Digital Media Arts and Design

Program Plan

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Digital Media Arts and Design
3.0 credits DMAD-110: Introduction to Multimedia
A general introduction to the concepts and software used in creating multimedia. Course focuses on how each individual element plays an important role in communicating messages and how use of multiple media can increase and change messages. This hands on survey introduces relevant multimedia technologies, with a focus on interactive media platforms such as the web, DVD's, CD's, electronic documents and examines current multimedia trends.
Prerequisites: Math-050, ENGL-099 and (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Math, English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits DMAD-170: Intro to Digital Image Editing
A general introduction to digital image editing using Adobe Photoshop. This course introduces the workspace and focuses on the programs tools for image editing and retouching. Projects in this class will be optimized for print, web, and video distribution.
Prerequisites: Completion of Math-095, ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Math, English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: DMAD-172
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-172: Digital Image Editing Intermediate Tech
This course focuses on intermediate digital image editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will begin to work with selection tools, layers and basic image compositing. Projects in this class will be optimized for print, web and video distribution.
Prerequisites: Completion of Math-095, ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Math, English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: DMAD-170
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-174: Digital Image Editing Adv Compositing
This course is an introduction to advanced digital image editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how the image editing software integrates into areas of web, video, animation, and multimedia design. Photoshop will be used to create animations for web delivery. Students will also become familiar with how to create automatic actions to increase work efficiency.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-170 and DMAD-172.
Corequisites: DMAD-176
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DMAD-176: Digital Image Editing Apps
This course is an application of advanced digital image editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will use knowledge from previous DMAD 170, DMAD 172, and DMAD 174 in weekly projects that introduce and emphasize the principles of 2 dimensional design.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-170 and DMAD-172.
Corequisites: DMAD-174
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DMAD-200: Intro to Web Design using DW
This course is an introduction to web design using the Dreamweaver HTML editor. Students will learn how to create and manage a website and modify content using cascading style sheets. The course also examines how to understand the code that is generated by HTML editing programs.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, and COME-120.
Corequisites: DMAD-202
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-202: Creative Web Design
This course covers aspects of creative web design. Topics include graphic design, HTML, site management, typography, theory, e-commerce, and web development tools. Projects will be created by identifying a target audience, addressing accessibility issues and adhering to current web design standards.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-210: Intro to Non-Linear Video
This course is an introduction to digital video editing using Adobe Premiere. Students will learn how to create simple and complex video sequences in a non-linear video editing system. Video projects will be optimized for web, eBook, mobile devices, and DVD distribution.
Corequisites: DMAD-210
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-212: Digital Video Production
This hands-on course focuses on the process required to create video compositions. Students will be studying composition, lighting, recording and sound recording techniques, and various script styles. Student teams will work using electronic field production techniques to create numerous projects.
Corequisites: DMAD-210
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-220: Intro to Digital Layout & Design
This course is an introduction to digital layout and design using Adobe InDesign. Students will learn how to create multi-column and multi-page layouts in a digital environment. Techniques of type formatting, digital image management, layers, and vector drawing will be explored. Design projects will be optimized for print and web distribution.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, COME-120, and ARTS-152.
Corequisites: DMAD-222
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-222: Adv Digital Layout and Design
This course focuses on creating effective digital layout and design. There is an emphasis on projects that are found in work environments such as creating advertising, promotional, and newsletter materials. The techniques and skills covered can also be applied to creative projects where principles of design and typography are needed. Projects will be optimized for both print and web distribution.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, COME-120, and ARTS-152.
Corequisites: DMAD-220
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-230: Intro to Vector Animation
This course is an introduction to vector graphics and two dimensional animation. Students will learn how to use and integrate Flash and Adobe Illustrator to create animations for web delivery. Non-animated vector graphics and illustrations for print and web delivery will also be created.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, and COME-120. Take PHOT-150 or PHOT-160.
Corequisites: DMAD-232
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-232: Interactive 2D Animation
This hands-on course focuses on the process required to create interactive two dimensional animations for multimedia. Students will create animations using project planning, scriptwriting and storyboard techniques. There is an emphasis on creating animated works that adhere to principles of design and composition.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, and COME-120. Take PHOT-150 or PHOT-160.
Corequisites: DMAD-230
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DMAD-241: 3D Design and Animation
This hands-on introductory course focuses on the process required to create 3D graphics and animation. Students will learn concepts of working in 3D space, modeling, image maps and lighting. Animation techniques include working with keyframes and creating jointed hierarchies. Projects will be optimized for web and video delivery.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, COME-120 and MATH-115. Take PHOT-150 or PHOT-160.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-280: Cooperative Education
Supervised cooperative work program. Student is employed in an individualized digital media arts and design field. Student will be supervised and rated by the employer and instructor.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits DMAD-284: Digital Media/Design Portfolio Developmt
This course is to be taken during the final semester of the DMAD program. Students will use past work created during the course of the DMAD Program as part of developing a professional portfolio and resume to use in entering the digital media and design profession. Discussions will cover aspects of creating and marketing a brand identity to potential employers. Portfolios will be created in areas of specified career paths including video, web and print media.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-200, DMAD-210, DMAD-222, or DMAD-232.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DMAD-286: Multimedia Project Management
An introduction to project management, as it relates to the design and production of multimedia. Students will work on team and individual projects that focus on creating integrated advertising materials for promotional campaigns. Effective methods for managing large multimedia projects and coordinating efforts with clients and stakeholders will also be covered.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-202, DMAD-212, DMAD-222, or DMAD-232.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits DMAD-295: SPTO:(Special Topics)
Special or specific course to meet the needs of the students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic course can be used toward a degree.

For more information, please call Luke Renner at (505) 566-3792. Or send us an email at rennerl@sanjuancollege.edu.