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C.C., Digital Media - Graphic Design Support Certificate

Certificate Type: CC
Major Code: DIGSP-CC
CIP: 0611080302
Former CIP: 0650040202

This certificate focuses on creating powerful visual design through the development of students' technical skills and creative artistry. Students also learn the professional applications of digital imaging software (Adobe Photoshop) and vector drawing software (Adobe Illustrator) used within the field of digital art. Course projects focus on design techniques, digital illustration, photo compositing, image correction, photographic retouching and restoration, concept development, information design and corporate identity. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Media Design.

Major Courses
AvailableDIG2000Introduction 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.
AvailableDIG2109CDigital 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.
AvailableGRA2151CVector 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.
AvailableGRA2201Bitmap 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.
AvailableGRA2207CBitmap Graphics II
This is a course for experienced Photoshop software graphic design users who wish to expand their skills in the application of this electronic tool for manipulating photographs and illustrations. The course introduces new features, tips and techniques for using these electronic tools. The goal is to apply more controls and improve production capabilities. Lab fee required.
Total Credits:15

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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