Digital Media

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) – HEGIS Code 5199
The Digital Media program is designed to provide students with the skills to work as designers and developers in a diverse and evolving industry that includes graphic design, web design, animation, video and visual effects, and game design. The program utilizes the most current digital media technologies which enable students to create and enhance personal portfolios at the culmination of the degree, which will emphasize their strengths, skills, and potential. Credits can be transferred to the Digital Media Concentration bachelor’s program.

 

"Every day, I try to make my class both interesting and fun. My goal is to show how something that seems challenging can be broken down into smaller, easier to understand, and simpler steps. Through this process I will sometimes spontaneously thread in humor to assist in making the students comfortable."

Marc Hess Marc Hess, MS, BA
Associate Professor
Chairperson, Digital Media

(Certifications: Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Certified Associate, Macromedia Flash 5 Developer, Flash MX Designer, Dreamweaver MX Developer, CIW Foundations, CIW Site Designer)



    Graduates of the Associate Digital Media program should be able to:
  • Demonstrate effective use of industry terminology and practices.
  • Employ a competent and critical use of industry tools and practices to implement well-designed and creative professional projects from idea through completion.
  • Employ a well-defined foundation of traditional and contemporary design theories and practices.
  • Exhibit a professional work ethic and the practices essential to perform in the creative industries.
  • Effectively analyze, interpret and translate client desires and communications into professional dynamic solutions.


Course No.   Semester
Credits
DMD101 Visual Storytelling » 3

This course is an introduction to digital media concepts and includes discussions of digital media design and development. The course will review current and emerging trends in digital media technologies, career opportunities, and resources. Students will be exposed to a variety of different media applications used in the industry, while learning the value of telling a story through studying design and storytelling in both principle and practice. Various media will be used to render stories from concept to completion, including photography, illustration, computer graphics, storyboarding, and collage.

Number: DMD101
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course combines concepts and practical skills in the field of illustration. Students will examine principles of design, contrast and color control, layer design and masks. Students will plan, execute and layout professional level projects using a full range of digital technology.

Number: DMD105
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course combines concepts and practical skills in the field of digital imaging. Students will explore photo manipulation techniques, color layout and design for web pages, interface design and printed media. Students will plan, execute and layout professional level projects using a full range of digital technology.

Number: DMD107
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course is an introduction to the software engineering design process; which is to identify the problem, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the best possible solution(s), code prototypes and/or models, test and evaluate, communicate the solutions, and redesign. Students will develop these basic skills through the use of a graphical programming language, allowing them to build a foundation and understanding of this process before moving on to the syntax and semantics of a particular high-end programming language in future courses. Developed at M.I.T., Scratch takes advantage of advances in computing power and interface design to make programming more engaging and accessible for those who are learning to program.

Number: DMD175
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

HTML5 is the newest major revision of the HTML web language standard, offering flexibility, ease-of-coding, and powerful new features. This course covers using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and JavaScript to produce powerful interactive Web content. JavaScript is an essential language for some of the features of HTML5, and students will learn the basic use of JavaScript, JQuery and the new HTML5 JavaScript APIs. This course may also touch on CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets), which offers more sophisticated properties and elegant solutions for styling and animating elements.
Prerequisite: DMD175 or permission to waive

Number: DMD227
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course will focus on the design and development of a final digital media portfolio project. It will include coverage of project management skills, digital media design, development and delivery. Students will use their project management skills, interactive design concepts and workflow strategies to produce their final portfolio. Students will brainstorm, storyboard, outline, and collect created artwork for the development of their personal portfolio, which will demonstrate all of their acquired skills as well as quality, relevance and successful completion of their major.
Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD265
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course allows students to explore a variety of industries of interest to them. The structure of the organizations, competitive activity, consumer attitudes as well as the job functions needed to make each successful will be examined. Students will engage in group discussions regarding the importance of the industry to the consumer and the economy. Students will complete this introductory course with a broad knowledge that can be streamlined to a specific industry in courses that follow.

Number: BUS103
Credits: 3.00
Type: Business Administration

This course surveys the general nature of marketing concepts, process, organization and buyer behavior. It also examines the basic decision areas of product, distribution, promotion, pricing and society’s interaction with the dynamics of marketing.

Number: BUS112
Credits: 3.00
Type: Business Administration

In this course, students will examine the concepts and applications of Microsoft Word & PowerPoint. Students will use the technology tools to create business documents, marketing materials, and develop effective business presentations which will prepare students for today’s information based business environment.
Prerequisite: OFT115 or DMD101, or NET111 or permission to waive

Number: OFT122
Credits: 3.00
Type: Office Technologies

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This course introduces Excel spreadsheet concepts using software in the Windows environment. Topics to be covered include: creating the Excel worksheet, formulas, functions, enhancing spreadsheets with graphs and charts, analyzing spreadsheet data (what–if analysis) and working with large worksheets.
Prerequisite:OFT115 or DMD101 or NET111

Number: OFT127
Credits: 3.00
Type: Office Technologies

  Total Digital Media Credits 27

This course will introduce students to the value of change, personal growth and transformation. Students will engage in activities designed to stimulate reflective thinking, create a positive personal outlook and foster “behaviors of success.”

Number: ACE110
Credits: 3.00
Type: Academic Enrichment

In this course, students develop their reading comprehension and written communication skills. Different styles of writing are examined as students develop writing proficiency through practice in planning, outlining and editing. In addition to regular class meeting times, students are required to participate in a ten week Writing Lab component which counts as ten percent of the grade for English Composition. For the Day College, the Writing Lab is graded as a Pass or Fail.
Prerequisite: Proficiency Examination and/or ACE108.

Number: GEN125
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course builds on skills developed in English Composition I by presenting additional writing styles and helping students further refine their writing skills. Research skills and MLA documentation are also introduced. In addition to regular class meeting times, students are required to participate in a ten week Writing Lab component which counts as ten percent of the grade for English Composition. For the Day College, the Writing Lab is graded as a Pass or Fail. Note: Writing Lab is not required in the adult division or for fully online programs. Prerequisite: GEN125 or permission to waive

Number: GEN127
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

Communication skills require good speech habits. Therefore, this course covers organization of thoughts, voice control, diction and presentation of ideas to a variety of audiences. The art of listening is also studied. Emphasis will be placed on a series of oral presentations in order to acquire and reinforce these skills.

Number: GEN129
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This is a studio class covering design in principle and practice. Students will learn-by-doing; developing artistic skills needed for success in today’s computer age. Various media will be used to render still life, emulations, and the human figure. The use of perspective, proportion, shading, highlighting, and color will be examined and developed through studio work.

Number: GEN129
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

Designers are often called upon to create installations, exhibitions, booths, kiosks, displays, and other small environments. Students will use traditional media (drawing, sculpting, model making), to construct small installations, miniatures, and scale models using digital media to their comprehension of 3D space, light, materials and texture. Students will discover the power and effect of color on an audience. Spatial theory and color theory are introduced in a hands-on environment allowing students to discover their own design process while finding new relationships in the physical. This course will touch on topics from other multidimensional disciplines such as architecture, exhibition design, industrial design and interior design.

Number: GEN195
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course is designed to provide a culminating experience in business communications and professional development. Covered in this course is advanced English usage essential to written business document creation and oral presentations. Using individual participation and demonstration methods, students will be trained in interviewing techniques and in developing professional demeanors vital to career success. This course does not satisfy the General Education requirement for AOS degrees.
Prerequisite: GEN127 or permission to waive.

Number: GEN224
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

  3
  General Education Electives (1) 3
  Total General Education Credits 3
  Semester
Credits
  Digital Media Electives  
  Digital Media Electives (5) 15
  Total Digital Media Elective Credits 15
     
  Electives: (6 required) Five of the six must be in Digital Media (DMD) courses. Selection may be either from one of the recommended offerings or a combination of all courses listed below. Not all courses are offered in all divisions. Some electives are offered only on sufficient demand.  
     
Course No. Offerings in Web & Interactive Design: Semester
Credits
DMD160 Web Page Development I (Dreamweaver) » 3

This course will concentrate on both Dreamweaver and the hypertext markup language, HTML. Students will learn to incorporate images and format text in a desirable, aesthetic fashion. Students will also learn design concepts such as creating form elements, building lists and hot links, as well as building tables and frames. This course will stress the proper use of design techniques and tactics learned in prerequisite courses to formulate exciting, cohesive websites designed to be both user friendly and attractive.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD160
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

Flash is the standard for interactive vector graphics and animation on the World Wide Web. Students will use Flash to create resizable and extremely compact, low bandwidth navigation interfaces and animations as well as other effects used in today’s web design.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD165
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course will bring the student further into the dynamic capabilities of Flash, and focus on special issues for designers, animators, and programmers creating various projects, including web design and production, animation, and games. Topics will explore a wide range of essential digital media elements involving sound, animation, special effects, and interactivity, which include movie clips, layers and levels, properties, variables, methods, and functions.
Prerequisite: DMD165 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD225
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course will build on the skills learned through the prerequisite while covering some of the advanced features of Dreamweaver. Topics will focus on defining behaviors, editing graphics in Fireworks, creating templates, developing libraries, defining and utilizing plug-ins and exploring the use of back-end databases.
Prerequisite: DMD160 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD230
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

     

Flash is the standard for interactive vector graphics and animation on the World Wide Web. Students will use Flash to create resizable and extremely compact, low bandwidth navigation interfaces and animations as well as other effects used in today’s web design.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD165
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course will introduce the student to basic game theory, including game play and strategy. The historical development of the video game industry will be examined, as well as the overall processes involved in developing a video game through the study and development of analog games; including concept development, documentation and play-testing.
Prerequisite: DMD101 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD131
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

Having successfully completed the prerequisites, students will work towards applying their paper concept to the computer in producing a stand-alone game prototype that demonstrates the principles of game design acquired in preceding courses. Working as individuals and/or in groups, students will storyboard, create and manage game assets, and script the interactive elements in preparation to complete a basic working prototype.
Prerequisites: DMD131 and DMD165 and a departmental Algebra exam. Competency or permission to waive. May be taken concurrently with DMD165.

Number: DMD141
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

As a continuation of the prerequisite, students will further learn development techniques and scripting concepts to enable successful completion of a stand-alone game prototype that was designed in preceding courses.
Prerequisite: DMD141 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD241
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

     

This course will cover digital video editing and basic digital sound editing. Graphic manipulation, masking, and sequencing will be covered. Special effects such as filters, transparency keys and tweening will also be covered. Students will storyboard, edit and develop project management skills through the production process.

Number: DMD113
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course focuses on basic modeling and animation techniques. Students will build on the skills that they have acquired from the prerequisite courses by using their knowledge to create 3D artwork. Students will learn fundamentals of modeling, animation, shading and rendering by manipulating vector objects through space and using lighting effects and surface textures. Students will work individually with current 3D modeling and animation software to create technically and artistically accomplished animations to add to their portfolio.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD121
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

After Effects is the desktop standard for compositing and creating 2D/3D animation and stunning special effects for film, video, multimedia and the Web. Students will create motion graphics in a timeline environment and blend together video, still imagery, audio, text, and time based effects. Some of the topics to be discussed include digital compression, output formats, color correction and manipulation, title design, key framing, masks, layers and mattes.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or DMD113 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD123
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

Flash is the standard for interactive vector graphics and animation on the World Wide Web. Students will use Flash to create resizable and extremely compact, low bandwidth navigation interfaces and animations as well as other effects used in today’s web design.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD165
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

     

This course concentrates on graphic design process, research and concept development. Typography, layout, design quality, and construction for the commercial market will be covered. Topics include page layout, fundamentals of type, importing, creating graphics, fonts, color, styles, generating and placing text, and object linking and embedding.

Number: DMD150
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course will cover the basics of graphic design. The topics covered will include image and page composition, layout, text, and color theory. Projects will include ad design, corporate identity, newsletter/paper and magazine layout. Students should have taken Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign before taking this class.
Prerequisite: DMD105, DMD107, and DMD150 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD250
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course will concentrate on both Dreamweaver and the hypertext markup language, HTML. Students will learn to incorporate images and format text in a desirable, aesthetic fashion. Students will also learn design concepts such as creating form elements, building lists and hot links, as well as building tables and frames. This course will stress the proper use of design techniques and tactics learned in prerequisite courses to formulate exciting, cohesive websites designed to be both user friendly and attractive.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD160
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

Course No.   Semester
Credits
GEN131 Critical Thinking » 3

This course is intended to sharpen a student’s ability to think clearly, consistently, critically and creatively. The course considers principles of sound judgment, both deductive and inductive, separating fact from opinion; analyzing arguments and testing hypotheses.

Number: GEN131
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course is designed to develop the literacy required to deal with technology and science-related issues in today’s society. Basic concepts underlying matter, energy, and life are examined, and students develop analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills needed to address these topics.

Number: GEN145
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course will provide complimentary sessions to Basics of Math in fundamental mathematics. A thorough review of ratios, percentages, proportions, descriptive statistics, word problems, and an introduction to algebra will be covered. The course provides a sound understanding in basic math concepts that is necessary for future math courses.
Prerequisite: Proficiency exam and/or ACE106.

Number: GEN147
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

Topics include the fundamentals of algebra including the rules of numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, inequalities, graphs and linear equations. Emphasis will be placed on word problems and business applications.
Prerequisite: Proficiency exam and/or ACE106 or permission to waive.

Number: GEN151
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course offers an introduction to basic statistical theory and application. Topics to be discussed in detail include: sampling procedures; finding mean, median and mode; finding the variance and standard deviation; graphing histograms and bell curves. This course also illustrates how statistics are used in the business world as well as in the media and the benefits and drawbacks of statistical information.
Prerequisite: Proficiency exam and/or ACE106 or permission to waive.

Number: GEN157
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course takes a realistic approach based on the principles of general psychology and is designed to assist the student in coping with life situations. Included are theories of personality, emotions, character, motivation, environmental influences and the development of students.

Number: GEN161
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

Global issues such as world hunger, human rights and nuclear war, as well as American issues concerning inequalities of wealth, civil rights, crime and the role of government are examined in this course. In addition to gaining an understanding of the social, political and economic dimensions of these issues, students will also consider the underlying values and ethics.

Number: GEN167
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

A study of the institutions of American government and the forces that shape governmental action, with emphasis on the role of the presidency, the Congress, federal/state relations and the two party system. Special consideration is given to the growing concentration of power in American society, in public as well as private sectors.

Number: GEN171
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course is an in-depth examination of national and international governments and politics. The course emphasizes the comparative study of political institutions, ideologies, political cultures, participation, and party systems in the United States and selected nations of the world. Patterns of political change and global interactions with reference to current issues will be studied.

Number: GEN179
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

The basic principles of microeconomics; individual and social choice, specialization and trade, supply and demand and prices are discussed. The study of scarcity and choice and marginal concepts are examined and an understanding of command and market economics, private property and factors of production is provided.

Number: GEN181
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course covers the basic principles of macroeconomics: money, spending, output and income. Examined are the circular flow of income and spending, money and the banking systems, including the Gross National Product and various price indexes. The problems of unemployment, inflation and the national debt are examined.

Number: GEN183
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course is a survey of the architecture, sculpture, painting and other works of art of the last five centuries from Late Gothic to Post-Modernism. Individuals and genres that have most deeply influenced contemporary aesthetic tastes and design will be studied. Aspects such as proportion, composition, and focal point will be examined through studying some of history’s greatest works of art. The effect of culture on the composition of art will be considered in an effort to determine how patrons and the society at large influence the artist’s rendering, and how those who view various art works see them as a reflection of their own societies and cultures.

Number: GEN191
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course examines the human dynamics in organizations, focusing on individuals and small groups within them. Students will learn a wide range of interpersonal skills needed to succeed in most business occupations. In addition, students will learn how to identify group goals, understand the different needs of group members, accomplish group tasks and effectively communicate within groups.

Number: GEN241
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course will introduce the student to the moral principles and standards that guide behavior in today’s complex society and business. The definition and application of moral philosophies are used to explore ethical decision-making using a case study approach. Economic, legal and social dimensions are explored along with interpersonal relationships and the development of morality within individual thinking.

Number: GEN250
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course is a survey of research methods focusing on the fundamentals of research design, including data collection and data analysis. Topics include scientific writing using APA style, evaluation of research literature, and ethical issues in research. Practice is provided in asking research questions, formulating research hypotheses, designing and conducting a simulated research study, and presenting results.
Prerequisites: Sophomore Status, and Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and GEN157 Statistics OR Permission of Chairperson of student’s program.

Number: GEN290
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

The Associate Degree Program Internship is designed to give students hands-on-experience in a business environment and to assist students transitioning from college to the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on developing positive workplace habits, attitudes, and behaviors, which will enable associate level students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and to meet employer expectations upon graduation.
Prerequisite: Prior approval by the Department Chairperson is required before registration.

Number: GEN301
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course will have students study the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in order to understand the relationship between humans and the natural world – a relationship that underlies current environmental problems. How human-caused changes are affecting our natural world and what solutions can be discovered and put into action are considered.
Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN310
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course features significant themes in American culture and media focusing on the impact of issues such as diversity and gender on work, family life, entertainment, sports and the environment. Students will also examine issues of power related to gender, race, and class and the economic and cultural implications of mass media representation and consumption. Materials for discussion and analysis will be drawn from essays, newspapers, television, advertising, and music. Case studies, class discussions and written essays will be used to develop the topics.
Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN324
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course focuses on the adult years as a complex and extraordinarily variable process, rather than as an orderly sequence of predictable stages. Through experiential, interactive processes, this course will explore various theories and philosophies of adult physical, cognitive, and personality development. Attention will also be given to the larger social contexts and the adult’s experience as worker and learner.
Prerequisite: Sophmore Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN330
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This writing seminar is designed for BBA majors. Its focus will be on the importance of analysis and interpretation in business and professional writing process. Business students will learn how to write thoughtful, expressive and welldeveloped documents for colleagues or management.
Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN342
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course will examine how communication can be used to effectively resolve conflicts between people, organizations and cultures. Conflicts resulting from differences in gender and ethnicity in the contexts of work and personal relationships will also be emphasized. The course will have an interdisciplinary emphasis through the use of cases from history, psychology, sociology, and current events.
Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN363
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

This course will introduce the concepts of consumer behavior and decision making. It provides empirical evidence of convergence and divergence in consumer behavior and covers various psychological and sociological aspects of human behavior used for explaining consumer purchasing decisions. It will explore the concept of culture and introduce various models of culture, as well as the affects they have on consumer behavior. Finally, the course will discuss and review how consumer buying behavior and its cultural variations differ across the world.
Prerequisite: BUS112

Number: GEN370
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education

Course No.   Semester
Credits
CIS267 Web Programming and Scripting » 3

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to programming web-based applications using PHP and MySQL. These applications process data submitted from Web forms and access back-end databases to dynamically generate Web pages. PHP, which stands for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor” is a widely-used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Students will learn how to design, code and implement dynamic web sites. This course will move the student from an understanding of HTML to the development of powerful web applications that can be deployed over the Internet.
Prerequisite: DMD175, DMD160, or permission to waive.

Number: CIS267
Credits: 3.00
Type: Computer Information Systems

This course will expand on the 3-dimensional modeling and animation techniques covered in the prerequisite. Using ”Maya”, one of the most widely used software applications by professionals, students will also have the opportunity to further develop their skills with modeling, materials, textures, and lighting, while gaining an introduction to particle systems.
Prerequisite: DMD121 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD205
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

Typography is an essential aspect of all digital media fields including, but not limited to graphic design, animation, and game design. This course combines concepts and practical skills in the field of design. Students will explore typographic structures, terminology and various methods for using type as a tool for visual communication. Grid-based design and the fundamentals of layout will be examined through hands-on projects. Students will plan, execute and layout professional level projects using a full range of both digital technology and traditional media
Prerequisite: Junior level standing and for non DM majors, approval from DM Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD300
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

The Associate Degree Program Internship is designed to give students hands-on-experience in a business environment and to assist students transitioning from college to the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on developing positive workplace habits, attitudes, and behaviors, which will enable associate level students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and to meet employer expectations upon graduation.
Prerequisite: Prior approval by the Department Chairperson is required before registration.

Number: DMD301
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

The course will cover user interface design principles, task and user analysis, interface design methods, user interface evaluation and usability testing. The course offers strategies to design which bridge the gap between functionality and usability and introduces students to some of the unique challenges of designing within the realm of a digital, interactive medium. The course examines ways in which the features and functions of a product get translated into something people find usable, useful, and desirable.
Prerequisite: Junior level standing and for non DM majors, approval from DM Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD310
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course explores the use of digital media to research, strategize, plan, design, critique and present online marketing materials through social media outlets for a variety of industries, businesses, products, services, and target markets. Students will learn the key industry tools and how to integrate their visual communication skills with social media channels to develop their own product promotions and to solve specific problems. The course will emphasize the fields of visual hierarchy, typography, gestalt principles, and color theory. Specific areas of focus will include: researching competitor markets; developing creativity and brainstorming ideas; defining a company’s brand; developing a marketing message; defining target market demographics; color psychology, meaning and symbolism; designing and creating marketing presentations; and critiquing in both individual and group settings.
Prerequisite: Junior level standing and for non DM majors, approval from DM Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD320
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

Students will examine the production, design and theory of online magazines, documents, Wikis and blogging. Student will use WordPress to develop an online magazine or blog of their own concept and philosophy. These sites will include research, advertising, copy and photographs all compiled by the students.
Prerequisites: DMD300 and DMD310

Number: DMD330
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of audio and video podcasting with an emphasis on how to design an effective series both as entertainment and for educational purposes. Students will learn the complete process of planning, recording, editing, enhancing and syndicating materials with standard podcasting tools such as iTunes, Fruit Loops, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Sound Booth. Students will be given a brief history of podcasts and explore the potentials of podcasts as a tool in contemporary society. Students will create an original podcast from the outline through to the realization of a produced podcast including strategizing, writing, filming, editing, uploading and promoting the podcast.
Prerequisites: DMD300 and DMD310

Number: DMD340
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course explores the use of digital media to create compelling interactive experiences. Students will further their graphic design skills through the transformation of ideas into projects that take advantage of the capabilities of current industry software technologies. Students will research emerging trends in the digital media field and explore how these new interactive technologies can be utilized to create engaging communications with consumers. Areas of focus include page design, creating a consistent design throughout a multi-page document, managing interactive elements, and optimizing images and video for interactive presentations. Students will critique their work in both individual and group settings.
Prerequisites: DMD300 and DMD310

Number: DMD350
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This advanced class will focus on learning character rigging, and character animation, as well as dynamics and particle effects. This class teaches the use of bones and rigging, along with dynamics and particle system to allow students to simulate realistic effects, as well as create those that are extraordinary.
Prerequisite: DMD205

Number: DMD380
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

This course covers how to develop applications for mobile platforms. The course will enable students to conceptualize, design, build, and implement engaging mobile applications. Students will build on the skills that they have acquired from the prerequisite courses by using their knowledge of interactive design and development, as well as interface design and usability. Differences between mobile and desktop computing will be investigated, sample mobile apps will be dissected, and tool suites for the development of mobile software will be covered.
Prerequisites: DMD227 and DMD310

Number: DMD410
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media

66 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


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