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Prepares students for entry-level position as creator and processor of digital imagery. Layout and creatived position in multimedia, Internet publishing, digital video, publishing, photography, and motion graphics. Digital imaging is one of the basic requirements for all electronic communication delivery systems.
The advent of electronic publishing has revolutionized print communication in many ways, including computer-based document layout, composition, typesetting, illustration, scanning, image modification, reproduction, and distribution. There will be major growth in this field in the future. Employment opportunities will be with commercial printers, corporate electronic publishers, small printers, service bureaus, quick printers, direct mail companies, magazine publishers, advertising, typographers and compositors, freelance publications, newspaper printers, inplant printers, and other still growing applications.
Prepares students for entry-level positions in project planning, copy preparation, camera operation, screen preparation, stencil making, printing, and sales. Due to recent advances in screen printing technology, screen printing is becoming very commercialized. These breakthroughs have allowed screen printing to compete on a large scale with other processes. Productive, challenging careers are growing in the screen printing field at a growing rate.
This program combines business skills in marketing and advertising with technical skills in web design and digital media production. Students will gain a working knowledge of Web 2.0 techniques used in e-marketing such as digital media design, search engine optimization, social networking, and other methods of creating digital content for driving website traffic.
Prepares students with specific skills necessary for employment in the field of multimedia design and production. Students may choose an emphasis in either 3D modeling and animation, which emphasizes production skills and authoring systems, or multimedia design, which emphasizes content development and visual design of multimedia productions. Both areas of emphasis collaborate on an actual multimedia production.
This program is directed at interactive methods of Web production that include creation of audio for the Internet. Students will learn techniques and software to create animated and interactive Web sites and audio production for the Internet.
As the vast web of global and local information networks grow, several skills and forms of literacy are becoming essential for anyone who wants to obtain the full benefits of the communications age.An individual's ability to capitalize on the opportunities offered by interactive communications requires mastery in four key areas: navigation skills, information literacy, distribution skills, and communications literacy. This certificate offers preparation skills for these key areas with an emphasis in Graphic Communications.
This program is directed at alternative methods of digital video compilation and release. Students will learn techniques and software to compile and composite digital video for release on CD ROM, DVD, and the Internet.
This program introduces foundational graphic communications concepts for careers in print production for publishing, digital design and authoring for web development, and video and sound production and editing for motion graphics. The program is a multidisciplinary approach to develop a strong foundation in the creative processes and technologies used by the graphic communications industry. The program offers a valuable perspective through core terminology, essential procedures and processes, equipment, and industry standards. The program will prepare students for entry in our industry as generalists or managers as well as benefit technical communicators, administrators, public relations practitioners, educators, sales and marketing staff, and technical and business professionals. Additionally, students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution will benefit from this program.
Designed to meet the increasing needs of organizations and businesses that distribute publications in both electronic and print media. Specific skills for the Digital Publishing certificate include typography, visual acuity, graphic design, and layout. This certificate prepares students to gain competence with the basic applications used in industry for digital graphics and electronic publishing. Teamwork, problem solving, workflow and production process, communication and creativity are core competencies. Upon completion of this certificate, the student may find a job as a production artist, illustrator, graphic artist, graphic designer, or in digital imaging.
Prepares students with specific skills necessary for entry-level employment in the field of multimedia design and production. Topics in multimedia authoring which includes production skills and authoring systems, multimedia design, content development and visual design of multimedia productions.
This program introduces Web development techniques and methods to design for user-generated content. Social media and Web 2.0 establish leading edge World Wide Web functionality and tools to share information, facilitate commerce, and influence broad communities. Social networks, blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other tools improve marketing, research, communications, customer support, branding, collaboration, and knowledge capture. whether for business, non-profit, or fun, all Websites need to incorporate social media.
Designed to meet the increasing needs of organizations and businesses that publish on the World Wide Web. Specific skills for the Web Graphics certificate include typography, visual acuity, graphic design, Web color, and file formats The certificate prepares students to gain competence with the basic applications used in industry for digital graphics and Web publishing. Teamwork, problem solving, workflow and production process, communication and creativity are core competencies. Upon completion of the certificate, the student may find a job as a Web production artist, graphic production assistant, or graphic designer.
Prepares students with specific skills necessary for employment in the field of Interactive Web multimedia design and production. A high level of skill and time are needed to create professional motion graphics. Specific skills include an attention to detail, knowledge of various illustration and animation software, technical and analytical problem solving, and visual acuity. Teamwork, creativity, communication, understanding of the production process and interactivity are core competencies. Typical job opportunities are in entertainment, business, corporate, and educational industries.