This specialization emphasizes the important world of Web design. Students will incorporate Web-related skills learned in a variety of software applications to create effective and graphically well-designed sites, which utilize special 2-D and 3-D Web effects.
|DIG2000||Introduction to Digital Media|
This course explores the avenues of contemporary digital design, highlighting the importance of process, innovation and communication. Students will become familiar with design projects ranging from traditional print, sophisticated websites, interactive digital media and motion graphics. The course will focus on developing and refining the design concept and the execution strategy. Lab fee required.
|DIG2109C||Digital Imaging Fundamentals|
This course is an introduction to the concepts and principles of digital imaging and the tools and techniques of image capture, creation, manipulation and integration of still images. Students will understand composition, layout, color theory, image capture and output using industry-standard software. Lab fee required.
|DIG2302C||3D Modeling and Animation I|
This course is designed to teach beginning level 3D animation for digital media. Emphasis will be placed on viewing the world in three dimensions as opposed to a single flat plane and training the eye to see shape instead of line. It will allow students to comprehend fully visual concepts such as light and shadow, foreshortening, color recognition and modeling techniques. Other topics include NURBS vs. polygons, texturing, lighting, rendering and keyframe animation. Lab fee required.
|DIG2500C||Fundamentals of Interactive Design|
This course covers the foundations of interactive media including user-interface design concept, optimization/performance issues, resources and tools. Students combine audio, video, imaging, animation and other media formats to construct an interactive product using industry-standard software. Lab fee required.
This course prepares students for professional situations through the creation of individual demo reels, resumes, websites and portfolios by emphasizing business structure. Topics such as studio hierarchy, production bidding, media distribution and professional growth will be included to highlight many of the important aspects of business in order for students to attain and sustain a professional career. Lab fee required.
This course includes the design and preparation of websites including the Web home page. Focus is from a graphics point of view and emphasis is on the importance of web page design and layout. The course is taught using various software programs. Basics of HTML for the Web will be introduced. Lab fee required.
|GRA2151C||Vector Graphics I Using Adobe Illustrator|
This course is designed for beginning Adobe Illustrator users. Fundamental concepts and features are introduced and applied to a variety of graphics applications. The world of vector graphics and professional illustrations is entered, explored and applied to a variety of graphic endeavors. Lab fee required.
|GRA2201||Bitmap Graphics I|
This course is an introduction to Photoshop software which provides an extensive variety of electronic tools for manipulating photographs and creating illustrations. The course is designed for the graphics individual who wishes to integrate photography with page layouts. Students will learn the basics of scanning, retouching, color correcting, proofing and output to printer devices. Lab fee required.
|GRA2931||Selected Studies in Computer Graphics|
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
|DIG2030C||Digital Video Fundamentals|
This course is an introduction to the concepts, principles, tools and techniques of producing, assembling and mixing digital video and audio. Students will understand story, creativity, planning and organizational skills as a part of the production process. Lab fee required.
|GRA2142C||Web Effects I|
This course provides an introduction to the creation of multiple forms in two-dimensional animation. The course is designed to familiarize the individual with a variety of 2D animation programs and their application to the Web. Students will learn the basics of thumbnail storyboarding, object creation and object manipulation for animated sequence. Lab fee required.
|GRA2143C||Web Publishing II|
This course includes advanced topics in the design and preparation of websites including the Web home page. Focus is from a graphics point of view and emphasis is on the importance of web page design and layout. The course is taught using various software programs.
|GRA2757||Digital Media and Web Action Scripting|
This course will cover action scripting in-depth for designers and developers. Students will learn how to add more advanced content for website and digital media production. Content will cover the difference between procedural languages and object-oriented languages. Action scripts will be used to animate, process data, create dynamic content and manipulate components.
|GRA2804C||Web Effects II|
This course is an advanced study in the creation of multiple forms in two-dimensional animation as well as an introduction to web-related, three-dimensional animation. The course is designed to familiarize the individual with a variety of 2-D and 3-D animation programs and their application to the Web. Students will learn the advanced techniques in thumbnail storyboarding, object creation and object manipulation for 2-D animation as well as incorporating basic 3-D animation concepts. Lab fee required.
|Choose nine credits from the following list:|
|COPXXXX||Any COP programming course|
|DIGXXXX||Any DIG digital media course|
|GRAXXXX||Any GRA multimedia/graphics course|
|General Education Courses|
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
|Any General Education course||3|
|ARH2051||Art History II|
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from the 16th century to the present. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|Humanities General Education course ||3|
|ARH2050||Art History I|
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from Paleolithic man to the Early Renaissance. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|Mathematics or Science General Education course||3|
|Note: If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college preparatory mathematics course(s), if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.|
|Social Science General Education course||3|