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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.