Illustration - One-Year Certificate of Completion (CC1)

Description

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:

  1. Create illustrations with industry standard software.
  2. Model effective and professional communication when collaborating with industry professionals and clients.
  3. Produce a portfolio that demonstrates the variety of skills and creativity developed.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or higher or minimum placement Math Level 10
  • Basic computer competency or CIS 010 Computer Keyboarding

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS (BEYOND STANDARD TUITION/FEES AND TEXTBOOKS)

Material Costs

  • 32GB to 2TB portable storage (USB drive or SSD): $20 to $100
  • A desktop or laptop computer capable of running the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud and the latest version of Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS: approximately $500 to $2000
  • Reliable high-speed internet access

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
ARH 269Design and Illustration History4
ART 115Basic Design: 2-D3
ART 116Basic Design: Color3
ART 141Vector Art Illustration3
ART 142Digital Painting: Basic Techniques3
ART 197Portfolio Development1
ART 240Digital Illustration: Concept3
ART 241Digital Illustration: Narrative3
ART 297ILCapstone Project: Illustration1
Choose one of the following:3-4
Sequential Art: Non-Digital
Introduction to Children's Literature
Digital Games Culture
Popular Culture Graphic Novels
Sociology of Popular Culture
Other Required Courses
BA 214Business Communications 13-4
or WR 121 Academic Composition
Human Relations:3-4
MTH 105Math in Society (or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)4
Total Credits37-40
1

BA 214 Business Communications does not fulfill the foundational writing requirement for the AAOT with a focus in Art.

Advising Notes

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.

Performance Standards

  • 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. 

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
ART 115Basic Design: 2-D3
ART 141Vector Art Illustration3
ART 142Digital Painting: Basic Techniques3
MTH 105Math in Society (or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)4
 Credits13
Second Term
ART 116Basic Design: Color3
ART 240Digital Illustration: Concept3
BA 214
Business Communications 1
or Academic Composition
3-4
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Sequential Art: Non-Digital
Introduction to Children's Literature
Digital Games Culture
Popular Culture Graphic Novels
Sociology of Popular Culture
 Credits12-14
Third Term
ART 197Portfolio Development1
ART 241Digital Illustration: Narrative3
ARH 269Design and Illustration History4
ART 297ILCapstone Project: Illustration1
Human Relations:3-4
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits37-40
1

BA 214 Business Communications does not fulfill the foundational writing requirement for the AAOT with a focus in Art.

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