Contact Information

Contact Information
Division
Liberal Arts
Dean
Anne Fleischmann (Interim)
Associate Dean
Lynn Medeiros (Interim)
Location
Division Office
W 107, Rocklin Campus

Overview

Applied Art and Design is an academic discipline which focuses on the principles and practical applications of art, design, photography, computer graphics, imaging and animation. Study of the foundations of design, creative problem solving, portfolio development and internship experiences, all prepare students for transfer programs and career opportunities. Within the AA/AS degree or certificate options, students may concentrate in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia. Students who successfully complete the Applied Art and Design major can expect to find entry level employment in such areas as digital illustration, graphic design for print and internet, multimedia, animation, photographic retouching and pre-press operation.

Faculty

Angelina N. Coughlin

Assistant Professor, Applied Art and Design/Women and Gender Studies

B.F.A., Brooks Institute

Thomas Fillebrown

Professor, Applied Art and Design

B.A., Humboldt State University
M.A., Montana State University

Natalie Rishe

Professor, Applied Art and Design

B.F.A., University of Nevada, Reno
M.F.A., University of California, Davis

Randy L. Snook

Professor, Photography/Applied Art and Design

B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.F.A., Lesley University Art Institute of Boston

Degrees/Certificates

Applied Art and Design—Graphic Design

AA or AS Degree

Successful completion of the curriculum in Graphic Design qualifies students for entry level positions in graphic design, Web design, desktop publishing and packaging design. This option also prepares students for transfer to a four-year college program in Graphic Design. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
Select 12 units from the following:12
Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)
Sketching for Design
Drawing I
Publication Design I
Graphic Design: Principles and Process
Introduction to Digital Design
Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)
Select 9 units from the following:9
Publication Design II
Typography
Graphic Design II: Digital Design and Production
Graphic Computer Illustration
Select 3-4 units from the following, or unused courses from preceding areas:3-4
Portfolio Development and Presentation
Independent Study
Photographing Works of Art (also PHOT 0030)
Business Practices for the Applied Arts
Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices (also ART 0073)
Introduction to Web Design
Intermediate Web Design
Interaction Design
Internship in Applied Art and Design
Two-Dimensional Design Foundations
Color Theory
Elementary Photography
Color Photography
Total Units24-25

Applied Art and Design—Illustration

AA or AS Degree

Successful completion of the curriculum in Illustration qualifies students for entry level positions as digital illustrators for use in graphic design, advertising and book and card illustration. This option also prepares students for transfer to a four-year college program in Illustration. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
Select 12 units from the following:12
Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)
Sketching for Design
Drawing I
Publication Design I
Graphic Design: Principles and Process
Introduction to Digital Design
Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)
Select 9 units from the following:9
Illustration (also ART 0055)
Graphic Computer Illustration
Introduction to Digital Painting (also ART 0071)
Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices (also ART 0073)
Advanced Projects in Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0076)
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
Drawing II
Figure Drawing I
Select 3 units from the following, or unused courses from preceding areas:3
Portfolio Development and Presentation
Independent Study
Photographing Works of Art (also PHOT 0030)
Business Practices for the Applied Arts
Introduction to Web Design
Internship in Applied Art and Design
Two-Dimensional Design Foundations
Color Theory
Oil Painting I
Watercolor Painting I
Elementary Photography
Color Photography
Digital Photography
Total Units24

Applied Art and Design—Digital Media

(formerly Applied Art and Design-Multimedia)

AA or AS Degree

Successful completion of the curriculum in Digital Media qualifies students for entry level positions as interactive media designers, computer game designers, interface designers, animators and on-line web designers. This option also prepares students for transfer to a four-year college program in Digital Media. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
Select 12 units from the following:12
Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)
Sketching for Design
Drawing I
Publication Design I
Graphic Design: Principles and Process
Introduction to Digital Design
Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)
Select 9-11 units from the following:9-11
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (also COMM 0031A)
Intermediate Digital Filmmaking
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
Introduction to Web Design
Intermediate Web Design
Documentary Filmmaking (also PHOT 0089)
Interaction Design
Introduction to Motion Graphics
Select 3 units from the following, or unused courses from preceding areas:3
Independent Study
Typography
Graphic Computer Illustration
Business Practices for the Applied Arts
Introduction to Digital Painting (also ART 0071)
Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices (also ART 0073)
Advanced Projects in Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0076)
Internship in Applied Art and Design
Two-Dimensional Design Foundations
Color Theory
Figure Drawing I
Marketing in the Digital Age
Web Programming I
Total Units24-26

Applied Art and Design—Graphic Design

Certificate of Achievement

The certificate in Graphic Design qualifies students for entry level positions in graphic design, web design, desktop publishing and packaging design. The certificate is designed to focus on providing specific career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
Select 12 units from the following:12
Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)
Sketching for Design
Drawing I
Publication Design I
Graphic Design: Principles and Process
Introduction to Digital Design
Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)
Select 12 units from the following:12
Publication Design II
Typography
Graphic Design II: Digital Design and Production
Graphic Computer Illustration
Select 8-10 units from the following, or unused courses from preceding areas:8-10
Portfolio Development and Presentation
Independent Study
Photographing Works of Art (also PHOT 0030)
Business Practices for the Applied Arts
Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices (also ART 0073)
Introduction to Web Design
Interaction Design
Internship in Applied Art and Design (up to 3 units)
Two-Dimensional Design Foundations
Color Theory
Elementary Photography
Color Photography
Total Units32-34

Applied Art and Design—Illustration

Certificate of Achievement

The certificate in Illustration qualifies students for entry level positions as digital illustrators for use in graphic design, advertising and book and card illustration. The certificate is designed to focus on providing specific career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
Select 12 units from the following:12
Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)
Sketching for Design
Drawing I
Publication Design I
Graphic Design: Principles and Process
Introduction to Digital Design
Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)
Select 12 units from the following:12
Illustration (also ART 0055)
Graphic Computer Illustration
Introduction to Digital Painting (also ART 0071)
Advanced Projects in Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0076)
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
Drawing II
Figure Drawing I
Select 8-9 units from the following, or unused courses from preceding areas:8-9
Portfolio Development and Presentation
Independent Study
Photographing Works of Art (also PHOT 0030)
Business Practices for the Applied Arts
Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices (also ART 0073)
Introduction to Web Design
Internship in Applied Art and Design (up to 3 units)
Two-Dimensional Design Foundations
Color Theory
Oil Painting I
Watercolor Painting I
Elementary Photography
Color Photography
Digital Photography
Total Units32-33

Applied Art and Design—Digital Media

(formerly Applied Art and Design-Multimedia)

Certificate of Achievement

The certificate in Digital Media qualifies students for entry level positions as interactive media designers, computer game designers, interface designers and on-line web designers. The certificate is designed to focus on providing specific career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
Select 12 units from the following:12
Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)
Sketching for Design
Drawing I
Publication Design I
Graphic Design: Principles and Process
Introduction to Digital Design
Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)
Select 12-13 units from the following:12-13
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (also COMM 0031A)
Intermediate Digital Filmmaking
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
Introduction to Web Design
Intermediate Web Design
Documentary Filmmaking (also PHOT 0089)
Interaction Design
Introduction to Motion Graphics
Select 8-9 units from the following, or unused courses from preceding areas:8-9
Independent Study
Typography
Graphic Computer Illustration
Business Practices for the Applied Arts
Introduction to Digital Painting (also ART 0071)
Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices (also ART 0073)
Advanced Projects in Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0076)
Internship in Applied Art and Design (up to 3 units)
Two-Dimensional Design Foundations
Color Theory
Figure Drawing I
Marketing in the Digital Age
Web Programming I
Total Units32-34

Digital Illustration

Skills Certificate

Designed for students interested in becoming proficient in illustration. Valuable for those preparing for careers in illustration, animation and gaming, or for those upgrading their skills. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
AAD 0044Sketching for Design3
or ART 0004A Drawing I
AAD 0055Illustration (also ART 0055)3
AAD 0062Graphic Computer Illustration3
AAD 0071Introduction to Digital Painting (also ART 0071)3
Total Units12

Graphic Design

Skills Certificate

Designed for students interested in becoming proficient with design concepts, software and image manipulation related to creating print and publication design. Valuable for those preparing for a career as a graphic designer, or for those upgrading their skills. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills for print design and publication software; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
AAD 0052Publication Design I3
AAD 0060Graphic Design: Principles and Process3
AAD 0070Introduction to Digital Design3
AAD 0075Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)3
Total Units12

Video Production and Editing

Skills Certificate

Designed for students interested in becoming proficient with video production and editing techniques, software and computer manipulation related to time-based media. Valuable for those preparing for a career in the video industry, or for those upgrading their skills. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
AAD 0044Sketching for Design3
or ART 0004A Drawing I
AAD 0075Introduction to Digital Imaging (also PHOT 0075)3
AAD 0079Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (also COMM 0031A)3
AAD 0082Intermediate Digital Filmmaking3
AAD 0093Introduction to Motion Graphics3
Total Units15

Visual Arts and Media

Skills Certificate

Designed for students interested in understanding visual media and becoming proficient in techniques for conceptualizing and creating visual images. Valuable for those preparing for a career in the visual arts and media, providing knowledge and technical skills applicable to digital art and design, communication studies, business and marketing, or for those upgrading their skills. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
AAD 0012Visual Communication (also COMM 0012)3
AAD 0044Sketching for Design3
or ART 0004A Drawing I
AAD 0070Introduction to Digital Design3
PHOT 0060AElementary Photography3
Total Units12

Web Design

Skills Certificate

Intended for students interested in becoming proficient with software and technologies for creating webpage design. Valuable for those preparing for a career as a web designer, or for those upgrading their skills. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
AAD 0062Graphic Computer Illustration3
or AAD 0075 Introduction to Digital Imaging
AAD 0085Introduction to Web Design3
AAD 0086Intermediate Web Design3
AAD 0090Interaction Design4
Total Units13

Courses

Understanding course descriptions

AAD 0012. Visual Communication

Units: 3
Also known as COMM 12
Hours: 54 lecture
Study of visual communication including design principles, aesthetics, visual perception, non-verbal messages, relationship to verbal communication, audience analysis, mass media and persuasion. Historical overview of visual media as well as current trends and technology. (C-ID JOUR 170) (CSU, UC)

AAD 0020. Portfolio Development and Presentation

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of AAD 70, 75, or 85 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Function and use of the portfolio as a marketing device for artists and designers. Styles, materials, resources in portfolio design. Evaluation of professional goals and image building. Students create and present both a print and digital portfolio of their work as a final project. For advanced students. (CSU)

AAD 0028. Independent Study

Units: 1-3
Designed for students interested in furthering their knowledge at an independent study level in an area where no specific curriculum offering is currently available. Independent study might include, but is not limited to, research papers, special subject area projects, and research projects. See Independent Study page in catalog. (CSU, UC-with unit limitation)

AAD 0030. Photographing Works of Art

Units: 0.5
Also known as PHOT 30
Hours: 13 (7 lecture, 6 laboratory)
Methods and procedures involved in reproducing works of art into digital files, prints, or slides for cataloging, portfolios, or publication. Covers equipment needed for both artificial and natural light situations, camera considerations, proper exposure, and presentation of copy work for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Students must furnish digital or film camera, processing, storage and presentation materials. (CSU)

AAD 0044. Sketching for Design

Units: 3
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity )
Introduction to concept sketching techniques for design, illustration, photography and multimedia utilizing a variety of drawing media and creative problem solving concepts. Emphasis on developing visual communication skills for advertising, graphics, illustration, product design, and storyboarding for time-based media. (CSU)

AAD 0052. Publication Design I

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of AAD 60 or AAD 70 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Introductory course in use of computer for page layout and composition. Critical application of basic computer operating principles. Emphasis on publication design and the use of type and layout as key elements in graphic communication. Covers importing text and graphics, arranging publication pages, and producing camera ready artwork for reproduction. (CSU)

AAD 0053. Publication Design II

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following courses with grade of "C" or better: AAD 52, 54 or 62
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Page layout for developing and producing high-quality multi-page documents. Emphasis on publication design, production, typography, graphics, and pre-press. Includes research and application of effective magazine layout concepts, cover design, grid theory, graphics, text elements and printing standards and processes. (CSU)

AAD 0054. Typography

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following with grade of "C" or better: AAD 52, 53, 61, 62, or 75
Advisory: Completion of AAD 60 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
A professional and historical approach to understanding typographic principles and form, effects of type on the style and communication in print and screen. Includes study of historical and contemporary graphics and typographic design, conceptualizing, developing and refining typographical forms, methods for analyzing typographic usage, and proper application of type in a variety of print publications, screen environments, hand drawn and computer generated typed forms. (CSU)

AAD 0055. Illustration

Units: 3
Also known as ART 55
Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following courses with grade of "C" or better: AAD 44, 60, 62, 75 or ART 4A
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Professional practices of illustration, including concept development, communication of ideas, identification and use of appropriate styles and techniques, time management, pricing and contracts, and presentation of finished artwork. (CSU)

AAD 0060. Graphic Design: Principles and Process

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of AAD 44, AAD 70, ART 2, or ART 4A, with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Introductory course emphasizing concept development, fundamental principles of design and design solutions. Exploration of materials and techniques for visualizing and presenting ideas, analyzing and critiquing design and combining diverse elements in effective layouts from concept through final critique. (CSU)

AAD 0061. Graphic Design II: Digital Design and Production

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following with grade of "C" or better: AAD 52, 62, or 75
Advisory: Completion of AAD 60
Hours: 90 (27 lecture, 63 activity)
Advanced problem solving skills in graphic design through projects and critique. Use of the computer to design and produce full color graphics and print materials, including industry standards and procedures for working with art directors, service bureaus, and printers in pre-press operations. (CSU)

AAD 0062. Graphic Computer Illustration

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of AAD 44, AAD 60, AAD 70, or ART 4A with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Computer illustration for effective graphic communication. Emphasis on software tools and techniques in creation of graphic illustrations for use in a wide range of media including print, multimedia, and World Wide Web. Application of design principles, the use of type and layout in combination with illustrations through class projects. Covers importing text and graphics, developing and executing design concepts, and producing camera ready artwork for reproduction using appropriate file formats and standards for integration into other electronic media. (CSU, UC)

AAD 0066. Business Practices for the Applied Arts

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Introduction to business practices for graphic designers, multimedia and illustration artists and other creative service providers. Initial client contact to final billing process; basic elements of running a small studio; following an Applied Art and Design creative project from inception to completion; discussion of copyright protection; building relationships and contracts with clients and suppliers. (CSU)

AAD 0070. Introduction to Digital Design

Units: 3
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques of art and design on the computer. Includes basic computer skills, digital image capture, image manipulation, drawing, page layout, and preparation of images for print, web or multimedia. Students develop creative projects using current graphics software. (C-ID ARTS 250) (CSU, UC)

AAD 0071. Introduction to Digital Painting

Units: 3
Also known as ART 71
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 44 or ART 4A with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Introduction to the concepts, tools, and techniques of drawing and painting using creative software. Exploration of traditional artistic techniques in a digital environment. Includes development of skills such as building form, creating color, composing subjects and describing space. Development of portfolio-quality projects in both digital form and print. (CSU)

AAD 0073. Digital Art Studio: Concepts and Practices

Units: 3
Also known as ART 73
Prerequisite: Completion of ART 4A or AAD 44 with grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Completion of AAD 70 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Introduction to the tools, concepts, and processes for digital art creation with an emphasis on experimental animation, video, mixed media, digital imaging, installation, and new genres. Topics include integration of traditional design, color, and compositional principles with contemporary digital tools in an art studio context. (CSU, UC)

AAD 0075. Introduction to Digital Imaging

Units: 3
Also known as PHOT 75
Advisory: Completion of AAD 70 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Introduction to the acquisition and computer manipulation of photographs for design and photography. Analysis and critique of images from initial concept to final project creation. Basic scanning, image adjustments, retouching, compositing, and file preparation for printing and other uses. (CSU, UC)

AAD 0076. Advanced Projects in Digital Imaging

Units: 3
Also known as PHOT 76
Advisory: Completion of PHOT 75/AAD 75 and PHOT 60A with grades of "C" or better recommended
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Advanced digital project development. Creating original images from a variety of input devices including scanners and digital cameras. Speed building in editing techniques. Use of various output methods appropriate for specific projects. Evaluations and critiques of completed projects. (CSU)

AAD 0079. Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

Units: 3
Also known as COMM 31A
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Use of digital cameras for producing short form video projects. Introduction to principles, techniques and the terminology of video production and digital filmmaking. Guided classroom exercises and projects, including pre-production planning, video and audio recording techniques, on-location set-ups and studio set-ups, lighting for filmmaking, and basic video editing and output. (CSU)

AAD 0082. Intermediate Digital Filmmaking

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 79/COMM 31A with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Examines the pre-production, production and post-production process of filmmaking at an intermediate level. Students produce advanced digital films that incorporate industry standard pre-production preparation such as script writing, storyboarding, and development of a production book. The production process incorporates sound recording, mixed soundtracks, camera work with an emphasis on visual metaphors, and detailed lighting schemes. Post-production focuses on advanced picture and sound editing techniques along with formatting for distribution. (CSU)

AAD 0083. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of AAD 70 and ART 4A with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 108 (27 lecture, 81 laboratory)
Three-dimensional modeling on the computer including construction of three-dimensional forms, use of surface textures, application of lighting effects, and animation of completed constructions. Students will create original projects including environments, objects, buttons, three-dimensional texts and animations for use in fine art, graphic design, multimedia and the World Wide Web. (CSU)

AAD 0085. Introduction to Web Design

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of AAD 70 or 75 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 36 laboratory, 18 activity)
An introduction to web design, covering topics and strategies necessary for the creation and design of websites. Topics include HTML; cascading style sheets; design issues specific to web delivery; the creation and optimization of graphics and images for the web, including rollovers, banners and buttons; accessibility; search engine optimization and current industry standards. (CSU)

AAD 0086. Intermediate Web Design

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 85 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Intermediate course in front-end web design. Current topics in website creation covered as they relate to visual design and user interfaces such as strategies for combining layout, graphics, text, typography, and interactivity in fully functioning websites. Special topics include coverage of industry standards and current technologies. (CSU)

AAD 0087. Content Management Systems for Designers

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 85 with grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Completion of AAD 86 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Intermediate level course in front-end Web development and design with a focus on using CMS (Content Management Systems). Students learn how to install a CMS; work on a local server for development; enhance the site functionality with plugins, widgets, and themes; customize the appearance of the site to meet brand requirements; manage visitor interactions; and manage updates and security issues. (CSU)

AAD 0089. Documentary Filmmaking

Units: 3
Also known as PHOT 0089
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 79/COMM 31A with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Examines the principles, techniques and terminology that are specific to documentary filmmaking. Students produce documentary films that incorporate industry standard pre-production preparation such as creating contracts, research, location surveys, and script writing. Major topics include camera operation, capturing b-roll, location sound recording, mixing, editing and formatting for distribution. (CSU)

AAD 0090. Interaction Design

Units: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 85 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Introduction to Interaction Design for the web and devices with a focus on User Experience and User Interface design. The use of CSS, HTML and JavaScript for creating interactive elements and animations will be covered. Use of scripts, animation and multimedia tools and processes will be covered, as will the use of forms and inputs. Stylistic concerns, content development and design process will be examined. Students create original websites focusing on the integrating interactivity and animation in a meaningful way. (CSU)

AAD 0093. Introduction to Motion Graphics

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of AAD 79 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Application of graphic design principles to filmmaking and video production using various forms of animation and visual effects. Exploration of traditional and experimental approaches to creating dynamic visual content for use in video, design and animation. Topics include the integration of text, video, graphics, and sound into short animation pieces as well as components for larger productions. Aesthetic, conceptual and technological considerations discussed and applied. (CSU, UC)

AAD 0095. Internship in Applied Art and Design

Units: 0.5-4
Designed for advanced students to work in an area related to their educational or occupational goal. Provides new on-the-job technical training under the direction of a worksite supervisor, allowing students to expand knowledge and skills in the chosen field. Mandatory orientation session and faculty approval to determine eligibility. One unit of credit is equal to each 60 hours of non-paid work, or each 75 hours of paid work. Students may earn up to a total of 16 units in internship courses (any course numbered 95 and PDEV 94). (CSU-with unit limitation)

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Generate design solutions integrating concept, content and form, and produce a workflow consisting of the many phases of the design process.
  • Critique and communicate elements and principles of design as applied to contemporary and historical design.
  • Create designs for various delivery methods such as print, web and multimedia, utilizing the appropriate formats required.
  • Prove a command of industry standard software applications in preparation for the job market in the fields of design, illustration and/or multimedia.
  • Develop a portfolio of work that illustrates the styles, medium and subject area interest of the student.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of copyright, fair use, public domain and the use of appropriated images and content in design projects.