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Digital Media Design

Course Descriptions
DATC Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2017, Required Hours: 1200.00)

DMDC 0000 - Digital Media Design Orientation 0 Hours
 
DMDC 1010 - Media Design Introduction 90 Hours
This course is designed to introduce the student to the concept of multimedia including an understanding of the elements that make up multimedia – text, graphics, animation, sound, videos, and virtual reality and the interactive features. The various applications of multimedia will be covered, including entertainment, education, business and presentations. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the computer systems used to develop and play back multimedia applications. Guidance of safe practice while working with computers from OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States) will be included.  
DMDC 1025 - Adobe Photoshop CC – Basic 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn Adobe Photoshop CC. Students will learn the fundamental features of Photoshop for image editing and graphic design. Students will also learn more advanced skills such as enhancing and repairing photos, applying filters and patterns, creating color channels and actions, working with tools for web and 3D modeling.  
MATH 1000 - Math I 60 Hours
Students learn to apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
DMDC 1045 - Digital Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the industry-standard computer illustration application Adobe Illustrator CC. The student will also learn to use this application for print, multimedia, and online graphics as well as learn to use the tools offered by Adobe Illustrator to achieve professional-quality results for their projects.  
DMDC 1060 - Graphic Design Principles 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the principles and processes of graphic design. Students will learn how to generate design concepts, apply the principles of design to the graphic design formats and disciplines, and use the design elements to create and design for print and screen media. The goal of this course is to build a solid foundation for better graphic design and communication.  
DMDC 2005 - Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 90 Hours
Students will use the latest HTML5/CSS3 techniques to create custom Mobile-First Responsive Websites that will automatically scale and adjust its content and layout to fit any screen size (from a smart phone to a billboard).  
DMDC 2810 - PHP Templates & Advanced CSS3/jQuery 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use the basic syntax and structure of PHP in order to develop extensible HTML templates. Students will also learn advanced CSS3 techniques (including transitions, animations, etc) using the Sass CSS Preprocessor (& Compass Framework) to create dynamic and engaging User Experiences. Lastly, students will learn to use the jQuery JavaScript Library to add advanced functionality and interactivity to their websites.  
DMDC 2820 - Advanced WordPress – Theme Development 90 Hours
Students will learn how to convert a PHP Template into a dynamic WordPress Child Theme that will be compatible with any installation of WordPress. The entire WordPress structure and process will be explained, from setting up a local MySQL database to installing WordPress, to styling and modifying a starter theme, to finally migrating the local database and installation to an internet server. Advanced CSS (with Sass/Compass Preprocessing), intermediate PHP, and foundational HTML will all be used in this course.  
DMDC 2230 - Web Application Introduction: Javascript 120 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic JavaScript programming concepts along with the syntax and techniques needed to build and modify simple web applications. Students will also learn to utilize the tools necessary to troubleshoot and debug JavaScript applications. Students will practice and build dynamically functioning websites using JavaScript.  
DMDC 2280 - jQuery – Essentials 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn jQuery essential skills needed for developing profession web pages. Students will learn a working subset of jQuery and to use jQuery effects and animations. Students will also learn to use Document Object Module (DOM) manipulation and traversal methods for advanced DOM scripting, to use the jQuery feature for working with forms, to use the many jQuery plugins to improve productivity, and to create their own plugins.  
DMDC 2285 - jQuery – Advanced 90 Hours
Students in this course learn advanced jQurey skills that web developers apply in industry. Students will learn to utilize jQuery User Interface, Ajax, JavaScript Object Notation, and Blogger, to utilize the Application Program Interfaces for YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr, and to utilize the API for Google maps. Students will also learn jQuery mobile development as well.  
DMDC 2240 - Web Programming with PHP and MySQL 120 Hours
This course teaches the concepts and skills of using server-side scripting language – Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) – to create web applications. Students will learn how to write dynamically-generated web pages and the common uses of PHP.  
DMDC 2010 - Digital Video I: Adobe Premier Pro CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to capture and edit audio and video, add and manipulate transitions and effects, and export in a variety of different formats for online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and offline (Blu-Ray, DVD, etc.) usage.  
DMDC 2015 - Digital Video II: Adobe AfterEffects CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use Adobe After Effects CC for digital post-production of film, video, DVD, and web. Students will learn to use 2D and 3D tools to create compositing, animation, and effects as motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film and video professionals.  
DMDC 2020 - eMarketing for Designers 90 Hours
Students will learn to effectively and affordably market products, ideas, and information through the use of online shopping carts, email marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, crowd funding, video marketing, and printed collateral.  
DMDC 2325 - Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the basic features of Adobe InDesign CC – working with tools and palettes to work to place graphics as well as text. Students will also learn to set up new documents with master pages, work with colors and gradients, import and link graphics, draw with vectors, adjust typography, edit text, create tables, work with XML, export to PDF, and color management. Additionally students will be introduced to transparencies, blending modes, feathered edges, and drop shadows.  
DMDC 2900 - Digital Media Design Externship 90 Hours
During this course, emphasis is placed on integrating student knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Students will gain professional exposure to the nature of new media and essential concepts of visual communication learned throughout the program.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
DMDC 1055 - Electronic Portfolio 120 Hours
Students in this course are guided in putting together an electronic version of their portfolio. The assignments are designed to give students additional material for their portfolio. When finished, students will have created a complete marketing package to display their work on the web and via CD-ROM.  
DMDC 2602 - Animation Principles 120 Hours
Students in this course will learn the history of animation with an emphasis on the principles of animation. Students will learn the background, theories, principles, and guidelines of animation. Students will experience basic drawing and storyboarding techniques for animation. Students will explore 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software current with industry professionals.  
DMDC 2613 - Autodesk 3D Studio Max 2015 120 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use Autodesk 3ds Max as a modeling, animation, and rendering tool in a production environment. Students will be introduced to functional areas of Autodesk 3ds Max and its features. Students will learn the functions, features, and principles behind Autodesk 3ds Max and how they apply to industry.  
DMDC 2664 - Autodesk Maya 2015 120 Hours
Students in this course will learn key Autodesk Maya 2015 tools and techniques to model, animate, and render. Students will learn high-level techniques use in film, television, and games.  
DMDC 2633 - Digital Sculpting with ZBrush 120 Hours
This course introduces the digital sculpting software ZBrush by Pixologic. Students will learn to use a variety of tools and techniques to create 3D arts for films, broadcast and video games as well as in designs of jewelry, visual effects, environment, matte paint, and illustration.  
DMDC 2634 - Digital Modeling Fundamentals 90 Hours
Students will learn the art and science of digital modeling. Students will also learn the modeler’s role in a production pipeline, how to prepare for a modeling session, the fundamentals of digital modeling, multiple modeling techniques, as well as professional practices and how to land a job in the industry as a digital artist.  
DMDC 2700 - Game Design Fundamentals 120 Hours
This course introduces the fundamentals of game design. Students will learn the basics of designing a game and the important skills in game design; the processes of prototyping play testing and redesigning.  
DMDC 2705 - Game Design and Development with GameMaker Studio 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use GameMaker Studio to create video games through a simple drag-and-drop system. This course introduces the art of creating computer games and the game design theory to the beginners of all ages.  
DMDC 2325 - Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the basic features of Adobe InDesign CC – working with tools and palettes to work to place graphics as well as text. Students will also learn to set up new documents with master pages, work with colors and gradients, import and link graphics, draw with vectors, adjust typography, edit text, create tables, work with XML, export to PDF, and color management. Additionally students will be introduced to transparencies, blending modes, feathered edges, and drop shadows.  
DMDC 2360 - Typography 60 Hours
This course will introduce the history and principles of using type and words as design elements. Students will learn the history of letter forms and fonts as well as various techniques for printing documents.  
DMDC 2352 - Visual Design Solutions 120 Hours
Students in this course will learn the principles and processes of graphic design with the emphasis on formats and disciplines. Students will learn design theory, branding concepts, and visual identity. With the design elements students will create posters, book covers, advertisements, logos, interactive and motion graphics, brochures, annual reports, and package design.  
DMDC 2480 - Creative Strategy in Advertising 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the principles of good advertisement, the process of creating unexpected and relevant solutions, and the three tenants of creativity. Students will also learn the importance of designing work on research and sound strategy.  
DMDC 2465 - Advanced Adobe Photoshop CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC. Students will use levels and curves to edit images. Students will master the tools used for sharpening, blurring, and averaging. Students will also learn advanced layer techniques, such as layer adjustments, modes, styles, and masks. Students will learn camera raw, smart objects, and photomerge, as well as the overhaul 3D capabilities and advanced techniques for preparing images for the web and printing.  
DMDC 2475 - Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn advanced techniques in Adobe Illustrator CC. Students will create customized strokes and patterns and build complex gradients with transparency and dynamic effects, then apply these features to paths, groups, and editable text to create professional-quality artwork. Students will cover the ten Pathfinder operations of Live Paint. Students will also cover recoloring artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects. Students in this course will create custom gradients, design logos, generate photorealistic neon text, and text wrapping of objects. Students will also learn to call the most essential features by organizing user workspace and employing keyboard shortcuts, managing color settings, and settings adjustment. This course prepares students to take Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification exam.  
DMDC 2430 - Digital Photography and Editing 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the basic techniques of taking, manipulating, printing, and storing photographs. Students will explore both the photographic and digital aspects of using technology, skill, and creativity to produce high quality digital photographs. Students learn to get the best images from a digital camera, as well as enhance and organize photographs items and projects using Adobe Photoshop.  
DMDC 2001 - Web Design Introduction 90 Hours
Students will learn about the web design environment, web design techniques, and the tools and the fundamentals of web publishing. Students will also learn to plan a successful website, design web pages with typography and images, add multimedia and interactive elements to the web pages, test usability and design, and finally how to promote and maintain a website.  
DMDC 2010 - Digital Video I: Adobe Premier Pro CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to capture and edit audio and video, add and manipulate transitions and effects, and export in a variety of different formats for online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and offline (Blu-Ray, DVD, etc.) usage.  
DMDC 2015 - Digital Video II: Adobe AfterEffects CC 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use Adobe After Effects CC for digital post-production of film, video, DVD, and web. Students will learn to use 2D and 3D tools to create compositing, animation, and effects as motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film and video professionals.  
DMDC 2900 - Digital Media Design Externship 90 Hours
During this course, emphasis is placed on integrating student knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Students will gain professional exposure to the nature of new media and essential concepts of visual communication learned throughout the program.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
DMDC 1055 - Electronic Portfolio 120 Hours
Students in this course are guided in putting together an electronic version of their portfolio. The assignments are designed to give students additional material for their portfolio. When finished, students will have created a complete marketing package to display their work on the web and via CD-ROM.