CURRICULAR GUIDE

Computer Graphics, Multimedia
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0194  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

A multimedia designer is a computer artist who uses many electronic tools to
create interactive art.  Multimedia designers must have creative abilities and
design, drawing, problem-solving, production, communication, and presentation
skills.  Multimedia is a cooperative process.  The multimedia designer should
expect to work as part of a team which may include animators, graphic
designers, photographers, audio and video producers, writers and others. 
Employment can be with advertising agencies, on-line magazines and newspapers,
in-house training in the public and private sector, and the education/
entertainment industry.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Art, Design and Multimedia Program, Academic and Office Facility,
Room 314, telephone number (517) 483-1476.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 48 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 131    Drawing I                                                        3
ARTS 151    Computer Graphics/Illustration                                   3
ARTS 162    Typography                                                       3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Photography                                    3
ARTS 228    Advanced Digital Imaging                                         3
ARTS 232    Comp Graphics/2-D Animation                                      4
ARTS 233    Comp Graphics/2-D Interactive                                    4
ARTS 234    Comp Graphics/3-D Animation I                                    4
ARTS 235    Comp Graphics/3-D Animation II                                   3
ARTS 236    Computer Graphics/Production                                     3
ARTS 269    The Portfolio (See Note 1)                                       1
ARTS 281    Art Internship                                                   3
CISB 102    Intro Internet in Business                                       2
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 258    Dev Multimedia Home Pages WWW                                    2
IMAG 118    Film Production I                                                4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 23-26 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Basic Photography                                      2-4 Credits
IMAG 101    Basic Photog for Non-Majors                                      2
IMAG 111    Intro to Photographic Tech I                                     4

CHOICE 3:   Specialty (Choose one subchoice)                     12-13 Credits
Subchoice 3A: Art Specialty
ARTS 102    2-Dimensional Design                                             3
ARTS 132    Life Drawing                                                     3
ARTS 216    Humorous Illustration I                                          3
ARTS 231    Comp Graphics/Advanced Illustr                                   3

Subchoice 3B: Photography Specialty
IMAG 112    Design for Imaging Tech                                          3
IMAG 113    Lighting Concepts/Applications                                   3
IMAG 114    Intro Photographic Color Tech                                    3
IMAG 119    Intermediate Lighting                                            4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

1.    The Portfolio is considered to be the final course in this curriculum. 
      All other courses must already be completed or be taken concurrently
      with ARTS 269.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    It is recommended that all students entering this curriculum have
      computer experience in both Windows NT and Macintosh Operating Systems.
      This experience may come from life or work experience, or other studies,
      as well as CABS 100 Seminars - Introduction to Windows NT and
      Introduction to the Macintosh.  Students should consult with an advisor
      in the Arts, Design and Multimedia Program if they are not sure about
      their computer skill level.
4.    For graduation, a student must have earned a minimum grade point of 2.0
      in all courses with an ARTS and IMAG prefix.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
Subchoice 3A: Art Specialty
I                 II                III               IV
ARTS 102          ARTS 132          ARTS 216          ARTS 228
ARTS 131          ARTS 151          ARTS 231          ARTS 232
CISB 102          ARTS 162          ARTS 234          ARTS 235
CISB 200          ARTS 171          CISB 258          Lim.Ch.1
IMAG 118          Lim.Ch.2                            Lim.Ch.1

ARTS 233
ARTS 236
ARTS 269
ARTS 281

Subchoice 3B: Photography Specialty
I                 II                III               IV
CISB 102          ARTS 131          ARTS 151          ARTS 228
CISB 200          IMAG 114          ARTS 162          ARTS 232
IMAG 112          IMAG 118          ARTS 171          ARTS 234
IMAG 113          IMAG 119          CISB 258          Lim.Ch.1
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          

ARTS 233
ARTS 235
ARTS 236
ARTS 269
ARTS 281