Digital Media Design - Graphic Design (Certificate)
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Digital Media Design - Graphic Design (Certificate)*

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 33 credit hours
Certificate of Mastery in Graphic Design

Students earning the Certificate of Mastery in Graphic Design will receive hands-on training in design theory, illustration, and state-of-the-art production methods in electronic publishing, computer drawing and digital imaging. This certificate 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. *Certificate pending OSRHE approval.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    DMD 1013 Creativity and Design 3 Major C
    DMD 1053 Electronic Publishing: Indesign I 3 Major C
    DMD 2773 Image Editing: Photoshop I 3 Major C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    DMD 1023 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 Major C
    DMD 1183 Computer Drawing: Illustrator 3 Major C
    DMD 2053 Electronic Publishing: Indesign II 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    DMD 1513 Graphic Design 3 Major C
    DMD 2783 Image Editing: Photoshop II 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    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: DMD 1013 (C); DMD 1023 (C); DMD 1053 (C); DMD 1183 (C); DMD 1513 (C); DMD 2053 (C); DMD 2323 (C); DMD 2353 (B); DMD 2773 (C); DMD 2783 (C); DMD 2803 (B)

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

    (C) A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved

    (B) A grade of "B" or higher must be achieved

  • Program Notes
    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.
  • Course Descriptions

    Digital Media Design

    DMD 1013 - Creativity and Design
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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.

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