DIG: Digital Media Tech

Courses

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DIG 1102C. INTRODUCTION TO CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING.

331

Covers basic programming knowledge applied to front-end web technology with a focus on the Javascript programming language. (Special Fee: $55.00).

DIG 1108C. INTRODUCTION TO SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING.

331

Covers basic programming knowledge applied to back-end web technology with a focus on the PHP programming language. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 1631C. DIGITAL INDUSTRY PRACTICES.

321

The business practices of digital media industries are examined with special emphasis on project management, legal issues, teamwork, contracts, communication, and revenue. (Special Fee: $55.00).

DIG 1940. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA.

110

The student will perform self-reflective exercises to determine working and learning styles, research industry positions, learn basic job hunting skills, attend meetings of professional organizations, and learn how to develop and present their work. (Special Fee: $19.00).

DIG 2000C. INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN.

552

An introduction to computers and application programs currently used in the industry for visual communication projects. Students will apply principles of design and typography to plan, produce, and present individual and group projects typical of those used in the graphics and digital media industry. (Special Fee $93.00).

DIG 2030C. DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND.

331

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval Introduction to concepts, principles, tools, and techniques of producing, assembling, and mixing digital video and audio. Understand story, creativity, planning, and organizational skills as a part of the production process. (Special Fee: $97.00).

DIG 2092C. ETHICS OF WEB DEVELOPMENT.

321

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 1631C or department approval Students will explore community contribution, open source etiquette, attribution and the ethical questions surrounding social media and work for hire. (Special Fee: $55.00).

DIG 2100C. WEB ESSENTIALS.

221

Students become familiar with essential concepts used to employ critical thinking and basic programming skills to create standards compliant web sites. Students also learn the importance of usability, accessibility, and web standards when creating projects. (Special Fee: $16.00).

DIG 2101C. ADVANCED WEB ESSENTIALS.

321

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2100C and either DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval Students will learn about cross-browser compatibility, the terminology of internet systems, and advanced CSS techniques. (Special Fee: $55.00).

DIG 2106C. ADVANCED CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING.

331

Pre-requisite: Minimum grade of C in either DIG 1102C or COP 1000; AND minimum grade of C in either DIG 2100C or COP 2282; or department approval Covers event-driven programming, manipulating the Document Object Model, client-side event handling, and HTML forms with an industry-standard Javascript framework. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 2107C. ADVANCED SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING.

331

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 1940; AND minimum grade of C in either DIG 1108C or COP 1000; AND minimum grade of C in either DIG 2100C or COP 2282; or department approval Covers the interaction of client requests over the internet, web services (PHP, HTML, HTTP) Business Objects and Business Logic Software design patterns, and generating responses over a server. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 2109C. DIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS.

322

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C; and minimum grade of C in either DIG 1940 or ART 1300C; or departmental approval Introduction to the concepts and principles of digital imaging and the tools and techniques of image capture, creation, manipulation, and integration of still images. Understand composition, layout, color theory, image capture, and output using industry- standard software. (Special Fee: $57.00).

DIG 2170C. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT.

321

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2106C and DIG 2107C and DIG 2561C and COP 2341; or department approval Given a set of requirements, students will build a complete application, from modeling the data to the final display of the page. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 2282C. VISUAL MEDIA FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS.

314

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in MUM 2600C and MUM 2634C or department approval. Students will learn basic concepts of video production, video editing, graphics creation, project authoring, and distribution of media for audio professionals. (Special Fee: $57.00).

DIG 2284C. ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND.

322

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2030C and DIG 2430C; or department approval Develops creative and organizational skills needed for advanced digital video production. Requires participation in a group video production. (Special Fee: $154.00).

DIG 2291C. ADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY.

331

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in TPA 2257C or TPP 1260 ');">TPP 1260  ; AND a minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or TPA 2290; or department approval. An in-depth exploration of the audiovisual technology and practices of the entertainment industry, the course will focus on the development of proficiency in the operation of a variety of audiovisual equipment with emphasis on systems integration. (Special Fee: $93.00).

DIG 2292C. DIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION.

3 3 1

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2030C or departmental approval A detailed exploration into editing theory and post-production tasks. Includes instruction in color correction and authoring interactive designs for motion picture distribution. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 2302C. INTRODUCTION TO 3D MOTION GRAPHICS.

331

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in GRA 2156C and either DIG 2341C or GRA 2160; or department approval Students will learn fundamental concepts for the creation of three- dimensional motion graphics. (Special Fee: $74.00).

DIG 2312C. INTRODUCTION TO ACTIONSCRIPT.

331

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1102C and DIG 1940; or department approval Reinforces basic programming concepts inside the Adobe Flash environment. Students will learn the basics of the Flash interface along with beginning to intermediate level coding inside ActionScript. (Special Fee: $55.00).

DIG 2317C. ADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT.

331

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1108C and DIG 2312C; or department approval Using industry-standard authoring software and scripting languages, students author an advanced interactive presentation through various stages of development with emphasis on optimizing and debugging. Special attention is given to creating interactive projects and interfaces. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 2341C. INTRODUCTION TO MOTION GRAPHICS.

331

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in ART 1300C and DIG 2000C; or department approval. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DIG 1940 Students will learn basic concepts of motion graphics creation for various distribution formats. (Special Fee: $47.00).

DIG 2342C. ADVANCED MOTION GRAPHICS.

331

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in GRA 1206C and either DIG 2341C or GRA 2160C; or department approval Advanced motion graphics concepts and techniques will be taught, enabling students to produce sophisticated motion graphic projects. Students will explore programming and input devices used to create more complex motion graphics. (Special Fee: $56.00).

DIG 2430C. DIGITAL STORYTELLING.

321

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in either ART 1300C or DIG 1940 or department approval. The course focuses on the use of narrative forms in interactive media and other new technologies. Students will explore and create non-linear and interactive story structures. (Special Fee: $57.00).

DIG 2431C. ADVANCED DIGITAL STORYTELLING.

321

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2430C; or department approval Students create purpose-driven narratives utilizing industry-standard software. (Special Fee: $56.00).

DIG 2500C. FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN.

331

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in either DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval. Implement the foundations of interactive media including user- interface design concepts, 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. (Special Fees: $54.00).

DIG 2561C. PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA.

321

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2106C or DIG 2107C; or department approval This course covers planning and managing the creative and technical requirements of a web or multimedia project. Topics include project scheduling, budgeting, tracking, and reporting. (Special Fee: $54.00).

DIG 2580C. DIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW.

111

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Creation by the student of a final digital portfolio summarizing the student's body of work. The student will design and complete a resume, self- promotional piece, and undergo a formal interview with industry professionals. Students will be expected to earn a C or higher on a comprehensive exam using industry- standard software and procedures. (Special Fee: $95.00).

DIG 2822C. ELECTRONIC JOURNALISM.

321

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1940 and DIG 2030C; or department approval Students will learn the fundamentals of electronic news gathering. Topics to be covered include shooting and editing a news package, as well as writing and producing techniques. (Special Fee: $90.00).

DIG 2930. SELECTED TOPICS IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY .

1-3variable

For students who are interested in advanced topics in digital media technology. May include lab and/or field work as part of the class, depending on topic. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. .

DIG 2941  . INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL MEDIA .

1-4variable

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; 12 credits, including a minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C; or Program Chair approval This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with supervised career exploration activities and/or practical experiences to assist in confirming their educational plans. Each earned credit of Internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Special Fee: $10.00) .

DIG 2943  . INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA .

1-4variable

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; a min. 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, incl. a min. grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Workforce Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses; This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with an opportunity to fine- tune skill sets learned in coursework and enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. Each earned credit hour of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Internship Fee: $10.00) .

DIG 2950C  . DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT.

322

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Students will participate in selected projects for clients internal and external to the college, creating video and motion graphic content. (Special Fee: $82.00).