Digital Media Technology Design Level I Certificate

Digital Media
Program Code: C25210L4

Digital Media Technology Design Level I Certificate

The Level I Certificate provides training with a foundation in digital media technologies, project planning, software, graphic design, and programming skills. Students will complete print and screen-based projects using digital media tools and techniques.

This certificate is designed for students who have experience with computers and want to improve digital graphics and design skills.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better: DME, WEB

Courses in this program

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This course introduces students to key concepts, technologies, and issues related to digital media. Topics include emerging standards, key technologies and related design issues, terminology, media formats, career paths, and ethical issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the various media formats that are used in digital media technology. Adobe Creative Cloud and other digital media tools may be used in this course.

This course provides students with an introduction to creative expression and art/design techniques in a digital environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, creating, editing, and integrating, visual components consisting of bit-mapped and vector-based images, drawings, banners, text, simple animations, and multiple layers. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce a range of visual products using digital processing techniques. Adobe Creative Cloud will be used in the course.

This course introduces Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standard client-side Internet programming using industry-established practices. Topics include JavaScript, markup elements, stylesheets, validation, accessibility, standards, and browsers. Upon completion, students should be able to develop hand-coded web pages using current markup standards. Emphasis is placed on HTML with a secondary focus on CSS.

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This course provides students with advanced design techniques in a digital environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding principles of design and typography and applying them effectively in projects. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce a range of visual products using advanced digital design techniques and principles. Adobe Creative Cloud will be used in the course

This course introduces storyboarding and multimedia application design. Topics include vector and bit-mapped graphics, interactive multimedia interfaces, layering techniques, image and animation libraries, and scripting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce basic high-quality interactive multimedia applications. Adobe Creative Cloud will be used in the course.

This course introduces intermediate to advanced web design techniques. Topics include customer expectations, advanced markup language, multimedia technologies, usability and accessibility practices, and techniques for the evaluation of web design. Upon completion, students should be able to employ advanced design techniques to create high impact and highly functional web sites.

Total Credit Hours Required:
18

Curriculum is based on the 2021-22 catalog.

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