Art - BFA Emerging Media Pathway Associate in Arts

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Paralleling the first two years of a four-year art degree program, Seminole State helps bring your dreams of a career in animation or graphic design to life by preparing you for transfer. Draw inspiration from the past with prerequisites in art history, while learning the proper techniques and technical skills through courses in drawing and design fundamentals.

Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
  • Guaranteed transfer: Earn your A.A. here, and take advantage of guaranteed admission to UCF or one of Florida’s other state universities for your bachelor’s.
  • More than 100 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
Art Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: ART-ART
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: ART-ART

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course provides an investigation into the dynamics of various organizing principles while exercising both traditional and contemporary media. Students explore the visual elements and fundamental principles of design in order to determine the constructs of order. Elements of visual literacy are also used to explore issues of symbol and human communication. Process and development are emphasized. This course is suitable for both the art major and non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course involves the formal understanding and manipulation of the basic organizing principles of the three-dimensional world (point, line, plane, mass, volume, density and form). Students learn how to create and construct three-dimensional situations using basic hand tools and inexpensive, readily available materials. Three-dimensional design also involves the relationship of perceptual issues to manipulation of three-dimensional situations. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course explores the avenues of contemporary digital design, highlighting the importance of process, innovation and communication. Students will become familiar with design projects ranging from traditional print, sophisticated websites, interactive digital media and motion graphics. The course will focus on developing and refining the design concept and the execution strategy. Lab fee required.
This course involves the formal understanding and manipulation of the basic organizing principles of the three-dimensional world (point, line, plane, mass, volume, density and form). Students learn how to create and construct three-dimensional situations using basic hand tools and inexpensive, readily available materials. Three-dimensional design also involves the relationship of perceptual issues to manipulation of three-dimensional situations. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student uses skills gained in Drawing I to explore the development of a personal vision with regard to drawing concepts and visual composition. Color is introduced along with a painterly attitude toward depicting observational form. Drawing of the human figure is introduced with an emphasis on gesture, visual analysis and anatomy. Drawing skills are adapted into contemporary artistic concerns including the use of series. Lab fee required.
This course approaches the representation of the human figure through the study of structure, proportion, scale, anatomy and life qualities. Emphasis is on the act of seeing, recording and interpreting. Live models are used with an exploration of dry and wet media. Recommended for art majors and animation majors. Lab fee required.
This course introduces students to art from a variety of cultures and historical contexts. Topics include major art movements, varieties of materials and aesthetic theories. Coursework covers formal terms, elements and principles common to the study of art and architecture. The course stresses the relationship of design principles to various art forms including, but not limited to, sculpture, painting and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods and media and students will have an increased vocabulary of art terminology. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from Paleolithic man to the Early Renaissance. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from the 16th century to the present. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
The Introduction to Computer Graphics course is designed to familiarize publishing, graphic, art and multi-media students with the basics of hardware and software of the computer system for electronic publishing. Students will be familiarized with commercial graphic design and printing issues as applied to publishing systems. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to teach the concepts, terminology and principles of desktop publishing using industry computer software to communicate visual concepts used for the printing of publications such as brochures, advertisements, books and magazines. The student will develop the skills necessary to create publications designed for print publishing and production. Lab fee required.
This is an advanced course in page layout software. Designed to teach advanced techniques and principles of digital publishing to assist students in gaining stronger creative control and improved production capabilities. Students create publications displaying multi-faceted integration of sophisticated text and graphic techniques. Emphasis will focus on the development of long-page publications and Internet connectivity. Lab fee required.
This course is a foundation to computer-aided digital publishing. It will explore various means of viewing visual elements in design. Focus is upon the foundations of professional design skills for computer graphics, multimedia, film and video and animation. Various media are used to explore traditional media, photography, illustration, animation, film and video and other image media development. The student is introduced to typography, typeface and type as a design element as well as composition, layout, pagination, style, balance, format and project planning. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to Photoshop software which provides an extensive variety of electronic tools for manipulating photographs and creating illustrations. The course is designed for the graphics individual who wishes to integrate photography with page layouts. Students will learn the basics of scanning, retouching, color correcting, proofing and output to printer devices. Lab fee required.
This course teaches typography as a primary tool of all graphic designers. The emphasis of the course is in the elements and anatomy of type and its expressive, technical and visual aspects. This course also teaches typeface, size, leading, line length, headlines, grids, hierarchy and the overall character in developing creative elements. Readability in type is examined in the development of publications - ads, books, brochures, identity systems and posters.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
A global, multi-cultural experience has become an increasingly vital part of a student’s education. This study abroad course provides students with opportunities to explore significant international, historical and contemporary sites. Students are exposed to the cultural influences of the arts, graphic arts and architecture. Lectures and course work are complimented by walking tours led by experienced faculty and guest professionals. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure.
This course includes the design and preparation of websites, including the Web home page. Focus is from a graphics point of view and emphasis is on the importance of Web page design and layout. The course is taught using various software programs. Basics of HTML for the Web will be introduced. Lab fee required.
This course is designed for beginning Adobe Illustrator users. Fundamental concepts and features are introduced and applied to a variety of graphics applications. The world of vector graphics and professional illustrations is entered, explored and applied to a variety of graphic endeavors. Lab fee required.
This course is designed for experienced Adobe Illustrator users. Advanced concepts, features and techniques are further enhanced and applied to graphic applications. The world of vector graphics, the Web Internet and professional illustrations are further explored. Lab fee required.
This is an advanced course in computer graphics in the design profession. Students will use the computer to create original artwork and illustrations that will be used in professional publications. Advanced concepts, features and professional illustration are further explored. Lab fee required.
This is a course for experienced Photoshop software graphic design users who wish to expand their skills in the application of this electronic tool for manipulating photographs and illustrations. The course introduces new features, tips and techniques for using these electronic tools. The goal is to apply more controls and improve production capabilities. Lab fee required.
This course introduces students to web design for mobile devices. Topics include planning an effective mobile website, industry standard Mobile Markup Language, CSS, mobile commerce, social media, testing and publishing. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to plan, develop, test and publish web content designed for mobile devices. Lab fee required.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,400$11,472$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$810$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,590$19,010$17,879

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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