2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Digital Media Technology
Degree Plan: Digital Media Technology A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield campus only

  • 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: AAS.DIG.MEDIA.19

This program focuses on the emphasis of 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTS 1311 Design 1 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing 2 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Designated Elective List 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging 2 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration 2 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertisting Art 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must select from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

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

+++Designated Elective List:

Designated Electives

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1312 Design 2 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing 2 3

 

Designated Digital Media Elective

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3

 

Designated Photography/Video Electives

Course Course Title Credit Hours
PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging 1 3
PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging 2 3

 

Designated Communication Electives

Course Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COMM 1316 News Photography 1 3
COMM 2305 Editing and Layout 3
COMM 2311 Media Writing 3
COMM 2327 Introduction to Advertising 3
COMM 2332 Radio/Television News 3
COMM 2339 Writing for Radio, Television and Film 3