The Illustration One-Year Certificate of Completion provides a thorough foundation in digital illustration using an industry standard approach. Each course covers a unique aspect of the illustration discipline, including vector art for graphics and illustration, concept art, and narrative illustration. The combination of courses is intended to give students the knowledge and skill set to augment their transfer degree and/or consider a career as a freelance illustrator.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Create illustrations with industry standard software.
- Model effective and professional communication when collaborating with industry professionals and clients.
- Produce a portfolio that demonstrates the variety of skills and creativity developed.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|ARH 269||Design and Illustration History||4|
|ART 115||Basic Design: 2-D||3|
|ART 116||Basic Design: Color||3|
|ART 141||Vector Art Illustration||3|
|ART 142||Digital Painting: Basic Techniques||3|
|ART 197||Portfolio Development||1|
|ART 240||Digital Illustration: Concept||3|
|ART 241||Digital Illustration: Narrative||3|
|ART 297IL||Capstone Project: Illustration||1|
|Sequential Art: Non-Digital|
|Introduction to Children's Literature|
|Digital Games Culture|
|Popular Culture Graphic Novels|
|Sociology of Popular Culture|
|BA 214||Business Communications 1||3-4|
|or WR 121|| Academic Composition|
|MTH 105||Math in Society (or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)||4|
Planning is important. Some courses are offered only once per academic year, offered in only one delivery format, and many need to be taken in sequence.
Speak with the program director or an advisor to about course scheduling.
Program may take longer than a year to complete depending on support courses necessary to meet minimum course requirements.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.