SLCC General Catalog

Visual Art & Design - Illustration Emphasis AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
68 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field.  The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue an AAS Degree in Illustration will prepare themselves for entry level work for traditional and computer illustration. Students who are preparing for this area of specialization should acquire a high level of drawing skill.

Career Opportunities

Students can develop a diverse portfolio of original imagery created in various traditional and digital media so students can compete for assignments and staff positions in editorial illustration (including book illustration), advertising illustration, web illustration, and the digital game development industry. Students should understand that it generally takes between 3-5 years to hone a personal, recognizable illustration style and to establish a viable illustration practice.

Transfer/Articulation Information

This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Program Entry Requirements

Required:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Recommended:
Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and Photoshop.

Total Program/Course Fees

Approximately $250

Fees are used for maintenance and upgrade of:

  • Computers, software and supplies
  • Servers, hosting, and storage space
  • Model fees and supplies

 

Estimated Cost for Students

In addition to tuition and fees, illustration students may expect to pay at least $1000 for books and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow Recommended Sequence, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

Any approved EN course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1210

Math for Vis Arts

3

A

OR

 

 

 

Any faculty approved higher level (above ART 1210) QS or QL course

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

OR

 

 

 

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1150

Foundation Sem

2

F, Sp

OR

 

 

 

Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Complete one 3-credit hour course from the list of General Education Distribution Areas (BS, FA, HU, ID, PS, SS). See SLCC General Catalog for complete list of approved courses. Students may wish to consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance when selecting a Distribution Course.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 


Illustration Emphasis Requirements: (56 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1110

Foundation I

4

F, Sp

 

ART 1120

Design

3

A

 

ART 1200

InDesign Software

3

A

 

ART 1230

Type & Layout

3

A

ART 1200 and ART 1120 (either may be taken concurrently)

ART 1260

Figure Drawing

3

A

ART 1110

ART 1280

Photoshop Software/Des

3

A

 

ART 1310

Photography I

4

A

 

ART 1010

Exploring Art

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

ART 2010

History of Art & Design

3

F, Sp

 

ART 2070

Portfolio Development

3

F, Sp

ART 2230 (Design Emphasis) or ART 2270 (Illustration Emphasis) or Instructor approval

ART 2110

Foundation II

4

F, Sp

ART 1110 or ART 1020

ART 2210

Illustration I

3

Sp

ART 1110 and ART 2110 (can be taken concurrently) or Instructor approval

ART 2260

Adv Figure Draw

2

F

ART 1260

ART 2270

Illustration II

3

F

ART 2210

ART 2290

Adv Illustration

2

Sp

ART 2270

ART 2412

Illustrator Software

3

F, Sp

 

ART 2480

Digital Painting

2

F, Sp

ART 1800 and ART 2110

ART 2520

Adv Drawing

2

F

ART 1110 or Instructor approval

ART 2560

Figure Painting

3

Sp

ART 1260 and ART 2110

Complete One Illustration Elective Course: (2-3 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 2050

Vis Dev & Character Des

2

F

 

ART 2440

Web Site Design

3

F, Sp

ART 1280

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ART 1110

4

ART 2110

4

ART 1150

2

ART 1200

3

ART 1120

3

ART 1210

3

ART 1310

4

ART 1260

3

ART 1280

3

ART 2210

3

 

 

COMM 1010

3

Total

16

Total

19

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ART 1230

3

ART 2070

3

ART 2260

2

ART 2290

2

ART 2270

3

ART 2560

3

ART 2412

3

ART 2480

2

ART 2520

2

ENGL 1010

3

ART 1010/2010

3

ELEC

2-3

ELEC

2

 

 

Total

18

Total

15-16

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

Note: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class. 

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the recommended sequence.

Not all Visual Art and Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

Additional Program Notes

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 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

Design / Composition / Visual Communication Process

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The principles and elements of design.
  • Visual and conceptual theories and processes of composition for design.
  • Use of critical and symbolic thinking to communicate visually

1

Media / Technique

Demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Drawing within a studio (real life) setting and situation.
  • Controlling traditional illustration wet and dry media.
  • Handling and applying digital illustration applications and programs.
  • Employing photography for illustrative ends.

1

Drawing

Demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Representational drawing capabilities.
  • Stylistic or interpretive drawing pursuits (cartoons/caricatures).
  • Human or figurative drawing, from life, printed reference and mental imagery.

1

Industry / Business / Portfolio

Demonstrate a comprehension of, and tangible evidence of, commercial art as a career pursuit:

  • In creating a personal work presentation (portfolio)
  • attending guest artist lectures, workshops and presentations
  • By visiting galleries
  • Through researching business requirements and practices
  • Through civic engagement students can accomplish a diverse portfolio that reflects cultural, promotional, and service goals.

1

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Division

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Visual Art & Design Programs

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Academic Advisor
Gordon Stoors
SC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professor
Rob Adamson
Sheila Chambers
Rick Graham 
Lana Gruendell

Associate Professor
Brent Budd
Kerry Gonzales
Neal Reiland

Assistant Professor
J. Chad Erekson
Whitney King Hyans
Terry Martin
Ed Rosenberger

Instructor
Jessica Curran
Andrew Wilson

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s):

Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor
Brandon Kowallis
Trudy Richardson