Computer Graphics

A.A.S. - Occupational Degree

The program is designed to provide the underpinning graphics training needed for a wide variety of graphics professions: graphic designers, illustrators, desktop publishing specialists, production artists, multimedia specialists, digital photographers, computer artists, and web designers. This program focuses on both industry standard software training and design theory.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in computer graphics that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field of computer graphics, printing, and digital imaging and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and demonstrate the processes used to create and modify digital artwork.
  • Plan a project using the Design Stages with written, sketches, and final drawings.
  • Manage files and folder organization, and file formats for the appropriate uses.
  • Identify and discuss computer color modes: RGB, CMYK, Greyscale, and Bitmap.
  • Understand basic elements effecting image size when generating a digital image.
  • Utilize industry standard software to implement artwork and layout design.
  • Utilize skills in vector and raster graphics and identify best uses.
  • Prepare for entry level employment in the computer graphics field.