Richland College - Degree Plans - Multimedia Technology - Visual Design Level II Certificate

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Program: Multimedia Technology
Degree Plan: Visual Design Level II Certificate

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(Level II Certificate)

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  • 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: C2.MULT.VISUAL.II

The Visual Design Certificate programs prepare students for image creation and manipulation on the computer. Courses focus on digital imaging techniques, animation and 3D graphics manipulation. Students also learn to incorporate graphics in pages for Internet delivery as well as on CD-ROM. This degree provides an external learning experience.



IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media OR 3
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design and Development (3)
IMED 1316 Web Design I OR 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I (4)
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I OR 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I (3)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media OR 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I OR (3)
ARTS 1311 2-D Design (3)


ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
+General Education Requirement 3-4


IMED 2409 Internet Commerce OR 4
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business (3)
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I OR 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I (3)
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
+General Education Requirement 3-4


ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II OR 3
ARTS 2349 Digital Art II (3)
IMED 2311 Portfolio Development 3
IMED 2388 Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia OR 3
+++Technical Elective (3-4)
++General Elective 3-4
Minimum Hours Required 48-54

+General Education Requirement - students must take two of the following courses, but no more than one MATH course:

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 1333 College Mathematics II 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4
MATH 2412 Precalculus Mathematics or higher level 4

++General Elective Course - must be selected from the AAS Core Options.
(Courses taken to meet the +General Education Elective Requirement cannot be used to meet this requirement.)

+++Technical Elective Course - must be selected from the following:

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
IMED 1391 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
IMED 2415 Web Design II 4
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
IMED 2349 Internet Server Management 3
IMED 2351 Digital Media Programming 3

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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