SLCC General Catalog

Visual Art & Design

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 Web Design will prepare themselves for entry-level work in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites. Web Design students will obtain both creative and technical skill sets in Web Design, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript alongside structural knowledge of web marketing, web animation, e-Commerce, the social and mobile web.

Career Opportunities

Web Design artists find varied careers in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites in the promotion, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and internet industries.

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

Depending on chosen electives approximately $500. Fees are used for maintenance and upgrade of:

  • Computers, software and supplies
  • Servers, hosting, and storage space
  • Projection technologies

Estimated Cost for Students

In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, web design students may expect to pay an estimated $500 for books, hosting and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

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) 4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

MATH 1010

Intermediate Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Any faculty approved higher level (above MATH 1010) QS or QL course

Communications (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

OR

Any Approved CM Course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

ART 1550
 

Foundation Sem

2

F, Sp

OR

any approved HR course

Distribution Areas

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

 


The following are Recommended distribution courses for Web Design students

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1050

Intro to Photo (FA)

3

A

COMM 2570

Intro to Vis Comm (FA)

3

A


Web Design Emphasis Requirements

Complete The Following Visual Arts Core Course Requirements: (23 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 1810 Interm Photo/Multi 2 F, Sp
ART 1800 Digital Media Essentials 4 A
ART 2110 Foundation II 4 F, Sp ART 1110 or ART 1020

Complete The Following Visual Arts Core Course Requirements: (22 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 2400

Web Project Management

3

F, Sp

ART 2440 and ART 2550

ART 2440

Web Site Design

3

A

ART 1800

ART 2550 Website Design II 3 F, Sp ART 2440 w/C grade or better
ART 2570 E-Commerce Design 2 F ART 2440
ART 2580 Web Animation 3 F, Sp ART 2440
ART 2590 Dynamic Web Design 4 Sp ART 2440 and ART 2550
COMM 2525 Web Site Promotion 4 F, Sp ART 2440

Complete One The Following Web Design Core Courses: (2 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1850

Portfolio Career Prep

2

F, Sp

ART 2490

Adv Computer Graphics

2

Sp

Instructor approval

Complete Minimum Of 6 Credits From The Following Web Design Elective Courses: (6 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1050

Intro to Photo (FA)

3

A

ART 2140

Adv Photoshop/Des

2

F, Sp

ART 1250 or ART 1810 or ART 2340 or Instructor approval

ART 2230

Adv Type & Layout

3

F, Sp

ART 1230; take ART 2230 before or concurrently w/ART 2220

ART 2412 Illustrator Software 3 F, Sp
ART 2470 Digital Video Production 2 F ART 1280, ART 1800, ART 2340 or Instructor approval
ART 2480 Digital Painting 2 F, Sp ART 1280 or ART 1800, and ART 2110
ART 2660 Visual Effects & Comp 3 F ART 2640
ART 2900 Visual Art/Des Seminar 1-3 TBA Instructor approval
ART 2980 Spec Topics Multimedia 1-6 TBA Instructor approval
COMM 2400 Web 2.0 Strategies 3 F, Sp ART 2440
COMM 2570 Intro Visual Comm (FA) 3 A
CS 2560 Obj Orient Prog/Multimed 2 Sp ART 2440
ART 2510 Mobile Publishing Seminar 3 F, Sp ART 1200

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MATH 1010

4

ENGL 1010

3

ART 1110

4

ART 1810

2

ART 1120

3

ART 1230

3

ART 1800

4

ART 2440

3

ART 1200

3

ART 1150

2

 

 

ART 2110

4

Total

18

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ART 2580

3

ART 2590

4

ART 2550

3

ART 2490

2

ART 2570

2

ART 2400

3

COMM 2525

4

COMM 1010

3

ELEC

3-4

ELEC

3-4

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

18-19

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.

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
  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the principles and elements of design.

1, 2, 4

  • Demonstrate competent application and execution to industry standards of current web page front-end programming technologies.

1, 2, 3, 4

  • Illustrate competent mastery of current web design and development software.

1, 4, 5

  • Prove proficiency in social, promotional, and mobile web marketplaces utilizing ethical practices.

1, 2, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Department

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Academic Advisors
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Gordon Storrs
SCC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professors
Adamson, Rob
Chambers, Sheila
Graham, Rick
Gruendell, Lana

Associate Professors
Budd, Brent
Gonzales, Kerry
Hyans, Whitney King
Reiland, Neal

Assistant Professors
Erekson, J. Chad
Martin, Terry
Rosenberger, Ed
Wilson, Andrew

Instructor
Curran, Jessica

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaisons

Brandon Kowallis – Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Photography
Trudy Richardson – Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting