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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog
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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Multimedia Technology
Degree Plan: Visual Design Level 2 Certificate

(Level 2 Certificate)

Richland 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: C2.MULT.VISUAL.II.19

The Visual Design Certificate prepares students for image creation and manipulation on the computer. Courses focus on graphics, digital imaging techniques, animation and 3-D graphics manipulation. Students also learn to incorporate graphics in pages for the internet, print and motion graphics. This certificate provides an external learning experience.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design (3)
IMED 1316 Web Design 1 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 OR 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Media (3)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1 OR 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication 1 (3)
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging 2 3
++Elective Specialty Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 2311 Portfolio Development OR 3
ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development for Animation (3)
IMED 2388 Internship-Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia OR 3
++Elective Specialty Elective (3)
+Elective MATH or SPCH Course 3
++Elective Specialty Elective 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 48

+Elective - Students must select either a MATH or SPCH course from below:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing 1 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration 2 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing 2 3
ARTS 2313 Graphic Design 3
ARTS 2316 Painting 1 3
ARTS 2356 Photography 1 (fine arts emphasis) 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
IMED 1391 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2315 Web Design 2 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.