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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 enables students to concentrate on graphic skills related to products. Students completing the program will develop a portfolio.

Effective academic year: 2003-2004

Required Units in the Major:    45

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 050A - INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN (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 (9 units)
ART 033C - PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION (3.0 units)
  ART 056 - COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAWING & PAINTING (3.0 units)
  EDT 228 - TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  ART 110C - SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN DIGITAL MEDIA (1.0 units)