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Digital Arts

Associate of Applied Science

Prepare for a career in design, illustration, multimedia, web design or printing technology.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASCOMMGRAPH/DAR1/**** (see concentration codes below)

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career options:  Become a print designer, web designer, illustrator, multimedia artist or press operator.

Academic options:  Transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2018-2019
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
  Recommend: PSY 132
3
Mathematics or Science Requirement
  Recommend: BUS 151 
3
Other Requirement
  Recommend: ANT 202, CMN 120, DAR 250, or ECN 150 
3-4
Subtotal 9-10

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
DAR 102 Fundamentals of Digital Design 4
DAR 112 Graphic Design I 4
DAR 120 Applied Computer Graphics 4
DAR 122 DeskTop Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 4
DAR 221 Photo Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop 4
DAR 226 Desktop Publishing for Digital Arts: Adobe InDesign 4
DAR 288 Digital Arts Business and Portfolio Capstone 2
Subtotal 26

Required Support Course

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ART 105 
  or ART 115 
  or DAR 250
Exploring Art and Visual Studies
  Color and Composition
  Computer 2-D Animation: Adobe After Effects
3-4  
GTW 101
  or WRT 101
Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations
  English Composition I [SUN# ENG1101]
3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 7-8

Core Concentrations

Complete one of the following concentrations. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Design Concentration (Concentration Code: DARD)
DAR 101 Color Rendering and Theory 4
DAR 111 Typography 4
DAR 210 Digital Arts Design Studio: Advertising Design 4
DAR 212 Digital Arts Design Studio: Collateral Design 4
DAR 230 Production Techniques for Print 4
Subtotal 20
Web Design Concentration (Concentration Code: DARW)
DAR 252 Interactive Design I 4
DAR 254 Interactive Design II 4
DAR 256 Web Design 4
DAR 257 Advanced Web Design 4
DAR 259 Mobile Application Design 4
Subtotal 20
Total 62-34

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:   Communication Requirement - WTW 101 or WRT 101 fulfill this requirement; Arts and Humanities - ART 105, 115, or DAR 250 fulfill this requirement

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