2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Digital Media Technology


DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.DIGITAL.MEDIA

This program focuses on the application of computer technology in the area of digital publishing, preparing the student for employment in the areas of commercial printing, electronic pre-press, multimedia publishing, desktop publishing, or graphic design. A strong background in traditional skills is stressed and strengthened with training in contemporary software and business management techniques. Advanced students serve as professional interns or participate in a cooperative work program to gain practical job experience preparing them for full-time employment.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
+Elective Math Elective 3
15

SEMESTER II

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing II 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Designated List 3
15

SEMESTER III

ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
15

SEMESTER IV

GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertisting Art 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Math Elective - must select from the following:

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Electives:

Designated Arts and Humanities Electives

(Course taken to meet the ++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective cannot be used to meet this requirement.)

ARTS 1311 Design I 3
ARTS 1312 Design II 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II
(Prerequisite: ENGL 1301)
3

Designated Digital Imaging Electives

ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation II 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

Designated Photography Electives

PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I 3
PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging II 3
PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography 3
PHTC 2331 Architectural Photography 3

Designated Communication Electives

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
COMM 1336 Television Production I 3
COMM 1337 Television Production II 3
COMM 2305 Editing and Layout 3
COMM 2311 News Gathering and Writing I 3
COMM 2315 News Gathering and Writing II 3
COMM 2327 Introduction to Advertising 3

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DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY -- DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DIG.MEDIA.PHOTO

The digital photography one-year certificate program is designed to give students the necessary skills to work in the growing field of digital imaging and photography. Students will use computer software, traditional and digital darkroom techniques, and technical and artistic skills in photography, to communicate visually. Film based cameras as well as digital cameras will be used, in addition to film scanners, flatbed scanners, inkjet printers, color laser printers, and other equipment used in the digital imaging arena.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I 3
9

SEMESTER II

PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging II 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
9

SEMESTER III

ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography 3
PHTC 2331 Architectural Photography 3
ARTC 2388 Internship-Commercial and Advertising Art 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 30

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY -- DIGITAL PRE-PRESS

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DIG.MEDIA.PRESS

This program provides students with entry-level digital imaging production skills. Students use state of the art computer software and hardware to professionally design images for print and electronic publication.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
12

SEMESTER II

ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing II 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
9

SEMESTER III

GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 30

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DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY -- MULTIMEDIA

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DIG.MEDIA.MULT

This program provides students with entry level multimedia skills. Students use state of the art computer software and hardware to professionally design images for web based and digital publications. The core of this certificate is developing industry standard multimedia techniques.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3
9

SEMESTER II

ARTC 1391 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
9

SEMESTER III

ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 30

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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