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Digital Multimedia Design

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

​​Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The AAS. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

The AAS. degree program in Digital Multimedia Design is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of interactive and multimedia design, as well as for transfer to a four-year institution. Students will learn the necessary skills, both technically and aesthetically, to create digital multimedia presentations for CDs, DVDs, video or web pages.  
  
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

350

Funding Options

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Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

22 CH

Biology OR Physical Science (3)

Math 118 OR above (4)

Social Science (3)

Fine Arts 107 OR 108 (3)

Humanities 105 OR Philosophy 225 (3)

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ENGLISH 102
Composition 3
Continuation of English 101. Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

39 CH

Art 131 OR Art 142 (3)

Art
ART 144-1
Two Dimensional Design 3
A studio course exploring the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through two-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of media. Fundamental design and experimentation in relationship s of line, shape, textures, and color. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 176
Graphics Design I 3
Creative approach to graphics, using traditional and modern media, such as drawing, painting, photography, constructed and sculptured art; includes reproduction of illustrations relating to advertising, periodical and book publishing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Art 144, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Olive-Harvey
Digital Multimedia
DMD 105
2D Animation 3
This is a studio course that investigates the principles, practices, and philosophy of both traditional and 2D digital animation. Students will develop storyboards, drawings, flip books, and short computer animations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Grade of C or better in Art 131 recommended or taken concurrently, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 121
3D Modeling 3
This is a studio course whose primary orientation is the development of the student's portfolio. The course will introduce students to 3D graphics, principles of perspective and basic principles of 3D modeling. The theory of 3D on the computer will be explored. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101 and DMD 168-1, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 130
Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media 3
Introduction to fundamental design and development principles within the context of digital media production. The course covers principles of design, color theory, typography, information architecture, and layout as it applies to digital media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGLISH 101, CIS 120 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 131
Beg Multimedia Design & Dev 3
This course is an introduction to multimedia authoring using industry standards web authoring software applications. Students will use industry standards vectors and WSYWIG development software to design and develop web and desktop applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, DMD 130, AND DMD 168, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 168-1
Computer Art I 3
Students will be introduced to the concepts of computer art using representative programs and concepts from the profession. Students will be introduced to both raster paint/photo retouching programs and professional quality vector drawing programs. Students will also be introduced to the history of computer art. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101; or consent of department chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 179
Digital Video I 3
Students will learn digital camcorder operation, basic shooting and lighting techniques, basic editing, storyboard creation and video production planning. The history, theory and criticism of video will be discussed. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, CIS 120 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 231
Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development 3
This course builds upon the technical and design skills learned in DMD 130 and 131. Focus in on design skills, intermediate programming skills, basic concepts of object oriented scripting, open source libraries, and designing for mobile devices. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in DMD 131 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 233
Advanced Multimedia Design & Development 3
This course builds upon the technical and design skills learned in DMD 231. Focus is placed on advanced scripting and programming skills along with team-based projects. Students will develop an understanding of team roles, time management, and legal and technical considerations for completing a project, Students work in teams to design and complete a client-based web site. This will provide an opportunity to plan, design, develop, and implement solutions for web/multimedia projects requiring students to analyze, integrate, and synthesize knowledge acquired from previous course work. Writing assignments, appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in DMD 231, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 268-1
Advanced Computer Art 3
This studio course develops an understanding of and skills in computer art at an advanced level. This course builds upon the basic skills developed in DMD 168 and explores more advanced features in both bitmap and vector painting and drawing programs. Students will learn to utilize filters, layers, channels, gradient mesh, advanced type techniques, color correction, and surface and texture creation. This course will also explore preparing images for the web and using vector and bitmap programs in tandem. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in DMD 168, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
DMD 279
Digital Video II 3
Builds upon the foundation of Digital Video I course. Students will learn advanced camera, editing, lighting, special effects, and audio techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in DMD 115 OR DMD 179, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington

Additional Requirements

3 CH
Digital Multimedia
DMD 299
Portfolio & Professional Practice Seminar 3
Students develop an online portfolio using technical and design skills learned in prior multimedia classes. Professional issues related to the business of interactive design will be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in DMD 130, DMD 131, DMD 231, AND DMD 233, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington

Program Elective Requirements

3 CH

Choose ONE of the following:

DMD 115 (3)
DMD 205 (3)
DMD 221 (3)

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

 

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Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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