||17.0|