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Commercial Art and Illustration

Bessemer Campus

 

 

COMMERCIAL ART AND

ILLUSTRATION (CAT)

MISSION: The mission of the Commercial Art program is to prepare students for employment or advancement as practitioners in the field of commercial art. The program prepares students to become respected, responsible members of society by stressing good work habits, excellent craftsmanship, and ethical conduct.

Students with creativity, motivation, and talent find the Commercial Art program an ideal place to prepare for careers in advertising agencies, art studios, mass media, newspaper and TV enterprises, and publishing. Graduates can elect to become free-lance commercial artists or photographers. This program consists of one short-certificate, one certificate, and one A.O.T. degree option.

COMMERCIAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION

Short Certificate 26 Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

PSY 100

Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

CAT 111

Introduction to Computers

3

CAT 114

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Select 18 credit hours from the following courses:

ART 113

Drawing I or

3

CAT 118

Design Drawing

3

ART 121

Two Dimensional Composition I or

3

CAT 130

Principles of Design

3

CAT 120

Computer Graphics

3

CAT 122

Technical Processes

3

CAT 123

Computer Drawing

3

CAT 128

Electronic Page Layout and Assembly

3

CAT 132

Basic Advertising Design

3

CAT 142

Intermediate Advertising Design

3

CAT 150

Advanced Advertising Design

3

CAT 152

Digital Photography

3

CAT 160

Portfolio

3

CAT 170

Web Site Development

3

CAT 180

Current Topics

3

CAT 182

3D Graphics and Animation

3

CAT 191

Cooperative Work Experience

1

CAT 192

Cooperative Work Experience

2


 

 

COMMERCIAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION

Certificate 45 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

General Studies Courses

12

Composition

3

COM 100

Career Technical English

 

Computers

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications*

 

Mathematics

3

MAH 101

Introductory Technical Math I

 

Communications

3

Select one of the following courses:

SPC 103

Career Technical Speaking

 

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking*

 

*Approved for the A.O.T. degree

Pre-Professional Courses

3

PSY 100 Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

BSS 220

Professional Transition

1

Major Courses

30

ART 113

Drawing I or

3

CAT 118

Design Drawing

3

ART 121

Two Dimensional Composition I or

3

CAT 130

Principles of Design

3

CAT 111

Introduction to Computers

3

CAT 114

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

CAT 123

Computer Drawing

 

CAT 128

Electronic Page Layout and Assembly

3

CAT 132

Basic Advertising Design

3

CAT 142

Intermediate Advertising Design

3

CAT 160

Portfolio

3

Select 3 credit hours from the following courses:

CAT 120

Computer Graphics

3

CAT 122

Technical Processes

3

CAT 150

Advanced Advertising Design

3

CAT 152

Digital Photography

3

CAT 170

Web Site Development

3

CAT 180

Current Topics

3

CAT 182

3D Graphics and Animation

3

CAT 191

Cooperative Work Experience

1

CAT 192

Cooperative Work Experience

2


 

 

COMMERCIAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION

AOT Degree 68 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program. The A.O.T.

degree requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Major: Commercial Art (CAT) Certificate

Minor: Graphics and Prepress (GPC)

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

General Studies Courses

26

RDG 114

Critical Reading for College

2

Area I Written Composition 3

3

 ENG 101

English Composition I

 

Area II Humanities & Fine Arts

6

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

Humanities and Fine Arts Course

Area III Natural Science & Mathematics

12

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

Natural Science Course

4

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

MTH 100

Intermediate College Algebra

3

Area IV History, Social, & Behavioral Sciences

3

History, Social, or Behavioral Science Course

Area V Minor/Elective Courses

12

Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:

GPC 112

Intro to the Graphic Com. Industry

3

GPC 130

Basic Electronic Page Production

3

GPC 132

Advanced Electronic Page Production

3

GPC 134

Digital Prepress

3

GPC 150

Basic Printing and Press Operations

3

GPC 152

Advanced Printing and Press Operations

3

GPC 180

Current Topics

3