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Digital Design and Graphics (DDG)

DDG 1000 Survey of Digital Design (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
DDG 1000 provides an overview of the Digital Design and Graphics industry. The student will be introduced to various areas and job opportunities in this field. A basic overview of the printing industry, graphic design, advertising, marketing communications, packaging design, digital painting, logo and corporate identity development, traditional and vector illustration, digital photography, typography, and brand identity will be discussed.
Lecture: 3 hours        Lab fee: $1.00

DDG 1100 Intro to Computer Design (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
DDG 1100 introduces the student to the computer software program most widely used in the digital design and graphics field. A basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign is the primary goal of this course. Students will also be introduced to electronic publishing, specifically InDesign with typographical command sequences and manipulation applications. Special emphasis is placed on its use to generate and create professional quality publications, such as advertisements and newsletters.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours       Lab fee: $18.00

DDG 1200 Color Mgt/Business of Design (A, SP)

3 credits
DDG 1200 is an introduction to color and how color is perceived and managed across different devices and outputs. Techniques will be used to identify, examine, and measure color to ensure color quality. Students will develop an understanding and application of color theory, color perception, and color management for a color’s final destination. Students are also introduced to the business and marketing practices needed, and commonly found, in professional design firms and in freelance design work. Emphasis will be placed on developing professional, interpersonal, and ethical practices particular to design.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $2.00

DDG 1525 Storyboarding (A, SP)

3 credits
DDG 1525 provides students with basic drawing techniques, including proportion of the human figure, perspective, composition, line, and contrast. An in-depth look at line drawings-how to produce them, how to understand their varieties and how this relates to animation and storyboarding. Marketing strategy and research are used to develop an original character and storyboard to provide a visual concept for the client. Verbal and written skills will also be developed for project presentations.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Lab fee: $2.00

DDG 1535 Advertising Design I (A, SP)

3 credits
DDG 1535 provides students with an understanding of how graphic design, package design, advertising and marketing are used together to provide a client with effective visual communications to a specific target market. In the first half of the class, the elements of design, design philosophy, typography, marketing and color will be discussed in preparation for advertising campaign development. In the second half of the course, the student will learn the importance of the package design as an advertising element. Package structure and producing comprehensive package designs will be stressed. Verbal presentation skills will also be developed for project presentation.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1100         Lab fee: $18.00

DDG 1545 Effective Visual Communications (SP)

2 credits
DDG 1545 will focus on the importance, power and dynamics of visual design directed to a specific target audience. Visual communications takes on many forms in graphic design, advertising, poster design, interior and exterior environmental design, digital painting, logo development, brand identity, outdoor advertising, web page development and digital photography.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours.
Prerequisite: DDG 1000       Lab fee: $6.00

DDG 1555 Adobe Photoshop I/A (A, SP)

3 credits
DDG 1555 provides the student with basic and intermediate level knowledge of Adobe Photoshop software. This software will enable the student to design multi-layer digital images. Intermediate to advanced level projects are used for evaluation.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1100       Lab fee: $23.00

DDG 1565 Interactive Adobe InDesign (SP, SU)

3 credits
DDG 1565 expands and introduces students to how Adobe InDesign is interactive. Emphasis will be placed on using master pages to add interactivity, object styles for interactive elements, creating hyperlink destinations, nesting master pages for centralized interactivity, working with imported video and creating navigation points for video, multi-state object animation, and adding artwork for built-in interactivity within the document. The student will learn these skills through project development. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1100     Lab fee: $10.00

DDG 1860 2D Animation (SP)

3 credits
DDG 1860 will teach students about the process of traditional animation. Students will learn the fundamental skills of traditional animation, and animated storytelling, through the creation of pencil tests.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1525    Lab fee: $8.00

DDG 1870 Fundamentals of Design for Animation (SP)

3 credits
DDG 1870 is an appendage to the 2D animation course. Students will learn about shape, gesture, anatomy, shading, and design through the study of the human figure. It will also help the student to further develop their drawing skills, and in understanding basic form and structure in all other disciplines.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1525       Lab fee: $10.00

DDG 2550 Typography Ad & Design (A, SU)

3 credits
DDG 2550 will focus on the importance of type selection and structure in relation to graphic design and advertising. Case studies in applied problem solving will demonstrate knowledge of typographic forms and communications. Designing unique typography for specific products and business applications will be developed.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1535    Lab fee: $9.00

DDG 2650 Digital Painting (A, SU)

3 credits
DDG 2650 will introduce the students to Digital Painting. With the use of various digital painting software programs in conjunction with use of the Wacom tablet. The student will be exposed to digital painting on the computer that will expand the creative thinking of the student. The student will also learn how to apply a variety of effects to their creative drawings. This study will give the appearance of oil painting on canvas. We will study the ideas behind creatively interpreting color, shape, movement and techniques that can be useful in graphic design, photography, art and illustration.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours        Lab fee: $26.00

DDG 2750 Adobe Illustrator I/A (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
DDG 2750 provides the student with a comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. It will cover two-dimensional technical illustration. This software will enable the student to design simple and complex illustrations. Intermediate and advanced level projects are used for evaluation. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1100        Lab fee: $23.00

DDG 2802 Digital Design & Graphics Seminar (SP)

1 credit
DDG 2802 offers an opportunity for supervised application of digital design and graphics knowledge to the specific area of internship. Student must be a Digital Design and Graphics major who has completed 12 hours in the technology and has permission of the instructor.
Seminar: 1 hour
Instructor permission required
Corequisite: DDG 2902       Lab fee: $1.00

DDG 2902 Digital Design & Graphics Practicum (SP)

3 credits
DDG 2902 offers supervised, on-the-job application of knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. Student must be a Digital Design & Graphics major who has completed 12 hours in the technology and has permission of the instructor.
Practicum: 21 hours
Instructor permission required
Corequisite: DDG 2802       Lab fee: $1.00

DDG 2975 Ad Agency/Portfolio Development (On Demand)

3 credits
DDG 2975 is a capstone course for the graphic designer. The student will understand graphic design techniques and portfolio presentation practices. The student will learn how to produce advertising campaigns in two - and three-dimensional form and working in a simulated advertising agency environment, from design concepts to visual applications. In the second half of the course, the student will develop and prepare a traditional portfolio and a portfolio on CD. Creative projects will be selected to create this portfolio. The student will learn how to prepare and maintain a professional portfolio and how to present this portfolio to a prospective employer.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: DDG 1535       Lab fee: $19.00

DDG 2994 Current Topics in Ad & Design (On Demand)

1 credit
Advertising and graphic design is a very creative, fast-paced business. Ideas, hot colors and strategies that motivate consumers change constantly. This class will focus on industry changes and what designers can do to stay on top of their game. Case studies will be reviewed and discussed. Lecture: 1 hour