Digital Arts and Communication

Program Description

The mission of the Digital Arts and Communication program is to prepare students for employment and advancement within digital media. Two concentrations are available: Graphic Design and Media Production. Fields include advertising, printing, video, photography, website design, motion graphics, podcasting, reporting, and recording. Students learn how to use industry-standard software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud. The program is available at the Main Campus in Lake Charles.

Accredited by ATMAE - The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

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Curriculum

Digital Arts and Communication – 500401-AAS
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
GART 1030 Photography I 1 2 3
GART 1040 Vector Graphics 1 2 3
Concentration Course (Orientation) 1 1 2
General Education 3 0 3
General Education 3 0 3
14
Semester 2
GART 1220 Advertising Theory 1 2 3
GART 1230 Design I 1 2 3
GART 1240 Raster Graphics I 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
General Education 3 0 3
15
Semester 3
GART 2110 Videography I 1 2 3
GART 2120 Animation 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
General Education 3 0 3
15
Semester 4
GART 2210 Web Site Design 1 2 3
GART 2500 Portfolio Preparation 0 1 1
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
General Education 3 0 3
16
Total Clock Hours 1350
Graphic Design Concentration Courses
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
GART 1010 Orientation to Graphic Communications 1 1 2
GART 1020 Graphic Illustration 1 2 3
GART 1210 Desktop Publishing 1 2 3
GART 2130 Design II 1 2 3
GART 2140 Raster Graphics II 1 2 3
GART Elective 1 2 3
GART Elective 1 2 3
Media Production Concentration Courses
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
GART 1015 Orientation to Media Communications 1 1 2
GART 1035 Sound Design 1 2 3
GART 1225 Journalism 1 2 3
GART 2125 New Media Publishing 1 2 3
GART 2145 Introduction to Broadcasting 1 2 3
GART 2230 Photography II 1 1 3
GART 2240 Videography II 1 2 3
Digital Arts and Communication-500401-Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
GART 1030 Photography I 1 2 3
GART 1040 Vector Graphics 1 2 3
GART 1220 Advertising Theory 1 2 3
GART 1230 Design I 1 2 3
GART 1240 Raster Graphics I 1 2 3
Concentration Course (Orientation) 1 1 2
CTS - Graphic Assistant (17) 17
GART 2110 Videography I 1 2 3
GART 2120 Animation 1 2 3
GART 2210 Website Design 1 2 3
GART 2500 Portfolio Preparation 0 1 1
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
Concentration Course 1 2 3
TD - Digital Arts and Communication (45) 28
Total Clock Hours 1125

Program Information

CIP Code: 500401

Program Type: Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 60 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Awards Per Highest Degree/Certificate Earned
Year AAS Level % AAS Level Diploma Level % Diploma Level CTS Level % CTS Level TCA Level % TCA Level Grand Total % Grand Total Enrollment
2018-2019 17 16.50% 1 0.97% 13 12.62% 18 17.48% 49 47.57% 103
2017-2018 16 17.98% 1 1.12% 16 17.98% 5 5.62% 38 42.70% 89
2016-2017 5 6.02% 0.00% 8 9.64% 22 26.51% 35 42.17% 83

Contact Information

Erik Jessen

erik.jessen@sowela.edu

(337) 337-421-6990

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