Computer Graphics Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.COMP.GRAPH

This certification program is designed for practicing professionals in this field.

The Computer Animation and the Computer Graphics certificates are designed for practicing professionals in these fields or for students who have already completed substantial college level work. Entry-level commercial art students should consider one of the Associate of Applied Science art programs. Students may choose only those courses for which prerequisites have been met.

Returning professionals may request that prerequisites be waived by submitting a portfolio for review by a member of the art faculty. To request a portfolio review, please contact the Department of Visual Arts at 201-447-7143. To avoid registration problems, please contact the department prior to registering for classes for which you have not taken the required prerequisites.

The certificate in Computer Graphics is designed for practicing professionals in this field who may need to update their skills or for students who have already completed substantial college level work. Students may choose only those courses for which prerequisites have been met. Returning professionals may request that prerequisites be waived by submitting a portfolio for review by a member of the Art faculty.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of design.
  • Demonstrate photographic /graphic image skills.
  • Demonstrate digital media skills.
  • Develop/complete portfolio of print and digital display art work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of art.
  • Demonstrate fundamentals of drawing.

Career Pathways

     
     
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

ART2XX  Computer Layout** 3
ART  Restricted Electives 3
ART-189Computer 2D Illustration

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ART-189: Course uses Windows OS workstations.

ART-197: Course uses Macintosh computers.

Second Semester

ART  Restricted Electives 9
  General Education Elective*** 3
ART-259Computer Graphics Web Developer

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ART-259: Course uses Windows OS workstations.

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective***  3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

ART2XX  Computer Layout** 3
ART  Restricted Electives 12
ART-189Computer 2D Illustration

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

ART-259Computer Graphics Web Developer

3

ART-181Photography I

3

ART-184Digital Photography

3

ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

ART-226Letterform and Type

3

ART-259Computer Graphics Web Developer

3

ART-260Graphic Design I

3

ART-261Graphic Design II

3

ART-271Portfolio Presentation

2

ART-281Photography II

3

ART-298Interactive Multimedia

3

Total Credit Hours:27

ART-189, ART-259, ART-192, ART-259, ART-260: Course uses Windows OS workstations.

ART-197, ART-184, ART-226, ART-261, ART-271, ART-298: Course uses Macintosh computers.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Specific Program Notes

*Course uses Windows OS workstations.

**Course uses Macintosh computers.

***General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.