Jul 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Computer Graphics Technology


The merger of art and computer technology is the basis of the program options available for students interested in a career in the expanding fields of graphic design and computer graphics. Students learn how to use professional-level software, hardware, and peripherals, and to apply the principles of design, typography, and color theory to the creation of effective print- and electronic-based visual communication. The computer graphics technology tracks prepare students for a career in the fields of 3D and video graphics, web and interactive media or digital arts, leading to either a certificate or an associate of applied science degree. Instruction in the programs expands on the skills achieved in the foundation skills certificate or equivalent experience. The certificate programs provide students with the opportunity to expand their design and application skills for a specific career within the graphic design and computer graphics industry and learn the principles of design to create professional-level visual communications and how to apply software, hardware, and peripherals.

In addition to the skills and knowledge students acquire in the certificate programs, the degree programs include coursework that meets the general education requirements for a Schoolcraft associate in applied science (AAS) degree. The degree programs’ capstone classes expand the students’ creative and practical skills.

It is highly recommended that students meet with faculty for advice in selecting their electives. The foundation skills certificate or equivalent skills must be achieved before starting one of the specialty track certificate or AAS programs.

Computer Graphics Technology Certificate Specialty Tracks

The computer graphics technology specialty tracks leading to a certificate expand on the skills achieved in the foundation skills certificate or equivalent experience. These certificates give students the opportunity to expand their design and application skills for a specific career within the graphic design and computer graphics industry. The foundation skills certificate or equivalent skills must be achieved before starting one of the specialty track certificate programs. Classes with no prerequisite can be taken before starting the program.

Computer Graphics Technology AAS Degree Specialty Tracks

The computer graphics technology programs prepare students for a career in the fields of 3D and video graphics, web, and interactive media or digital arts. As in the certificate program, students learn how to use the principles of design, typography, and color theory to create professional-level visual communications and how to apply software, hardware, and peripherals to meet these goals. In addition to the certificate skills, the associate degree tracks include coursework that meets the general education requirements for a Schoolcraft associate in applied science (AAS) degree. The program’s capstone classes expand the students’ creative and practical skills. It is highly recommended that students meet with faculty for advice in selecting their electives. The foundation skills certificates or equivalent skills must be achieved before starting one of the specialty track AAS degrees. Classes with no prerequisite can be taken before starting the program.

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