Courses: Digital Media

DIGITAL MEDIA (DMED)

Course descriptions from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

DMED 120 NetPrep Web Development (3)

This course will prepare students to analyze, design, build and implement websites. Areas covered include identification of information objects, the creation of flow diagrams, the use of multimedia, the use of hyperlinks, navigational efficiency, text creation and the appropriate use of maps, menus and frames.

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 22 or ENG 24, with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ICS 100.

DMED 122 NetPrep Flash Animation (3)

This course introduces the basic principles of Web animation using Macromedia Flash. Students will learn how to plan a scene for Web animation, which includes thumbnails, exposure sheets, layouts, staging, and motion composition.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent and ART 113D, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 121.

DMED 130 Pre-Production: Digital Video (3)

This course covers pre-production processes for film and video. Students learn to plan media productions and craft scripts for various media. Emphasis on writing, designing and presenting a storyboard and story reel using digital tools.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: Art 113D.

DMED 131 Introduction to Digital Video (3)

This course introduces digital video production techniques including: camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital Prosumer camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, the concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of film and video editing.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing (3)

This course introduces digital video production techniques including: camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital Prosumer camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, the concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of film and video editing.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 133 Sound Design for Digital Media (3)

Utilization of audio within the context of digital media production. Elements of sound design, production and implementation will be covered. A survey of acquisition and post-production technology and techniques used in media production will be included within the course.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130

DMED 140 Principles of Animation (3)

This course focuses on the principles and history of animation. Students will review live action and animated examples, learning the mysteries of making an animated character come to life. Topics include animation history, animation principles and how the timeline in a graphics software program can give movement to individual frames. Students will focus on traditional animation principles and how they are effectively applied in digital animation environments. Additional topics include key-framing strategies, timing and visual rhythm.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 141 Introduction to 3D Animation (3)

DMED 141 is a course in the design and production of 3D animation and visual effects for film, television and multimedia applications. Topics include three- dimensional rendering; the relationship between 2D and 3D animation; and multimedia concepts and production procedures.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 140 (can be taken concurrently).

DMED 150 Film Analysis & Storytelling (3)

Students will explore the techniques of effective storytelling in film and video through analysis of film transitions, shot types and angles, montage, mise en scene, blocking, and camera movement. Attention will be paid to special needs of animation, such as creating the role of the camera and cutting, in hand drawn or all digital film. A history of film discovery will be explored. (DA)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 160 Media Literacy and Ethics (3)

This course explores media literacy, ethics, and law. Ethical principles and standards are explored in relation to digital media and Internet content. Course topics include: media and democracy, deconstructing media messages, copyright and intellectual property, digital media distribution, global perspectives on media, and the social responsibility of media makers. The course explores the advertising, journalism, television, film, and gaming industries.

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 22 or ENG 24, with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

DMED 200 Electronic Portfolio (3)

DMED 200 is a course in how to digitize and store student portfolio projects using a range of technologies and multimedia elements. This course asks students to summarize all work done in previous courses. The work will be developed into presentation formats such as CD-ROM, DVD, video and the Internet.

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better, or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 235 Digital Video Pre-Production for the Web (3)

Students build on skills learned in DMED 131 Introduction to Digital Video, and /or DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing, DMED 133 Sound Design for Digital Media. This course reinforces the skills necessary for preplanning of effective video production for distribution over the Internet. Topics include brainstorming ideas, writing of treatments, script writing and storyboarding.

Prerequisites: DMED 131 or 132, and DMED 133 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: DMED 236

Rec Prep: DMED 130 and DMED 150

DMED 236 Advanced Digital Video for the Web (3)

Students build on skills learned in DMED 131 Introduction to Digital Video, and /or DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing, and DMED 133 Sound Design for Digital Media. This course reinforces the skills necessary that utilize audio, video, graphics, and motion to communicate effectively. Students will create productions that emphasize the aesthetic and technical capabilities of the medium for distribution over the Internet.

Prerequisites: DMED 131 or 132, and DMED 133 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: Concurrent registration with DMED 235.

Rec Prep: DMED 130 and DMED 150

DMED 240 Animation & Special Effects (3)

This course focuses on advanced 2-D animation techniques for film, television and multimedia. Students will further enhance motion concepts in animation and develop advanced compositing, sound and editing skills.

Prerequisite: DMED 140 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 241 3D Motion Graphics (3)

This course trains students to create broadcast-quality motion graphics for TV and web. Building on skills learned in DMED141, students will conceive and develop 3D motion graphic projects such as station idents, show titles, corporate logo animations , and the like. Students will learn to use 3D software in conjunction with digital compositing software to create an industry-standard motion graphics showreel. Topics include storyboarding, modeling, typography, animation, and compositing.

Prerequisite: DMED 141 with grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 140 and DMED 240

DMED 242 Character Animation (3)

This course moves deeper into the heart of animation studying techniques in character design and animation. The focus is on storytelling, filmmaking, performance and actually making a movie. Students will begin developing stories and characters. Dialogue, lip sync and character interaction will be explored in detail.

Prerequisite: DMED 141 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 243 3D Modeling and Animation (3)

This course covers the concepts of 3D modeling and animation. Students will establish a foundation of 3D computer animation theory and concepts along with an introduction to curves, surfaces, nurbs, polygons, textures, modeling, animation, lighting and rendering.

Prerequisite: DMED 141 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 251 Media Entrepreneurship (3)

This course introduces students to entrepreneurship in the media industries. Course content includes: principles of entrepreneurship, media economics, and evolving business models for the media industries. Students will identify, develop, and pitch ideas for media businesses, while learning to fund, operate, and manage media companies. State-specific business and legal concerns are covered.

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better, or instructor consent.

Rec Prep: DMED 261.

DMED 261 Digital Media Marketing and Online Distribution (3)

This course provides an overview of best practices for leveraging video sharing platforms, social networks, websites, search engines and other online tools. Learn to integrate and utilize these tools to distribute, market, and monetize media content online.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or qualified for ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 131.

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