Degree Plans - Multimedia Technology - Visual Design Level II Certificate

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(Level II Certificate)

Richland 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: 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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design (3)
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I OR 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I (3)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media OR 3
ARTS 1311 Design I (3)
12

SEMESTER II

ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
12

SEMESTER III

ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I OR 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I (3)
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II OR 3
ARTS 2349 Digital Art II (3)
++Elective 3
+Elective Any MATH, SPCH, or ENGL Course 3
12

SEMESTER IV

IMED 2311 Portfolio Development OR 3
ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development for Animation (3)
IMED 2388 Internship-Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia OR 3
++Elective (3)
+Elective Any MATH, SPCH, or ENGL Course 3
++Elective 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 48

+Any MATH, SPCH, or ENGL Course Elective--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 Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3

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

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTS 2313 Design Communications I 3
ARTS 2316 Painting 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 1391 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 3
IMED 2309 Internet Commerce 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 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.