CURRICULUM GUIDE

Computer Graphics, Multimedia
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0194  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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. Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing for skills
assessment and advising information. 

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 66 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
ARTS 131    Drawing I                                                        3
ARTS 132    Figure Drawing                                                   3
ARTS 151    Computer Graphics/Illustration                                   3
ARTS 162    Typography                                                       3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Digital Imag                                   3
ARTS 173    Computer Graphics/Web Design                                     3
ARTS 216    Humorous Illustration I                                          3
ARTS 228    Advanced Digital Imaging                                         3
ARTS 229    Comp Graphics/Adv Web Design                                     4
ARTS 232    Comp Graphics/2-D Animation                                      4
ARTS 234    Comp Graphics/3-D Animation I                                    4
ARTS 235    Comp Graphics/3-D Animation II                                   4
ARTS 236    Computer Graphics/Production                                     3
ARTS 269    The Portfolio                                                    2
ARTS 281    Art Internship                                                   3
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
MATH 118    The Art of Geometry (See Note 1)                                 3
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 6-8 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           6-8 Credits
(See "General Education Core Requirements" for information on how to fulfill
these requirements. Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 2)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   72

1.    MATH 118 is the minimum Math requirement to meet the General Education
      Core Math requirement for this curriculum. Students wishing to transfer
      to a four-year college should see an Art, Design and Multimedia Program
      advisor for appropriate Math Core selections.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

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.

I                 II                III               IV
ARTS 102          ARTS 132          ARTS 173          ARTS 229
ARTS 131          ARTS 151          ARTS 216          ARTS 232
ARTS 162          ARTS 171          ARTS 228          ARTS 235
FILM 118          PHYS 120          ARTS 234          MTEC 120
MATH 118          Lim.Ch.                             

ARTS 236
ARTS 269
ARTS 281