CURRICULUM GUIDE

Sequential Art
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 1048  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This degree is designed for students who wish to specialize in illustration as
it applies to computer graphics, animation, and cartoon, comic book, or self-
publishing. Career options for sequential artists include storyboard and/or
conceptual artist for film, television, animation, gaming, and advertising;
illustrator for books and other publications; inker/penciler/colorist; comic
syndication; and self-publishing. Sequential artists should expect to work as
part of a development team that may include animators, film and video producers,
graphic designers, or video game developers. Sequential artists also have many
opportunities for freelance work. 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 section 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 (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 50 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
ARTS 131    Drawing I                                                        3
ARTS 132    Figure Drawing                                                   3
ARTS 133    Surface Anatomy for Artists                                      3
ARTS 137    Perspective Drawing                                              2
ARTS 151    Computer Graphics/Illustration                                   3
ARTS 153    Conceptual Illustration                                          3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Digital Imaging                                3
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   1
ARTS 216    Humorous Illustration I                                          3
ARTS 217    Humorous Illustration II                                         3
ARTS 225    Comic Book Illustration                                          3
ARTS 226    Storyboards                                                      3
ARTS 228    Advanced Digital Imaging                                         3
ARTS 238    Comps and Animatics                                              3
ARTS 267    Advanced Drawing                                                 3
ARTS 269    The Portfolio (See Note 2)                                       2
ARTS 281    Art Internship                                                   3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 21-25 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         13-17 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 3)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

CHOICE 2:   Animation                                                8 Credits
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

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

1.    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 Art, Design
      and Multimedia Program if they are not sure about their computer skill
2.    The Portfolio is considered to be the final course in this curriculum. All
      other courses must already be completed or taken concurrently with ARTS
3.    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 137          ARTS 133
ARTS 131          ARTS 151          ARTS 216          ARTS 217
ARTS 195          ARTS 153          ARTS 228          ARTS 225
Lim.Ch.           ARTS 171          Lim.Ch.           ARTS 267
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.                             Lim.Ch.

ARTS 226
ARTS 238
ARTS 269
ARTS 281