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Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - Illustration (DIILO)

Location(s): Elkhorn Valley Campus, Online

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Creative Arts and Design

Students visually solve problems through the use of traditional and digital media as well as introductory animation skills to create visuals in support of a communication idea, mood, and/or concept.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.5

Recommended Curriculum Plan


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Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Illustration (DIILO)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall or spring quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of design and production vocabulary. 
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental two and three-dimensional drawing and design skills. 
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in computer software. 
  4. Research, conceptualize, and create unique visual solutions for design, with emphasis on individual expression. 
  5. Prepared for employment with professional presentation of their work and self. 
  6. Develop workable solutions to design problems. 
  7. Qualified for employment at an entry-level position in the design industry. 
  8. In chosen concentration area, demonstrate proficiency in basic design skills such as typography, layout, hierarchy, readability, and communication. 

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