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DIGITAL MEDIA (DMED) Courses

DMED 113 Introduction to Layout Design (3)
Introduction to the technology, vocabulary and procedures of basic paste up for preparing digital mechanicals for offset print production. Emphasis is on preparing simple mechanicals for brochures, newspaper ads and other print formats.
Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: ART 113D.

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: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: ICS 100.

DMED 121 NetPrep Web Site Design (3)
This is an introductory course in Web Site Design. The focus is on basic graphic design concepts, Web Site accessibility, Web graphics concepts and practices, information architecture, navigation design and graphical user interface design.
Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent and ART 112, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 120.

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 equivalent and ART 113D, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 121.

DMED 130 Digital Storyboard (3)
Introduction to writing and designing a digital storyboard, using a non-linear editing tool, to create a movie.
Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: 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 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent, all with a grade
of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 130.

DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing (3)
This post-production course focuses on the theory and art of non-linear video editing, log and capture footage, three-point editing, trimming, motion effects, audio mixing, and exporting digital file formats for the web, CD, video and DVD authoring. The course emphasizes the aesthetics of editing, including continuity, pacing, and dramatic structure.
Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade
of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: 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 along with legal and copyright issues.  A survey of current technology and techniques used in media production will be included within the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 and MATH 24 or equivalent,
with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: DMED 130

DMED 140 Principles of Animation (3)
This course focuses on the principles of all the aspects of computer animation that fit into the category of visual effects. Students will review case studies and learn some of the mysteries behind the production of convincing special effects. Topics include compositing, dynamics and simulation, rendering approaches and algorithms, 3D painting techniques, digital tracking systems, lighting and layout techniques.
Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 130.

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. (formerly DMED 197M)
Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 140 (can be taken concurrently).

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