The Art, Design & Multimedia Program offers a broad range of art, animation and design courses. A sample of our Associate Degrees and Certificates and their unique focuses are summarized below. Please contact the program faculty chair for more information
A computer animator is an artist who designs for video and film and uses a computer as a primary tool. Animators must have creative abilities and design, drawing, problem-solving, production, communication, and presentation skills.
This degree develops students’ skill sets and portfolios to facilitate successful transfer to any art school in the country. The curriculum features a solid foundation in drawing, form, color, space, and motion, preparing the transfer student with skill sets to enter any professional art concentration.
Art History helps to develop communication skills and promote interdisciplinary thought. It is of particular value in a culture that communicates values and ideas increasingly through images. By showing students how art can be examined as cultural documents, they become active interpreters of how images form their experience of the world. With its emphasis of visual analysis, description, and criticism, art history can provide students with fundamental and original skills in critical and visual thinking.
A graphic designer is an artist/communicator who creatively and effectively designs informational or promotional materials for output in print, web and/or a variety of mass media situations. Artistic skills related to producing effective visual information are essential for a graphic designer.
Graphic Design is a substantial part of the visual arts, encompassing illustration, graphic design, printing, displays and signs, advertising, photography . . . all printed material. The commercial artist is distinguished from the fine artist in that the product of the Graphic Designer is used for a functional or “practical” purpose.
A multimedia designer is a computer artist who uses many electronic tools to create interactive art. Multimedia designers must have creative abilities and design, drawing, problem-solving, production, communication, and presentation skills.
A web designer creates interactive applications for the World Wide Web. This curriculum includes courses covering the skills necessary to apply design techniques, coding, as well as information management concepts to the development and design of these projects.