COMMERCIAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Visual and Performing Arts

School(s): Arts & Humanities

CIP Code: 50.0402
MCC Program Code: AD01
NYSED Code (BRI): 22237
Admissions
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This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
This degree program will prepare students to work in the illustration and or graphic design fields. Students will learn how to design and create images for magazines, publishers, film studios, newspapers, advertising agencies, design firms, and museums. Illustrators usually specialize in one or two areas such as book illustration, storyboard illustration for movies/TV, fashion illustration, medical illustration, greeting card illustration, or magazine illustration. This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering majors in commercial art, commercial illustration, and media arts. 
(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Illustrate a story and/or create visually engaging and conceptually meaningful imagery
2) Illustrate using various forms of media (such as paint, ink, watercolor wash etc.)
3) Construct a complete portfolio showing the progression of personal work to support applications for employment or transfer
4) Create illustrations that exhibit proper artistic technique using the elements of art and principles of design
5) Analyze and critique illustrated works produced by self, peers, or professionals
6) Discuss or describe the role of illustration in society or culture in both historic and contemporary contexts
7) Meet the needs of clients by responding to artistic direction
8) Communicate effectively using visual oral or written techniques

Employment Potential
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Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC). Art courses and a portfolio recommended.

Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher##
3
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation
3
ART 109 Two Dimensional Design: Foundation
3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
AAD 104 Introduction to Graphic Design, 2D
3
ART 115 Introduction to Illustration
3
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
3
ART 204 Drawing II
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE ** OR
SUNY GENERAL ELECTIVE - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE***
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure
3
ART 205 Commercial Illustration I
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking OR
COM 120 Media Literacy
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE** OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) ELECTIVE****

3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
ART 206 Commercial Illustration II
3
ART 231 Art Seminar/Portfolio Development
3
HED 207 Emotional Wellness OR
HED 130 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE#
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
Fourth Semester Total:
15-16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
*Choose from: AAD 105, 160, 260; ART 108.
**SUNY-OWC: Recommended -- ANT 102; GEG 102
***SUNY-SS: Recommended -- choose from ANT 101; PSY 101; SOC 101, 102.
****SUNY-AH: Recommended --choose HIS 111 or 112
#SUNY-H: Recommended -- choose any ENG literature course
##MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number

Revised:7/26/2018

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