Digital Media Design: Graphic Design Option
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Digital Media Design: Graphic Design Option

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours
Digital Media Design: Graphic Design Options students receive hands-on training in design theory, illustration, and state-of-the-art production methods in electronic publishing, computer drawing and digital imaging. Primary focus is on the print media. This associate degree prepares graduates to work as designers, print media production artists, Web page creators, multimedia presentation producers, illustrators, or digital photography manipulators. Graduates work for advertising agencies, individual companies, printing companies, service bureaus, multimedia agencies, newspapers, magazines, television stations, screen printers, graphic design businesses, photo labs, or as independent graphic artists. Digital Media Design students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution should enroll in the Visual Arts program for an Associate in Arts degree. Transfer students should contact your faculty advisor for more information.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    DMD 1013 CREATIVITY AND DESIGN 3 Major
    DMD 1053 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING: INDESIGN I 3 Major C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 Gen Ed  
    DMD 1023 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 Major
    DMD 1183 COMPUTER DRAWING: ILLUSTRATOR 3 Major
    DMD 2053 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING: INDESIGN II 3 Major
    DMD 2773 IMAGE EDITING: PHOTOSHOP I 3 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    APPM 1223 MATHEMATICS FOR TECHNICAL CAREERS I  OR Support  
    BUS 1323 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS CAREERS  OR Support  
    MATH ANY 1000 LEVEL MATH COURSE 3 Support  
    GEN ED GEN ED ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    SUPP GUIDED SUPPORT ELECTIVE 3 Support  
    DMD 1513 GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 Major
    DMD 2783 IMAGE EDITING: PHOTOSHOP II 3 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR  OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR 3 Gen Ed  
    SUPP GUIDED SUPPORT ELECTIVE 3 Support  
    DMD 2323 PUBLICATION DESIGN 3 Major C
    DMD 2353 APPLIED GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 Major B
    DMD 2803 PORTFOLIO PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION 3 Major B
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (33 Credit Hours) DMD 1013; DMD 1023; DMD 1053; DMD 1183; DMD 1513; DMD 2053; DMD 2323; DMD 2353; DMD 2773; DMD 2783; DMD 2803

    General Education Courses: (18 Credit Hours) English: ENGL 1113: ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Humanities Elective (3 credit hours); General Education elective (3 credit hours)

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (9 Credit Hours) APPM 1223, BUS 1323, or any 1000 level Math course; ** 6 credit hours of Approved Support Electives chosen from any course with the prefix of ART, DMD, JB, FVP, or MU.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Applied Mathematics

    APPM 1223 - MATHEMATICS FOR TECHNICAL CAREERS I
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score; Co-requisite: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will apply principles of basic algebra, equations, functions and graphs, factoring, and fractions in the solutions of technical problems.

    Business

    BUS 1323 - MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS CAREERS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the ability to use basic mathematical processes, and use mathematical concepts in solving everyday business problems in operations, trade, taxation, accounting and finance.

    Digital Media Design

    DMD 1013 - CREATIVITY AND DESIGN
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    This course combines theory and problem-solving assignments to introduce students to the main concepts of creativity and design. Throughout this course students will exam the principles of design and critical thinking skills that lead to creative solutions. Within this collaborative learning environment students will complete hands on activities that stimulate innovation and promote life long learning.

    DMD 1023 - INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN
    Prerequisites: DMD 1053
    3 CREDITS

    The student will be introduced to the principles of design, color, typography, and the design process. Student proficiency will be demonstrated by the successful completion of projects.

    DMD 1053 - ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING: INDESIGN I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate proficiency in using the Macintosh computer in the production of various types of printed material. In addition, they will demonstrate skills in specifying typography, importing photos and artwork into documents, the application of design principles, and preparing documents for the commercial printing process.

    DMD 1183 - COMPUTER DRAWING: ILLUSTRATOR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate knowledge of vector illustration techniques using Adobe Illustrator software. Students will also create and edit graphic objects and type, select various menu commands, and use keyboard shortcuts.

    DMD 1513 - GRAPHIC DESIGN
    Prerequisites: DMD 1053; DMD 1023
    3 CREDITS

    The student will apply design principles, color, typography, problem solving, and production skills to create effective designs for print and electronic media. Student proficiency will be demonstrated by the successful completion of projects.

    DMD 2053 - ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING: INDESIGN II
    Prerequisites: DMD 1053
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the proficiency using advanced functions and commands of electronic desktop publishing. This will include libraries, master pages, color separations, prepress document preparation, working with graphic files, and templates.

    DMD 2323 - PUBLICATION DESIGN
    Prerequisites: DMD 1023
    3 CREDITS

    The student will design newspaper and magazine elements that meet industry standards for print and electronic media. Student will demonstrate understanding of elements of a publication, publication layout, design principles, color, typography, problem solving, and production skills through the successful completion of projects.

    DMD 2353 - APPLIED GRAPHIC DESIGN
    Prerequisites: DMD 1513
    3 CREDITS

    The student will apply skills learned in previous classes to produce real projects for the College or community. Students will design and produce a variety of production pieces.

    DMD 2773 - IMAGE EDITING: PHOTOSHOP I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the tools and functions of Photoshop software program. The student will complete projects which indicate an understanding of image retouching and manipulation, color correction, image sharpening, RGB color, CYMK color, separations, channels, paths, and filters.

    DMD 2783 - IMAGE EDITING: PHOTOSHOP II
    Prerequisites: DMD 2773
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of more advanced functions of the Photoshop software program. Student proficiency will be demonstrated by successfully completing projects which require skills in advanced techniques in selection, layering, color correction, and image manipulation.

    DMD 2803 - PORTFOLIO PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION
    Prerequisites: DMD 1013; DMD 1053; DMD 1183; AND DMD 2783
    3 CREDITS

    The student will prepare a professional portfolio for presentation and evaluation. The portfolio will include a resume, matted projects and other pieces that demonstrate the student's ability to apply skills and techniques acquired in the program.

    Electives

    GEN ED - GEN ED ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    MATH - ANY 1000 LEVEL MATH COURSE
    Prerequisites: With appropriate prerequisite.
    3 CREDITS

    Any 1000 level Mathematics course

    SUPP - GUIDED SUPPORT ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Guided Support elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3 CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1870 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, the student will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in his society and help resolve conflict in society based on the students search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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