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Digital Arts

Associate of Applied Science

Prepare for a career in design, illustration, multimedia, web design or printing technology.  .

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASCOMMGRAPH/DAR/**** (see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this degree?

Career options:  Become a print designer, web designer, illustrator, multimedia artist or press operator.

Academic options:  Transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Before enrolling in this program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

DAR 100  Fundamentals of Rendering
  or DAR 102  Fundamentals of Digital Design
DAR 103  Introduction to Digital Arts 3
DAR 120  Applied Computer Graphics 4
Subtotal 11

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. *

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 3
Subtotal 15

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
DAR 101 Color Rendering and Theory 4
DAR 111 Typography 4
DAR 112 Graphic Design I 4
DAR 122 DeskTop Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 4
DAR 221 Photo Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop 4
DAR 226 DeskTop Publishing for Digital Arts: Adobe InDesign 4
DAR 256 Web Design I
DAR 288 Digital Arts Business and Portfolio Capstone 2
Subtotal 30

Required Support Course

Course # Course Title Credits
ART 105 Exploring Art and Visual Studies 3
 or ART 130    Art and Culture: Prehistoric Through Gothic
   [SUN# ART 1101]
 or ART 131    Art and Culture: Late Gothic Through
   Modern Periods [SUN# ART 1102]
Subtotal 3

Core Concentrations

Complete 20 credits in one of the following concentrations

Course # Course Title Credits
Design Concentration (Concentration Code: DARD)
DAR 128 Digital Photography I 4
DAR 210 Digital Arts Design Studio: Advertising Design 4
DAR 211 Digital Arts Design Studio: Product Design 4
DAR 212 Digital Arts Design Studio: Package Design 4
DAR 230 Production Techniques for Print 4
Illustration Concentration (Concentration Code: DARI)
DAR 140 Digital Arts Illustration Studio: Illustration Technique & Media 4
DAR 145 Digital Arts Illustration Studio: Char Dev for Animation & Print 4
DAR 222 Advanced Photo Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 4
 or DAR 223 Digital Drawing and Painting
DAR 230 Production Techniques for Print 4
DAR 240 Digital Arts Illustration Studio: Book Illustration 4
Multimedia Concentration (Concentration Code: DARM)
DAR 115 Digital Video Editing 4
DAR 222 Advanced Photo Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop
 or DAR 223    Digital Drawing and Painting     
DAR 250 Computer 2D Animation: Adobe After Effects 4
DAR 251 Computer 3D Animation: Maya 4
DAR 252 Interactive Design I
Web Design Concentration (Concentration Code: DARW)
Complete 8 credits from the following:
DAR 115 Digital Video Editing 4
DAR 222 Advanced Photo Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 4
DAR 228 Advanced Desktop Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 4
And complete all of the following courses:
DAR 252 Interactive Design I
DAR 254 Interactive Design II 4
DAR 257 Web Design II
Subtotal 20
Total 79

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Social Science Requirement: ART 105, 130 or 131 fulfill 3 credits in this category - complete an additional course from this category; Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - core courses fulfill this requirement