2021-2022 Catalog 
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Illustration/Animation Associate of Arts

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The Illustration/Animation Associate of Arts Program prepares students for entry-level animation and illustration employment in areas such as: editorial and product illustration, animation, motion design, multimedia design, digital image design, and responsive media. The program also provides coursework for professionals upgrading skills and focuses on methods for creating, synthesizing, manipulating, and delivering meaningful and effective visual content to the user/viewer in one or more of these areas.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Use fundamental illustration and animation skills
  • Select and use appropriate illustration and animation software and hardware
  • Demonstrate skills typically found in the illustration and animation field


Course ID Title Units
ART 80   Drawing I 3
GD 141  or Graphic Rendering Techniques 3
ART 141   Graphic Rendering Techniques 3
GD 144   Typography 3
GD 145  or Graphic Illustration 3
ART 145   Graphic Illustration 3
GD 147   Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
GD 149   Digital Illustration 3
GD 1   History of Animation 3
GD 150  * Digital Animation 3
GD 210   Motion Graphics 3
CWE 180   Co-Op-Ed Graphics 1



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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