2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Internet Development Technologies
Degree Plan: Interactive Media Development Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

  • 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.IDT.INACT.MED.17

This certificate integrates text, digital graphics, audio and video materials into a media-rich, Web information space. Areas of study include interactive animations in Flash, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, and streaming audio and video.

Prerequisites: A working knowledge and understanding of personal computers and operating systems obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1301 or equivalent experience approved by Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging 1 3
+Elective Designated List (three courses) 9-12
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 1
Semester Total 16-19

+Elective Designated List - Students must select a specific emphasis (Multimedia, 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, or Video Game Development) to be awarded the certificate.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1343 Digital Sound 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
ARTV 2401 2-D Animation 1 4
IMED 1491 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation 2 3
ARTV 2401 2-D Animation 1 4
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media 1 3
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation 1 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 1
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering 2 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation 2 3
ARTV 2451 3-D Animation 2 4
GAME 1409 Introduction to Animation Programming 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
GAME 1394 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3
GAME 1403 Introduction to Game Design and Development 4
GAME 1409 Introduction to Animation Programming 4
GAME 1494 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 4
GAME 2342 Game Development Using C++ 3

++Technical Elective - student must select a one-credit hour course shown below:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
IMED 1191 Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design 1
ITCC 1191 Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1
ITNW 1192 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
ITSC 1171 Introduction to Computers 1
ITSC 1191 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
ITSE 1191 Special Topics in Computer Programming 1
ITSY 1191 Special Topics in Information Technology/Security 1

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.