2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Visual Communications

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

Effective 9-1-2021 (Fall 2021), deactivation of this award is pending SACSCOC approval.

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.VISUAL.COMM.08

The one-year Visual Communications certificate provides basic knowledge about the visual communications industry. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with design concepts, skills and tools and to provide training for the creative graphics and publishing software used in visual communication fields.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration 3
ARTS 1311 Design 1 OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design (3)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 2311 History of Communication Graphics 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication 1 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media OR 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications (3)
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging 2 3
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 3
Semester Total 15
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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VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS - WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

(Level 2 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

Effective 9-1-2021 (Fall 2021), deactivation of this award is pending SACSCOC approval.

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

Degree Plan Code: C2.VC.WEB.DES.DEV.19

This curriculum is designed to provide the student with a foundation of the creative, conceptual, technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required for entry-level positions within the web production fields. The complete course of study prepares the student for creative concept development, page design and layout, the preparation of graphics and images, navigation and site architecture, and the technical development of websites. Technical skills prepare students to use (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/ASP and various graphics and web authoring software applications to develop static, interactive and dynamic web sites. Students also learn programming for web server and database systems as well as multimedia development.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTS 1311 Design 1 OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design1 AND (3)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15-18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1301 Web Design Tools 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2315 Web Design 2 3
IMED 2449 Internet Server Management 4
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media 1 OR 3
IMED 2409 Internet Commerce (4)
INEW 2430 Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design 4
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
Semester Total 14-15
Minimum Hours Required 46-50

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

1If ARTC 1305 is taken in lieu of ARTS 1311, then the +Elective course must also be taken.

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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