Department of Art + Design - Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester Community and Technical College Art Department is dedicated to providing a dynamic academic environment for students to explore their creativity, develop their technical skills and learn about a diversity of art and cultures. Through its professional staff in studio arts, graphic design and art history, the Art Department offers a wide range of art courses.

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Rochester Community and Technical College - Rochester, Minnesota

Art + Design Department

We offer academic programs and certificates
that fit your educational needs.

Programs + Certificates

(AFA) Associate in Fine Arts Degree

AFA - Associate in Fine Arts Degree

ART
Associate in Fine Arts

I. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) General Education Requirements.............28 Credits
Goal 1: Written and Oral Communication......................................... 7 cr
ENGL 1117 - Reading & Writing Critically I, 4 cr
COMM 1114 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking, OR COMM 1130 - Interpersonal Communication, 3cr

Goal 2: Critical Thinking MAY BE MET BY ANY COURSE IN MNTC 1-10 GOALS

Goal 3: Natural Sciences............................................................... 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 3

Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning......................................... 3 cr
MATH 1111 - Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics, 3 cr
OR higher level mathematics course that meets MnTC Goal 4

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences..................... 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 5

Goal 6: The Humanities-the Arts, Literature and Philosophy.............. 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 6

MnTC General Education Requirements........................................... 9 cr
Any MnTC approved courses from the above areas. AFA degree require a minimum of 24 semester credits in general education and general education credits shall be selected from at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. One additional goal in Goal 7, 8, 9, or 10 must be completed (two credit minimum).

II. Program-related Requirements.........................................................20 Credits
ART 1111 - Art History Survey I, 3 cr
ART 1112 - Art History Survey II, 3 cr
ART 1121 - 2D Design, 3 cr
ART 1123 - 3D Design, 3 cr
ART 1134 - Drawing I, 3 cr
ART 2281 - Art Portfolio, 2 cr
ART 2292 - Directed Studio, 3 cr

II. Electives........................................................................................12 Credits
ART 1120 - Computer as Creative Media, 3 cr
ART 1124 - Graphic Design I, 3 cr
ART 1130 - Digital Art I, 3 cr
ART 1144 - Painting I, 3 cr
ART 1164 - Ceramics I, 3 cr
ART 1184 - Photography I, 3 cr
ART 2234 - Drawing II, 3 cr
ART 2264 - Ceramics II, 3 cr
Any 2000 Level ART course for transfer as elective credit, 3 cr

TOTAL.......................................................................................................60 Credits
An articulation agreement has been established between RCTC and Mankato State University. Online studio courses may not transfer, please refer to the articulation agreement. Other colleges may have different transfer requirements.

Revised: 03/13/2013

For information, contact the Welcome Center at 507.285.7557
or email getinfo@rctc.roch.edu


(AS) Associate of Science Degrees

Graphic Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Associate in Science Degree

I. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) General Education Requirements.....30 Credits
Goal 1: Written and Oral Communication ...................................... 7 cr
ENGL 1117 - Reading & Writing Critically I, 4 cr
COMM 1114 - Fundamentals of Speech, OR COMM 1130 - Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr

Goal 2: Critical Thinking MAY BE MET BY ANY COURSE IN MNTC 1-10 GOALS

Goal 3: Natural Sciences ............................................................ 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 3

Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning ..................................... 3 cr
MATH 1111 - Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics, 3 cr
OR higher level mathematics course that meets MnTC Goal 4

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences ................. 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 5

Goal 6: The Humanities-the Arts, Literature and Philosophy.............. 12 cr
ART 1111 - Art History Survey I, 3 cr
ART 1112 - Art History Survey II, 3 cr
ART 1121 - 2D Design, 3 cr
ART 1134 - Drawing I, 3 cr

MNTC General Education Requirements........................................... 2 cr
Credits from courses meeting MnTC competencies in Goal Areas 1-10

II. Professionally-related Requirements and Electives...................................30 Credits
Required:
ART 1124 - Graphic Design I, 3 cr
ART 1130 - Digital Art I, 3 cr
ART 1223 - Typography I, 3 cr
ART 1232 - Web Design I, 3 cr
ART 2224 - Graphic Design II, 3 cr
ART 2230 - Digital Arts II, 3 cr
ART 2240 - Motion Graphics I, 3 cr
ART 2292 - Directed Studio, 3 cr

Electives - Pick 2 of the following:
ART 1120 - Computer as Creative Media, 3 cr
ART 1131 - Presentation Graphics, 3 cr
ART 1184 - Photography I, 3 cr
ART 1233 - Web Design II, 3 cr
ART 2217 - Art and Design Projects, 3 cr
ART 2237 - Animation and 3D Modeling, 3 cr

TOTAL.......................................................................................................60 Credits

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Graphic Design A.S. Degree Program is to provide the first two years of experience for transfer to any higher education institution for careers in Graphic Design. There are many opportunities in Graphic Design careers such as designing logos, posters, packaging, and promotional materials; working on layout for magazines, books, and publications; and creating advertisements.

An Articulation Agreement has been established between Rochester Community and Technical College and Minnesota State University, Moorhead. As a result, students will be able to transfer the Graphic Design Program as a package.

Revised: 04/26/2012

For information, contact the Welcome Center at 507.285.7557
or email getinfo@rctc.roch.edu

Interaction Design (Web Design)

INTERACTION DESIGN
Associate in Science Degree *

* Note: This degree is also available totally as an "online" option

I. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum General Education Requirements..... 30 Credits
Goal 1: Written and Oral Communication...................................... 7 cr
ENGL 1117 - Reading & Writing Critically I, 4 cr
COMM 1114 - Fundamentals of Speech, OR COMM 1130 - Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr

Goal 2: Critical Thinking MAY BE MET BY ANY COURSE IN MNTC 1-10 GOALS

Goal 3: Natural Sciences ............................................................ 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 3

Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning ..................................... 3 cr
MATH 1111 - Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics, 3 cr
or higher level mathematics course that meets MnTC Goal 4

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences ................. 3 cr
Credits from MnTC Goal 5

Goal 6: The Humanities-the Arts, Literature and Philosophy................. 3 cr
ART 1110 - Art Appreciation, 3 cr

MNTC General Education Requirements........................................... 11 cr
Credits chosen from courses meeting MnTC Competencies in Goal Areas 1-10

II. Professionally-related Requirements and Electives...................................30 Credits
Required:
ART 1120 - Computer as Creative Media, 3 cr
ART 1124 - Graphic Design I, 3 cr
ART 1130 - Digital Art I, 3 cr
ART 1232 - Web Design I, 3 cr
ART 1233 - Web Design II, 3 cr
ART 2240 - Motion Graphics I, 3 cr
ART 2241 - Motion Graphics II, 3 cr

Electives - Pick three of the following:
ART 1121 - 2D Design, 3 cr
ART 1131 - Presentation Graphics, 3 cr
ART 1184 - Photography I, 3 cr
ART 2217 - Art and Design Projects, 3 cr
ART 2230 - Digital Arts II, 3 cr
ART 2237 - Animation and 3D Modeling, 3 cr
COMP 1731 - Web Application Development, 3 cr
COMP 1741 - Client-Side Scripting, 3 cr

This class is not offered online

TOTAL.......................................................................................................60 Credits

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Interaction Design A.S. Degree Program is to provide the first two years of experience for transfer to any higher education institution for careers in Interaction or Web Design. There are many opportunities in Interaction or Web Design careers such as designing the look-and-feel of web sites, developing web sites, creating web content for mobile devices, conducting usability and accessibility studies of web sites, and creating content for delivery over the web.

An Articulation Agreement has been established between Rochester Community and Technical College and Minnesota State University, Moorhead. As a result, students will be able to transfer the Interaction Design Program as a package. Students will enter the transfer program at earning full credit for RCTC's two-year degree program.

All of the classes in this degree are offered online; many of the classes are offered in a face-to-face classroom. Students may choose to take the class in either format.

Revised: 03/13/2013

For information, contact the Welcome Center at 507.285.7557
or email getinfo@rctc.roch.edu


(Cert) Certificates

Digital Arts

DIGITAL ART
Certificate

I. Core Requirements.................................................................................. 24 Credits
ART 1120 - Computer as Creative Media, 3 cr
ART 1121 - 2D Design, 3 cr
ART 1124 - Graphic Design I, 3 cr
ART 1130 - Digital Art I, 3 cr
ART 1131 - Presentation Graphics, 3 cr
ART 1223 - Typography I, 3 cr
ART 2224 - Graphic Design II, 3 cr
ART 2230 - Digital Arts II, 3 cr

TOTAL.......................................................................................................24 Credits

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Digital Arts Certificate Program is to introduce students to the perceptual, conceptual, and technical skills needed for a digital artist. Students explore drawing, using the computer as an artistic medium, the issues of image creation both in 2D and 3D.

This certificate provides students who already have a degree a topic of study as a designer. This certificate is also a great access point to begin the Graphic Design Associate of Science (two-year) Degree Program.

Revised: 03/30/2011

For information, contact the Welcome Center at 507.285.7557
or email getinfo@rctc.roch.edu

Mobile Application Development


MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Certificate

I. Core Requirements.................................................................................. 24 Credits
ART 1124 - Graphic Design I, 3 cr
ART 1232 - Web Design I, 3 cr
ART 1233 - Web Design II, 3 cr
BUS 2144 - Introduction to E-Business, 3 cr
COMP 1731 - Web Application Development, 3 cr
COMP 1741 - Client-Side Scripting, 3 cr
COMP 1751 - Mobile Application Development, 3 cr
ENGL 1109 - Introduction to Technical Communication, 3 cr

TOTAL.......................................................................................................24 Credits

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Mobile Application Development Certificate is to introduce students to specialized knowledge of applications for the web and mobile devices. Students will explore web and native language frameworks that are most commonly used in developing applications for mobile devices. Students explore: Interactive design for the web; web and mobile programming; technical and E-business communications practices.

This certificate provides students who already have a degree topic of study as an interaction designer, developer, or programmer.

Implementation: Spring 2013

For information, contact the Welcome Center at 507.285.7557
or email getinfo@rctc.roch.edu

Motion Graphics

MOTION GRAPHICS
Certificate *

* Note: This certificate is also available totally as an "online" option

I. Core Requirements.................................................................................. 24 Credits
ART 1120 - Computer as Creative Media, 3 cr
ART 1124 - Graphic Design I, 3 cr
ART 1130 - Digital Art I, 3 cr
ART 1232 - Web Design I, 3 cr
ART 1233 - Web Design II, 3 cr
ART 2237 - Animation and 3D Modeling, 3 cr
ART 2240 - Motion Graphics I, 3 cr
ART 2241 - Motion Graphics II, 3 cr

TOTAL.......................................................................................................24 Credits

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Motion Graphics Certificate Program is to introduce students to the concepts and techniques needed for a motion graphic designer. Students explore image creation, designing for the web, and animation and motion graphics.

This certificate provides students who already have a degree a topic of study as a designer. This certificate is also a great access point to begin the Interaction Design Associate of Science (two-year) Degree Program.

All of the classes in this certificate are offered online; many of the classes are offered in a face-to-face classroom. Students may choose to take the class in either format.

Revised: 06/29/2010

For information, contact the Welcome Center at 507.285.7557
or email getinfo@rctc.roch.edu

Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY
Certificate

I. Professional Core Requirements.................................................................................. 26 Credits
ART 1121 - 2D Design, 3 cr
ART 1184 - Photography I, 3 cr
ART 1284 - Darkroom Photography, 3 cr
ART 2280 - Photography II, 3 cr
ART 2286 - Photo Lighting Techniques, 3 cr
ART 2281 - Art Portfolio, 2 cr
ART 2292 - Directed Studio, 2 cr

Art History Requirement (Student must choose 1 of the following courses):
ART 1110 - Art Appreciation, 3 cr
ART 1111 - Art History Survey I, 3 cr
ART 1112 - Art History Survey II, 3 cr

Elective (Student must choose 1 of the following courses):
BUS 2144 - Introduction to E-Business, 3 cr
BUS 2201 - Principles of Marketing, 3 cr
BUS 2240 - Project Management, 3 cr
COMM 1114 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking, 3 cr

TOTAL....................................................................................................... 26 Credits

PURPOSE: The Photography Certificate is a two-year sequence of Art courses that emphasizes artistic expression and builds technical, visual, interpretive and analytical skills and knowledge in Art with an emphasis in photography. This certificate acknowledges successful completion of courses that cover both basic and creative aspects of camera, black and white and color darkroom, alternative photographic processes, lighting, digital imaging, presentation and portfolio development. To complete a certificate, a portfolio of photographic work and a supporting paper will further validate quality and interpretive skills.

Revised: 01/12/12

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Department Info

Division Coordinator
Jeffery Jacobsen

Webmaster
Anthony Rostvold

Last Update
November 18, 2014

Contact Info

Address
Rochester Community and Technical College
Art + Design Department: Box 28
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone
507.285.7557

Email
getinfo@rctc.roch.edu