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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Visual Arts and Media Studies

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares students with a portfolio to enter the product design profession as an entry level designer. The courses develop a broad range of required skills including an understanding of the creative process. Projects emphasize function, environmental and social concerns, and the art form as related to product design. The certificate program provides an overview of the field with an emphasis on design fundamentals and creative problem solving. The fourth semester offers three options that represent areas of professional responsibilities.

Many Product Design certificate completers utilize their portfolios to gain admittance to public or private four year colleges.

This curriculum focuses on concept development and prepares students for an entry-level product design position.

Effective academic year: 2003-2004

Required Units in the Major:    48

Required Courses
  Semester I (12 units)
ART 011A - FOUNDATION DRAWING (3.0 units)
  ART 015 - SKETCHING FOR DESIGN (3.0 units)
  ART 031A - COLOR AND COMPOSITION--TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3.0 units)
  EDT 008A - ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (12 units)
ART 016 - PERSPECTIVE (3.0 units)
  ART 018 - RENDERING (3.0 units)
  ART 032A - DESIGN-THREE DIMENSIONAL (3.0 units)
  ART 033A - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (12 units)
ART 033B - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  ART 034A - CRAFTS - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES (3.0 units)
  PHOT 021 - ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  ART 001A - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART (3.0 units)
  OR
  ART 001B - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (12 units)
ART 025 - SCULPTURE (3.0 units)
  ART 033C - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  ART 036A - JEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION (3.0 units)
  ART 038A - CERAMICS (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  ART 004D - HISTORY OF MODERN ART IN EUROPE AND AMERICA (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 026 - SCULPTURE (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 027 - SCULPTURE TECHNOLOGY-METAL CASTING AND MOLD MAKING (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 036B - JEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 036C - JEWELRY CASTING (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 038B - CERAMICS (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 038C - CERAMICS (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 050A - INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 050B - INTERMEDIATE ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 050C - ADVANCED ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 118 - ADVANCED RENDERING (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 136 - JEWELRY CASTING (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 110A - SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN DESIGN DIGITAL MEDIA (1.0 units)
  &
  BUS 002 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  BUS 009 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (3.0 units)
  &
  BUS 010 - INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  BUS 011A - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGR 002 - ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGR 015A - APPLIED MECHANICS-STATICS (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220A - INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  MRKT 020 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  MRKT 133 - MARKETING TRENDS (3.0 units)
  &
  WELD 044A - INTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING (1.0 units)
  &
  ART 034B - CRAFTS - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES (3.0 units)
  &
  EDT 008B - MECHANICAL DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  EDT 008C - DESIGN ENGINEERING (4.0 units)
  &
  EDT 118 - A/E/C MODELING (3.0 units)