Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum
Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-3361
Academic and Career Advising
See program website
Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
Trudy Richardson - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.
Students who elect to pursue an AAS Degree in Illustration will prepare themselves for entry level work for traditional and computer illustration. Students who are preparing for this area of specialization should acquire a high level of drawing skill.
Students can develop a diverse portfolio of original imagery created in various traditional and digital media so students can compete for assignments and staff positions in editorial illustration (including book illustration), advertising illustration, web illustration, and the digital game development industry. Students should understand that it generally takes between 3-5 years to hone a personal, recognizable illustration style and to establish a viable illustration practice.
This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre- professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis. Students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution in Illustration should contact the Associate Dean’s Office - Division of Visual Art & Design..
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
A minimum cost for course lab fees is $300.
In addition to tuition and fees, Illustration students may expect to pay at least $1,000 for books and supplies needed for classes, projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.
Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.
Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and Photoshop.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements of design, visual and conceptual theories and processes of composition for design, and use of critical and symbolic thinking to communicate visually.
|1, 2, 4, 6
Demonstrate proficiency in drawing within a studio (real life) setting and situation, controlling traditional illustration wet and dry media, handling and applying digital illustration applications and programs, and employing photography for illustrative ends.
|1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Demonstrate proficiency in representational drawing capabilities, stylistic or interpretive drawing pursuits (cartoons/caricatures), and human or figurative drawing, from life, printed reference and mental imagery.
|1, 3, 4, 6
Demonstrate a comprehension of, and tangible evidence of, commercial art as a career pursuit, in creating a personal work presentation (portfolio), attending guest artist lectures, workshops and presentations by visiting galleries, through researching business requirements and practices, and through civic engagement students can accomplish a diverse portfolio that reflects cultural, promotional, and service goals.
|1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7