Certificate Type: CC
Major Code: DIGSP-CC
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.
|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.
|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.
|GRA2207C||Bitmap 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.