CURRICULAR GUIDE

Computer Graphics, Multimedia
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0194  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

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

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 course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 59 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    2-Dimensional Design                                             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/Photography                                    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 233    Comp Graphics/2-D Interactive                                    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 (See Note 1)                                       2
ARTS 281    Art Internship                                                   3
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

            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.    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.

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 228          ARTS 233
ARTS 162          ARTS 171          ARTS 232          ARTS 235
FILM 118          ARTS 216          ARTS 234          Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           

ARTS 236
ARTS 269
ARTS 281