Functional art can be found everywhere, created by individuals with an eye for imagination and utility. Applied Art and Design can help you discover a way to use your artistic sensibilities in a practical way. Photography, design and computer graphics are just a few options available to you. Develop a portfolio, learn the trade in an internship setting, or transfer to a university. With plenty of imagination and opportunities, you can make your own career while making the most of your creative talents.
Applied Art and Design is an academic discipline which focuses on the principals and practical applications of art, design, photography, computer graphics, imaging and animation. Study of the foundations of design, creative problem solving, portfolio development, and internship experiences, all prepare students for transfer programs and career opportunities.
Within the A.A./A.S. degree or certificate options, students may concentrate in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia. Students who successfully complete the Applied Art and Design major can expect to find entry level employment in such areas as digital illustration, graphic design for print and internet, multimedia, animation, photographic retouching, and pre-press operation.
A.A. and A.S. degrees as well as certificates can be earned in the Applied Art and Design field. The certificate programs do not satisfy A.A./A.S. degree requirements but do qualify students for certificates in the field of study.
Applied Art and Design prepares students for continuing study at four-year colleges or entry level jobs in such fields as graphic design, Web design, book illustration and design, packaging design, newspaper layout and design, advertising, computer game design, interactive training and animation.
Training is provided for working professionals needing to update skills in the rapidly changing field of digital media. Full semester-length courses as well as short-term intensive courses of study are available in both day and evening sections. Intensive workshop style courses are occasionally offered on current topics of interest to design professionals.
Applied Art and Design offers opportunities for the exploration of digital media as an avenue of artistic expression. Courses in digital photography and painting, as well as video editing, interactive media and animation all provide venues for personal creative expression. A number of courses are cross-listed with both the Art and Photography programs at Sierra College.
Applied Art and Design welcomes students in their pursuit of lifelong learning. No specific career or artistic goals are needed to enjoy the challenge of learning to work in the field of digital media. The programs offers opportunities to learn to use increasingly common digital cameras, DV video recorders, scanners and printers for purely personal enjoyment and use.
The first step to a successful website is catching the eye of the customer. In this concentration, you will learn all about graphic design, Web design, desktop publishing and packaging design. With this degree program, you can get started right away in an entry-level position, or transfer to a university and further your education.
For the student interested in graphic design and wanting to get started as soon as possible, we have a certificate program. You’ll learn everything available in the degree program, all while getting certification to start your career. If you’re ready for the challenges of keeping the attention of internet consumers through bold, clever designs, then this is the program for you.
Learn to master digital illustration and apply your skills in this concentration. Whether you plan to illustrate books and cards, or work in advertising, this degree will prepare you for it. If you want to further your skills, this program will also get you ready for transfer to a university.
If you already know you want to become an illustrator and don’t want to spend a long time getting the qualifications, this is the option for you. The certificate in Illustration will qualify you for an entry-level position as a digital illustrator in graphic design, advertising, and book and card illustration. Make the most of your time and get started on a career right away.
There is a world of cutting-edge applied arts in the field of multimedia. Images, videos, web design, and many other media types are in need of a creative touch. You’ll be able to start as an entry-level computer game designer, interface designer, animator, or online web designers. This degree will also ready you for transfer to a university, if you wish to truly master multimedia design.
Multimedia careers are opening up all over the market. Similar to the Multimedia degree program, we will teach you a wide variety of media to work with, from animation to interface design. If you want to become certified and get a jumpstart on a long-lasting career that allows you to show off your artistic talent, this is the perfect way to do it.
Tom Fillebrown’s professional creative career spans 30 years in fine art and graphic design, including 13 years as Art Director for... More