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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

DMD 111 Introduction to Digital Media

This course will explore the variety of hardware and software now used to produce digital media, from simple audience-oriented presentations to highly interactive applications. Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory experience, we will examine the production techniques, application uses, trends, business and legal concerns, design elements, and the product evaluation standards currently used in the digital media industry. Students will develop the design, storyboards, and prototype for a project.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 113 History of Graphic Design

This course is a general survey of the history of graphic design from its origins to contemporary practice. The goals of this course are to provide the following: the visual vocabulary of the development of signs and symbols, insight into the continuity of design thinking, understanding the social/political context of the practice, foundation for pursuit of research in the field of design.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 115 Internet Fundamentals

This course addresses in detail everything students need to know to access, explore, and use the world's richest information resource: the Internet. The course examines software, online provider options, costs, the telecommunication process, E-mail, FTP, Chat, Usenet, the World Wide Web and Web 2.0. Students will get step by step instructions on how to access, research, and retrieve academic, personal, and professional information.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 116 Web Design and Development

This course is an introduction to Web page design and creation using industry standard Web design software. Students will learn to use graphics, sound, video, animation, scripts, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to enhance Web pages. The course will cover the basic concepts of Web design and color with an emphasis on designing for visual appeal and user-friendly navigation. Students will also gain a fundamental knowledge of HTML/XHTML and the skills to publish and maintain Web sites.
NOTE: Recommended DMD 111 or DMD 115 or student must possess basic computer/Internet skills which include creating, saving, and editing files in the Windows or MAC operating systems; performing basic editing (copy/paste); copying files; using folders and subfolders to organize and manage files; downloading files off the Internet; opening Web sites; and using search engines.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 117 Concepts in New Media

This course is an introductory evaluation of the critical concepts of new media, and their impact on our society and culture. Through readings, lectures, group discussions and hands-on experience, students will study the technical, economic, political, legal, aesthetic, and cultural implications of new media.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 157 Introduction to Animation

This course will introduce students to 2D animation using state-of-the-art industry relevant software and hardware. Students will explore various animation concepts and techniques including history, drawing, rotoscoping, basic movement, timing, soundtrack/dialogue synchronization, and editing. Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations and screenings students will view and discuss animation that is currently used in television, film, interactive media and the Internet.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 173 Introduction to Digital Sound

This course introduces students to the exploration of digital sound for multimedia. Students will learn how to manipulate wave files, understand various sound file formats, compressions, history of digital sound, and the difference between analog and digital sound editing. Students will write and develop sound scripts and sound projects for multimedia. Students will explore the different job functions of audio production and learn to work together in a team environment. The course will also introduce students to the basics of producing audio for the Web and interactive applications.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 174 Typography

This course introduces students to the use of typography within the design process. Major topics to cover include anatomy of letterforms, type history, classification systems, methods of typographic communication, critical comparisons of type styles, contemporary trends and typography as image. Students will learn both technical and creative ways type can be used through lectures, discussion, critiques, and hands-on projects. The course explores 2D communication and design solutions using typography.

Prerequisite: DMD 113 or ART 122

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 216 Interactive Scripting

This course is designed for digital media designers who need to integrate advanced control management and interactivity into their media applications. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of a popular scripting language for making media applications that users can interact with. The focus of the course is on using pre-designed models and functions in industry-standard software that embed the scripting language to create interactivity involving graphics, audio, video, animation and other media elements. Students will use creative and logical thinking while completing three major projects concerning animation, game, and Web site design. The concepts, principles, and steps of interaction design will be introduced and applied to the projects.

Prerequisite: DMD 116 or Consent of Instructor.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 218 Advanced Web Design and Development

This course takes DMD 116 Web Design and Development to another level and has a two-fold focus. A state-of-the-art Web design program will be used to explore advanced Web production skills such as layers and table-free layouts, templates, re-usable elements, external Cascading Style Sheets, XML, automation of dynamic HTML, and site management. Through projects, the course will also cover more advanced design concepts in Web site creation, such as efficient navigation design, designing for portability and accessibility, separating content from presentation for easy site updating and maintenance, planning interactivity, and search engine optimization. Throughout the course, students will also review how to adapt the basic principles of design to the Web environment, particular how to use color and typography creatively in Web design, and how to achieve effective Web page layout.

Prerequisite: DMD 116 -OR- CIT 170

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 233 Digital Video Editing

This course introduces students to the basics of postproduction non-linear digital video editing for multimedia, video and web capabilities. Students will produce, edit, and optimize video using industry relevant editing software. Upon completion of the course students will be able to create and produce digital videos and incorporated compressed and rendered projects into CD ROMs, DVD and Web technologies. In addition to learning the technical capabilities of the software, students will discuss digital video theory, concepts of video art and design, and the role digital video plays in the world of film, animation, animation and Web interactivity.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 251 Advanced 3D Modeling

This course is designed as an advanced modeling course for students who are experienced with basic 3D modeling concepts and technical practice. The course introduces more sophisticated concepts and techniques such as polygon modeling, texture mapping, lighting and rendering. Through hands-on practice students will focus on modeling concepts and development relating to character, environmental, materials and lighting design.

Prerequisite: ART 264

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 253 Advanced 3D Animation

This course is designed as an advanced animation course for students who are experienced with basic 3D animation concepts and technical practice. The course introduces more sophisticated concepts and techniques with an emphasis on animation development through hands-on practice. The course will focus on animation concepts and creative animation design expanding students' knowledge of topics, tools and techniques.

Prerequisite: ART 264

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 256 Dynamic Web Design and Development

This project-based, advanced course is developed for digital media designers who will be creating Web sites with dynamic content and secure data transfer. Students will learn to use industry-standard software/applications to set up Web sites with dynamic content and professional-quality customizable pages. Emphasis will be on how to use the built-in features of the software/applications to complete desired tasks, such as form processing, retrieving data from a database and updating the database from a Web interface, and giving the user password-secured access to Web sites. Students will learn the basic syntax of a popular server-side language for dynamic page generation. The database query language SQL will also be introduced.

Prerequisite: DMD 116 with a grade of C or better.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 257 Interactive Animation

This course is an overview of developing and designing interactive presentations, animations and Web sites using an industry relevant, vector-based interactive animation program. Topics covered include storyboarding, 2D animation, scripting, navigational mapping and motion graphics. Upon completion of the course students should be able to design and create interactive presentations utilizing animations, audio, video, and navigational components incorporated into CD ROM, DVD and Web technologies. In addition to learning the technical capabilities of the software, students will discuss Multimedia theory, concepts of interactive art and design, and the role interactive animation plays in the world of Web interactivity.

Prerequisite: DMD 116 or Consent of Instructor.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 259 3D Special Effects

This course is designed as an advanced level computer course using state-of-the-art industry-relevant special effects 3D software. In conjunction with 3D modeling and animation, students will learn to create and produce special effects including: atmospheric effects, natural effects, smoke, explosions, motion blurs, and advanced texture and material generation. Concepts, theories and terms relating to special effects used in films, games, interactive media and the Internet will be discussed.

Prerequisite: DMD 251 and DMD 253

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 273 Advanced Electronic Graphic Publishing

This course is designed as an advanced study of two dimensional design principles for creating page layout. The course will provide students the opportunity to develop a complete print identity design system in support of a marketing strategy including strategies of consumer decision-making. Students will develop all aspects including a fully functioning prototype for a variety of different client needs. The course will look into the mass production issues as well as specialty types of print packages.

Prerequisite: ART 271 and Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 279 Packaging Design

This course is designed as an overview of two dimensional design principles for creating three-dimensional packaging. The history of design packaging and strategies of consumer decision-making will be explored. The course will provide students the opportunity to develop a complete package identity design system in support of a marketing strategy. Students will develop all aspects including a fully functioning prototype for a variety of different client needs. The course will look into the mass production issues as well as specialty types of packaging.

Prerequisite: Basic Algebra Readiness, DMD 174, and DMD 273

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00

DMD 299 Selected Topics in Digital Media and Design

This course addresses the in-depth study of special topics in digital media and design that explore cutting-edge knowledge, concepts and techniques, and new developments in the industry. Course content will vary depending on the topic being studied.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    DMD
  • Units:
    3.00


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