Associate in Science degree (AS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-321: Mathematics in Contemporary Society 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. CH-106: Chemistry and the Arts (STEM)1 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Recommended: ARTH-100, ARTH-101, ARTH-115, ARTH-116, ARTH-117 or ARTH-120) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Recommended: ARTH-225 3
Subtotal 31

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
ARTS-121: Two Dimensional Design
or
ARTS-122: Three Dimensional Design

3
ARTS-141: Introduction to Photography 3
ARTS-151: Drawing I
or
ARTS-221: Color Theory

3
ARTS-192: Web Animation 3
ARTS-290: Advertising Design and Layout 3
ARTS-291: Electronic Imaging 3
ARTS-292: Design for Desktop Publishing 3
ARTS-293: Design for Motion Graphics 3
ET-710: Web Technology: Building and Maintaining Web Sites 3
Subtotal 27

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
Laboratory Science2: Recommended: CH-104: Chemistry & the Arts Laboratory  0-1
Subtotal 0-1

Electives

Courses Credits
Free electives (Strongly recommended: ARTS-390: Portfolio Project in Studio Art) 2
Subtotal

Total Credits Required

60

1 Students who have completed CH-103 and CH-104 have fulfilled the requirement for CH-106.

2 Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C.

3 The credit range accounts for STEM Variant in 1C.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Digital Art and Design  

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(Required Core 1.B. - Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

ARTS 121 Two Dimensional Design OR ARTS 122 Intro. to Sculpture

3

None

Flexible Core 2. C. Creative Expression (Recommended ARTH 100 Introductory Survey of Art, ARTH 101 History of Art I, ARTH 115 Modern Art, ARTH 116 American Art, ARTH 117 History of Photography, or ARTH 120 Contemporary Art) (WI)

3

Co-requisite for ARTH 100: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Pre-req. for ARTH 101, 115, 116, 117, and 120.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

ARTS 291 Electronic Imaging

3

Pre- or co-requisite: ARTS 121

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

ARTS 290 Advertising Design and Layout

3

Pre- or co-requisite: ARTS 121

ARTS 151 Drawing OR ARTS 221 Color Theory

3

Pre-req. for ARTS 221: ARTS 121

Required Core 1. C. Life and Physical Sciences CH 106 Chemistry and the Arts (STEM variant)

4

None

Flexible Core one course from: 2. A. World Cultures and Global Issues OR 2. B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity OR 2. D. Individual & Society OR 2. E. Scientific World

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

16


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ARTS 292 Design for Desktop Publishing

3

Pre-req.: ARTS 290

ARTS 192 Web Animation

3

Co-requisite (or pre-requisite): ARTS 291 Electronic Imaging

Flexible Core 2. A., B., D., or E

3

Check pre-requisites for each course

Flexible Core 2. A., B., C., D., or E. ARTH 225 History of Graphic Design recommended

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2. A., B., D., or E

3

Check pre-requisites for each course

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2. A., B., D., or E.

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

ET 710 Web Technology: Building and Maintaining Web Sites

3

None

ARTS 293 Design for Motion Graphics

3

Pre-req.: ARTS 290

ARTS 141 Introduction to Photography

3

none

Free Electives (strongly recommended: ARTS 390 Portfolio Independent Study 1 credit)

2

Pre-req. for ARTS 390: 15 credits in Studio Arts, ARTH 100 or ARTH 101, and at least one Art History elective

Total credits for the term

14

Total credits required for the A.S. in Digital Art and Design

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Digital Art and Design  

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a progressive understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, and execution within their discipline
  2. Form and defend fundamental value judgments about works of art within the area of concentration
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Integrate personal observation and objective criticism in the evolution of their artistic work
  5. Proficiently operate industry standard digital art and design programs
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the methods of mass production of artwork using design programs
  7. Resolve technical problems associated with creating artwork on a computer
  8. Use aesthetic judgment to make design decisions by balancing the historical, theoretical and practical concerns to create works that reveal visual literacy
  9. Prepare images and animations for the internet.

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