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Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog
Palo Alto College
  Aug 06, 2020
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Digital Art, A.A.

The Digital Art program provides quality instruction by offering training in industry standard digital media for students majoring in the Arts, leading to the Associate of Arts in Digital Art. It can also lead toward transfer to a four-year degree, BFA or other area of new media and technology arts. The associate degree requires completion of the outlined core curriculum but also offers local certificates, in Digital Art and Digital Photography, which do not require general education courses.

The digital art studio courses require skills development that includes outside work done in the department’s MacLab, which will vary with each student, to achieve course competencies. The program includes a gateway course, ARTS 1313 Foundations of Digital Art, which introduces the student to the media and serves as a pre-requisite for all other courses.

Students who intend to major in Digital Art should meet with their advisor in Fine and Performing Arts to determine their degree plan for Digital Art and to explore their options to apply their skills or transfer to a four-year institution.

Related Degrees and Certificates

Digital Art Local Certificate 

Digital Photography Local Certificate 


Associate of Arts in Digital Art (3058)

Communication (9 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Mathematics (3 Hours)

Natural Sciences (7 Hours)

Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 Hours)

Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Kinesiology/Dance (2 Hours)

Two hours required from the Kinesiology (90) Core   

Additional Requirements (15 Hours)

Transfer Degree Note:

Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.

Total Hours 60