Brief Program Description/Goals
The Communication Arts program embraces three areas of study which are all interrelated: Design (visual solutions), Print (production skills for print media) and Multimedia (on-line publishing). All focus on meeting the ever-changing needs of business and industry. The CA program prepares students for entry level employment in graphic design, advertising design, desktop publishing, electronic imaging and prepress, on-line publishing, digital photography, and all aspects of the publishing and printing industries.
What Is Unique About The Program
Students utilize popular software programs to develop and produce high quality designs and products.
Students in their last semester of the program prepare a portfolio of their work suitable for seeking employment.
- ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
- MATH 24 or 50 OR Placement in MATH 25
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the CA program, students will be able to:
- Produce compositions utilizing the various steps of the design process: investigate client needs, do marketing research, define the design problem, problem solve, develop an idea/concept, thumbnails, layouts, comps and presentation art, prepare final art and produce mechanicals when necessary.
- Use tools, equipment and services to implement ideas for production. Techniques to include use of computer hardware, software, and service bureaus.
- Select appropriate software tools to achieve or maintain effective design solutions.
- Follow instructions to produce, modify, or output files according to client/project supplied criteria.
- Produce graphic design formats appropriate for delivery output while demonstrating the ability to meet deadlines, organize time and maintain schedules.
- Work independently as well as part of a team
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Associate in Science (AS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on total credits taken.
- Books/supplies approximately $2,000.
Faculty & Staff
- Bonnie Chappell, Lecturer, Email, 845-9165
- David Ciano, Lecturer, Email
- Lowell Gillia, Lecturer, Email, 845-9165
- Tamara Gillia, Lecturer
- Joseph Hunt, Lecturer, Email
- Scott Kawamura, Lecturer, Email, 845-9165
- Sandra Sanpei, Professor, Liaison, Email, 845-9469
- Leona Schaller, Lecturer, Email, 845-9165
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