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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.

Career Preparation

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.

Update Skills

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.

Artistic Expression

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.

Lifelong Learning

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.

Graphic Design Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree

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.

Graphic Design Concentration

Certificate

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.

Graphic Design Gainful Employment Information

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)

Multi-media Artists

27-1014.00

Artists

27-1019.00

Graphic Designers

27-1024.00

CIPC Code 500409
Semester Units Required 32
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Estimated Total Fees $1,544
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,528
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2009-10* 24
On-Time Completion Count* 2
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* 8%
Median Loan Amount* 0
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Illustration Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree

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.

Illustration Concentration

Certificate

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.

Illustration Concentration Gainful Employment Information


Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Multi-media Artists
27-1014.00
Artists
27-1019.00
Graphic Designers
27-1024.00
CIPC Code 500409
Semester Units Required 32
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Est. Total Fees $1,544
Est.Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,528
Optional Dorm Fee: Est. Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Multimedia Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree

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 Concentration

Certificate

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.

Multimedia Concentration Gainful Employment Information


Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Multi-media Artists
27-1014.00
Artists
27-1019.00
CIPC Code 100304
Semester Units Required 32
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Est. Total Fees $1,544
Est.Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,528
Optional Dorm Fee: Est. Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Design Process: Generate design solutions integrating concept, content and form, and produce a workflow consisting of the many phases of the design process.
  • Critical Thinking: Critique and communicate elements and principles of design as applied to contemporary and historical design.
  • Output: Create designs for various delivery methods such as print, web and multimedia, utilizing the appropriate formats required.
  • Labor Market: Prove a command of industry standard software applications in preparation for the job market in the fields of design, illustration and/or multimedia.
  • Legal Issues: Demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of copyright, fair use, public domain and the use of appropriated images and content in design projects.

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  • Image Location: W 107
  • W 107
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Natalie Rishe Department Chair/Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • W 201F
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Andrew Armstrong Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Laura Bennett Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dana Bruce Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dana Bruce Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • N 111
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Karen Ciola Part-time Instructor, Distance Learning, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Angela Coughlin Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Judith Decker Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Matt Fertel Photographic Technician Specialist, Applied Art and Design

  • W 201 E
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Thomas Fillebrown Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • W 201 F
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Tom Fillebrown’s professional creative career spans 30 years in fine art and graphic design, including 13 years as Art Director for... More

Diem Flood Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Anthony Gill Photographic Technician Specialist, Applied Art Design

  • E 3A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kenneth Gutierrez Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Ric Hornor Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Mona Korby Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Betsey Leach Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Gregory Reason Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jeffrey Rochford Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Julia Ruess Part-time Instructor, Distance Learning, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Donald Satterlee Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Marcie Wacker Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

David Arnold Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

John Baca Laboratory Technician Art/Applied Art and Design/Photography, Nevada County Campus

  • N10 102
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Allyn Carman Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Richard Downs Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Cesar Lopez Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design

Laura Van Hook Part-time Instructor, Applied Art and Design / Photography

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