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Illustration

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Illustration develops knowledge and skills in creating visual narratives through traditional and digital media. The program emphasizes art principles, knowledge, and skills needed to solve design and compositional problems. Areas of emphasis include graphic arts, publications, and storyboarding for animation, video, and media. This certificate prepares students for employment and upgrades the skills of persons employed in occupations such as freelance artist-designer, concept artist, visual development artist for gaming/film, and storyboarder. Students may also pursue an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Illustration and Sequential Art.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Illustration (CER)
Total Credits Required
31
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This program replaces:
CCL/5631 Digital Arts: Digital Illustration
CCL/5881 Media Arts: Computer Art/Illustration

What You'll Learn
  • Create images to project specifications, demonstrating professionalism in research, planning, production, and presentation. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART289, ART100, ART111, ART113, ART114, ART116, ART178, ADA/ART/MMT184, ART117, ART118, ART122, ART165, ART166, ART167, ART168, ART/MMT185, ART263)
  • Apply critical thinking skills, the creative process, and historical and visual literacy to solve visual, technical, and conceptual problems. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART289, ART100, ART111, ART113, ART114, ART116, ART178, ADA/ART/MMT184, ART117, ART118, ART122, ART165, ART166, ART167, ART168, ART/MMT185, ART263)
  • Analyze images to evaluate their effectiveness. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART289, ART111, ART113, ART114, ART116, ART178, ADA/ART/MMT184, ART117, ART118, ART122, ART165, ART166, ART167, ART168, ART/MMT185, ADA/ART248, ART255, ART263)
  • Apply industry standard tools and research to develop effective images and workflows. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART289, ART113, ART114, ART/MMT185, ART178)
  • Demonstrate collaborative practices. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ART178, ADA/ART289, ADA/ART248, ART255, ADA/ART/MMT184)
  • Communicate visual ideas that recognize cultural and individual differences. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART289, ART100, ART111, ART113, ART114, ART116, ART178, ADA/ART/MMT184, ART117, ART118, ART122, ART165, ART166, ART167, ART168, ART/MMT185, ART263)
  • Create a collection of works (e.g., capstone, internships, and/or portfolio) that reflect professional competency. (ADA/ART169, ADA/ART177, ADA/ART289, ART111, ART113, ART114, ART116, ART178, ADA/ART248, ART255, ADA/ART/MMT184, ART117, ART118, ART122, ART165, ART166, ART167, ART168, ART/MMT185, ART263)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:25
ADA/ART1692D Media Design3
ADA/ART177Digital Photographic Imaging I3
 
ADA/ART248Design Self Promotion (3) OR
ART255Art Marketing (3)3
 
ADA/ART289Computer Illustration3
ART100Introduction to Digital Arts1
ART111Drawing I3
 
ART113Color (3) OR
ART114Digital Color (3)3
 
ART116Life Drawing I3
ART178Digital Arts Studies3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
Students must select six (6) credits from the following list of courses. Students may select from one emphasis or may select from different emphases to fulfill the six (6) credit requirement.
 
Animation Emphasis
ADA/ART/MMT184Digital Animation I3
ART/MMT1853D Modeling for Animation I3
 
Drawing Emphasis
ART117Life Drawing II3
ART118Art Anatomy3
ART122Drawing and Composition II3
 
Painting Emphasis
ART165Watercolor Painting I3
ART166Watercolor Painting II3
ART167Painting I3
ART168Painting II3
ART263Figure Painting3

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.