Digital Media Course Listing

This introductory web design course examines the process of creating existing, functional content for the World Wide Web. Students receive an understanding of html and web standards related to the development of websites. This course demonstrates how to create, edit, manage and design a website within a web authoring tool and complementary software applications. Lab fee required.
This course explores practical and theoretical issues related to Internet as a medium for delivering information. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of dynamic and interactive experiences on the web, integrating video, graphics, sounds, image and typography. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to explore the current technologies associated with Web 2.0 and social media. Topics to be covered include social networking etiquette, Real Simple Syndication (RSS), tagging, Consumer-Generated Content (CGC), blogs, wikis and podcasting. Student knowledge in the historical perspectives, prevailing definitions and industry-wide applications of Web 2.0 and social media tools will be extended. Lab fee required.
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.
This course is an introduction to the latest emerging rapid prototyping technology, 3D printing. Using specialized software to create and export files, students will bring their digital work to life. Students will learn how to create, scan, manipulate and print three-dimensional objects. Topics include desktop 3D printing and the operation of equipment, rapid prototyping, product customization and creating new product alternatives. Literacy in basic 3D modeling, design and manufacturing is an essential skill for future STEM success and innovation. Lab fee required.
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.
This course provides an introduction to the commercialization of science and technology, including commercialization options, technology strategy, market analysis, product adoption likelihood, evaluating licensing opportunity, intellectual property and the market for ideas.
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.
This course provides a broad introduction to sound design principles as applied to moving pictures and interactive systems. Creative use of sound is explored through an introduction to field recording and the use of digital audio workstations. Students use original sound recordings from other departments as well as those sampled from an extensive sound library in order to create sound pieces both with and without images. Lab fee required.
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.
This course gives the student an in-depth look at character design, development, rigging and animation. Character creation will include segmented and solid model mesh of bipeds and quadrupeds. Students will examine techniques used to create facial expressions and lip sync using phonemes. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to teach an intermediate level of three-dimensional animation for digital media. Emphasis is placed on building 3D world space that tells a story. It will allow students to build upon concepts such as environments, physical motion and modeling techniques, rendering and post-production. Lab fee required.
This course focuses on digital post-production used for film, animation, video, digital media and the Web. This course identifies production methods, compositing and sophisticated motion control for high-quality, two-dimensional animation. Focus is placed on digital media components, video tape and screen outputs for special and specialty projects while exploring foundations for computer-aided digital production. The topic of work flow issues and the variety of design and production vehicles will be addressed. Lab fee required.
This course focuses on digital post-production used for film, animation, video, digital media and the Web. Students are challenged to integrate both technically and aesthetically, two-dimensional graphics, three-dimensional models and animations and background elements in a project-based environment. Students will become familiar with match-moving and compositing techniques. Lab fee required.
This course includes 2D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that digital media professionals, web designers, and video professionals use. Fundamentals in the design of composited layers are combined with sophisticated visuals and audio effects for animations. Students are also introduced to the use of digital assets created in object-oriented and digital imaging software.
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 explores the avenues of contemporary digital production. Students will learn each of the new media along with its history and connection to the worlds of art and design. This course also covers essential key concepts and techniques for image processing, digital archival, file conversion, media duplication and analyzes the computer and its peripherals to explain the different elements of a digital media studio. 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.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
In this capstone course, students will explore simulation, design analysis of rapid prototyping and learn the relationships of physical prototyping between the design and manufacturing industries. Students will apply their creativity, design abilities and 3D printing skills through a series of project-based assignments. The course culminates in the fabrication of a professional digital, 3D product and physical prototype. When available, field trips to local facilities will expose students to current industry practices applying these latest techniques and technologies. Lab fee required.
This course focuses on the production, process and flow for media available to Web, computer-generated computer graphics and animation in the multi-faceted multimedia environment. This course identifies production methods, file and format needs and recommends appropriate techniques based on desired output. Focus is placed on multimedia components, projections and screen outputs for special and specialty projects while exploring foundations for computer-aided digital production. The topics of workflow issues and the variety of design and production vehicles will be addressed. Lab fee required.
The Introduction to Computer Graphics course is designed to familiarize publishing, graphic, art and multi-media students with the basics of hardware and software of the computer system for electronic publishing. Students will be familiarized with commercial graphic design and printing issues as applied to publishing systems. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to teach the concepts, terminology and principles of desktop publishing using industry computer software to communicate visual concepts used for the printing of publications such as brochures, advertisements, books and magazines. The student will develop the skills necessary to create publications designed for print publishing and production. Lab fee required.
This is an advanced course in page layout software. Designed to teach advanced techniques and principles of digital publishing to assist students in gaining stronger creative control and improved production capabilities. Students create publications displaying multi-faceted integration of sophisticated text and graphic techniques. Emphasis will focus on the development of long-page publications and Internet connectivity. Lab fee required.
This course is a foundation to computer-aided digital publishing. It will explore various means of viewing visual elements in design. Focus is upon the foundations of professional design skills for computer graphics, multimedia, film and video and animation. Various media are used to explore traditional media, photography, illustration, animation, film and video and other image media development. The student is introduced to typography, typeface and type as a design element as well as composition, layout, pagination, style, balance, format and project planning. Lab fee required.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is designed for experienced Adobe Illustrator users. Advanced concepts, features and techniques are further enhanced and applied to graphic applications. The world of vector graphics, the Web Internet and professional illustrations are further explored. Lab fee required.
This is an advanced course in computer graphics in the design profession. Students will use the computer to create original artwork and illustrations that will be used in professional publications. Advanced concepts, features and professional illustration are further explored. Lab fee required.
This course is an advanced design course focused on visual, conceptual and technical design skills used in the digital publishing of computer graphics, motion graphics, film and video and animation. Focus will be on finding collaborative design solutions to design problems along with the advanced study of the conceptualization of a message and the process it must go through to accurately and effectively reach its audience. The student will explore various applications of design through extensive study of design principles and elements, digital color issues, typography, style, composition and various problem-solving skills.
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.
This course teaches typography as a primary tool of all graphic designers. The emphasis of the course is in the elements and anatomy of type and its expressive, technical and visual aspects. This course also teaches typeface, size, leading, line length, headlines, grids, hierarchy and the overall character in developing creative elements. Readability in type is examined in the development of publications - ads, books, brochures, identity systems and posters.
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.
This course introduces students to web design for mobile devices. Topics include planning an effective mobile website, industry standard Mobile Markup Language, CSS, mobile commerce, social media, testing and publishing. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to plan, develop, test and publish web content designed for mobile devices. Lab fee required.
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.
This course is an introduction to 3D printing. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process whereby objects are built up from plastic filament, liquid resin, powder, bio-compatible and edible materials. Literacy in basic 3D modeling and manufacturing is an essential skill for future STEM success. Students will learn about desktop 3D printing/rapid prototyping, customizing products and creating new alternatives. Lab fee required.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
A global, multi-cultural experience has become an increasingly vital part of a student’s education. This study abroad course provides students with opportunities to explore significant international, historical and contemporary sites. Students are exposed to the cultural influences of the arts, graphic arts and architecture. Lectures and course work are complimented by walking tours led by experienced faculty and guest professionals. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure.

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