Digital Media Design - Photography-Digital-Imaging (Certificate)
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Digital Media Design - Photography-Digital Imaging (Certificate)*

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 33 credit hours
Certificate of Mastery in Photography-Digital Imaging

The student will learn the technology and techniques professionals use in photography and electronic imaging. Students work with digital cameras, computers, software and scanners used to produce and manipulate photographs and digital photographic images. A Certificate of Mastery in Photography/Digital Imaging will prepare students to enter the job market immediately after graduating. Career opportunities may be available as a photographer, prepress technician, photo lab technician or related digital media design positions in advertising or public relations. 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. Consult your faculty adviser 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 1053 Electronic Publishing: Indesign I 3 Major C
    DMD 2153 Digital Photography II 3 Major C
    DMD 2783 Image Editing: Photoshop II 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    DMD 1183 Computer Drawing: Illustrator 3 Major C
    DMD 2163 Photojournalism 3 Major C
    DMD 2253 Advertising Photography 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    DMD 2363 Portrait Photography 3 Major  C
    DMD 2803 Portfolio Preparation and Presentation 3 Major  B
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: DMD 1013 (C); DMD 1053 (C); DMD 1153 (C); DMD 1183 (C); DMD 2153 (C); DMD 2163 (C); DMD 2253 (C); DMD 2363 (C); 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 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 2153 - Digital Photography II
    Prerequisites: DMD 1153
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of DSLR camera operations, exposure, exposure controls, lenses, depth of field, shutter speeds, existing lighting, and basic lighting techniques using studio lighting and electronic flash. Student proficiency will be indicated by successful completion of projects and the development of a one-person exhibit or portfolio.

    DMD 2163 - Photojournalism
    Prerequisites: DMD 2153
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the skills used in publication photography. These skills include knowledge of equipment, special lighting, compositional techniques, and publication requirements used in photographing news events and photo essays. Student proficiency will be indicated by successful completion of projects and the development of a one-person exhibit or portfolio.

    DMD 2253 - Advertising Photography
    Prerequisites: DMD 2153
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the skills used in catalog and advertising photography. These skills include knowledge of equipment, special lighting, and compositional techniques used in the studio and on location. Student proficiency will be indicated by successful completion of projects and the development of a one-person exhibit or portfolio.

    DMD 2363 - Portrait Photography
    Prerequisites: DMD 2153
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the skills required to photograph people in the studio and on location. These skills include knowledge of equipment, special lighting, and posing techniques. Student proficiency will be indicated by successful completion of projects and the development of a one-person exhibit or portfolio.

    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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