Digital Arts & Sciences Pathway Associate in Arts

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Arts or sciences? With the Digital Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) pathway, you don’t have to choose. Prerequisite courses for this major will provide the foundation to explore your interest in arts, communications and technology and will open the doors to an education that crosses traditional academic boundaries. The skills you’ll gain will prepare you to further your education in animation, game design and digital production in a related bachelor’s degree at a four-year university.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: The courses for our A.A. degree are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • 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.

Additional Information

Digital Arts & Science Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: ART-DIGART
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: ART-DIGART

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
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.
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.
While acquiring various hand skills, the student addresses traditional and contemporary problems of representation and composition. Observation, analysis and organization are the basis for draftsmanship. This course includes studies of line, plane, mass, volume, perspective, chiaroscuro, form and density. Additionally, students are introduced to a wide variety of drawing media. 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 is a study of the fundamental topics in advanced algebra with emphasis on applications, the understanding of the function concept and manipulative skills. Major topics include operations on algebraic expressions and complex numbers, solving polynomial equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities and rational equations and inequalities, applications, functions, exponents and logarithms, graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations and inequalities. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This is a course in precalculus algebra intended for the student who is planning to take trigonometry and the calculus sequence. Major topics include rational and other algebraic functions and their graphs, piecewise-defined functions, a review of exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, Mathematical Induction, the Binomial Theorem and applications. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. This course may be taken concurrently with MAC 1114, Trigonometry.
This course is designed for students who require or are interested in basic aspects of data mining and analytics using domain-specific data. Students learn the computerized techniques by which to organize, manipulate, report, present, depict and analyze domain-specific data in order to find or otherwise derive information.
This course covers fundamental design and programming principles for computer games and simulations. Topics include discrete event simulation, gaming and simulations design and general gaming/simulation programming.
This course extends the concepts covered in CAP 2801 to include advanced discrete simulation and video game programming principles. Topics include advanced simulation models, simulation and video game programming languages and programming real world simulation systems.
This course provides an introductory study of computer and Internet concepts and online web applications. It teaches important computer and digital technology concepts, skills and issues necessary to succeed in careers and in life. Students completing this course will have a solid understanding of computer hardware, software and network fundamentals in addition to learning effective use of social media, online office web applications, collaboration, email and the Internet to aid them with college studies and workforce readiness. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. No prior experience with computers is assumed. Lab fee required.
This course will provide students with basic and advanced ways to use Google tools to increase efficiency and save time, starting with an introduction to the browser and search engine, setting up a Google account and accessing gmail, calendar and drive. Students will use various Google apps to check the news, plan a trip, translate into another language, manage their wallet, collect and store images, communicate and collaborate while building learning networks. Productivity applications will be introduced using Docs, Sheets and Slides.
This is an introductory course in computer applications that focuses on the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and learn skills that have practical applications in real world business situations. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Lab fee required.
This is an advanced course in computer applications that focuses on the advanced use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and have the necessary skills to solve real world business problems. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Lab fee required.
This course is a study of database design and management. Topics include the relational model, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), database design and normalization, query languages, multi-user and distributed databases and data warehouses.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Students use a structured approach using the Java programming language to design and program logic techniques such as iteration, initialization, conditional processing, accumulation and sequencing. Also considered are programming style and program efficiency. Logic techniques and data formats are illustrated using high level programming languages. This class utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on programming exercises. A working knowledge of the Windows PC including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming using the Java programming language and is structured for students who have completed a course in programming using a programming language other than Java. A working knowledge of the Windows PC, including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required. The prerequisite for this course is COP 1000 taken in a programming language other than Java. Departmental approval is required.
An introduction to the Python programming language to include control data structures, functions and web implementation.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and the C++ programming language. Students will create, document, run and debug programs using computer facilities on campus. Key topics include variables, classes, objects, selection, iteration, strings, arrays, pointers and functions. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to the C# programming language. Students will learn the basic features of the language, including selection, iteration, data types and scope. In addition, the course will cover the object-oriented aspects of the language including encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Students will design, build, test and debug computer applications that utilize classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism and interfaces. Lab fee required.
In this course the student will learn the more advanced features of the Java programming language and object-oriented programming. Advanced Java applications will be created that utilize graphical user interfaces, data structures, databases, multithreading, Internet communications and multimedia. Lab fee required.
Web Applications introduces students to the art of web development by using industry standard tools and scripts to construct commercial-grade web pages. The course will cover the software tools available to create and develop web pages as well as hands-on experience configuring a variety of software used on a website. Lab fee required.
Web Programming I will focus on the skills required for web application development using XHTML, client-side scripting and basic server-side scripts. This course will explore the syntax, semantics and limitations of page layout, Cascading Style Sheets and basic scripting. Implementation of server-side scripting will be covered as it pertains to form processing. Examples of tools, W3 standards and cross-browser compatibility will also be examined. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to design, program and publish a commercial-grade website. Lab fee required.
This course will teach the student how to build applications based on JavaScript technologies. Topics covered include working with Node.js, JSON, REST, NoSQL databases and popular JavaScript application frameworks. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to build a rich internet application based on front-end technologies.
Databases drive today's e-commerce websites. This course demonstrates how to leverage the power of a relational database through the use of SQL and server-side scripting. The student will explore server-side scripts in a variety of languages to provide dynamic website content. The course will demonstrate how to connect to data from standard ODBC-compliant databases and create database-driven websites. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to design, develop and publish a dynamic database-driven application suitable for use in business or e-commerce. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to modern web development with a client-side JavaScript framework, a service tier and a back-end database. The student constructs a sample web application and studies topics such as constructing forms, using CSS frameworks, source control and deployment.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. Lab fee required.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented via individual or group instruction. Generally, the student will work with a faculty member to explore a subject not covered in the standard curriculum.
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 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.
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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