Design and Media Production

DMPT 1000 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN AND MEDIA PRODUCTION (45-90-6)
Prerequisite: None
This course covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.

DMPT 1005 VECTOR GRAPHICS (15-120-5)
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the creation of vector imagery.  Students will learn to draw illustrations, transform objects, work with layers, patterns, brushes, and filters, use effects and create graphics for the various applications. The focus will be on learning the essential tools, basic operation and commands used in the creation of vector graphics used in different media fields.

DMPT 1010 RASTER IMAGING (15-120-5)
Prerequisite: None
In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.

DMPT 1600 INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of video production. Students will learn the basic terminology and techniques of video production through analysis of produced video works as well as hands-on experience. Students will be introduced to basic digital video production including: pre-production and planning, camera operation and framing, lighting, sound, and post-production with basic editing.

DMPT 2300 FOUNDATIONS OF INTERFACE DESIGN (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course lays the foundation for an in-depth study of web Interface design. Students will be exposed to the basics of information architecture, usability studies, and basic web graphic element creation. These studies will be used as a basis to develop comprehensive web layout and navigation systems. Topics include: thumbnails, sitemaps, common usability problems, page mock-ups, style sheets, and incorporating external media files.

DMPT 2305 WEB INTERFACE DESIGN (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 2300
This course introduces best practices for interaction design and user experience. This course begins with a review of static page design and progresses into Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) construction. Students will be introduced to JavaScript as a means of expanding page interactivity. Students will learn to upload websites, retrieve, and replace pages on a server.

DMPT 2310 ANIMATION FOR WEB (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course begins with Keyframe animation and Tween animation and then progresses into code driven functionality. Students will be introduced to ActionScript or a similar language and use it to incorporate interactive navigation elements, sound and video files.

DMPT 2330 INTRODUCTION TO CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
In this introduction to CMS, the student learns the basics of installing and configuring a Content Management System (CMS) to easily build blogs and small web sites. Students will perform common tasks using any of the most popular (and free) Content Management Systems.

DMPT 2400 BASIC 3D MODELING AND ANIMATION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: None
An introduction to 3D Animation software and component visualization. Students will be introduced to software and basic techniques to begin creating models and material for animation projects. Students will also be introduced to basic lighting and animation concepts so that they will be able to develop a complete animation using 3D software at the end of this course.

DMPT 2600 BASIC VIDEO EDITING (15-90-4)
Prerequisites: DMPT 1005, DMPT 1010, DMPT 1600
An introduction to basic audio and video editing techniques used in digital video production with non-linear software. Students will be introduced to the primary feature set and interface of video editing software and will learn to perform basic editing functions that include setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques and tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and output.

DMPT 2605 INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO COMPOSITING AND BROADCAST ANIMATION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 1010
This course introduces how to create and animate motion graphics. Students will learn to create dynamic animated titles and logos, animate raster and vector image file graphics, composite and edit multi-layered special effects using footage, work with shapes and masks, work with 3D elements, apply and animate various effect filters, and analyze and compress digital video for different output specifications. Students will be exposed to compositing concepts, techniques, and terminology used in finalizing a video or animation project.

DMPT 2610 INTERMEDIATE VIDEO COMPOSITING AND BROADCAST ANIMATION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 2605
This course will expose students to advanced techniques used in finalizing a video or animation project using compositing software. The class will reinforce compositing concepts, workflow techniques and terminology that students have learned in previous classes. More advanced tools and techniques will be introduced to focus on overall project workflow.

DMPT 2615 INTERMEDIATE VIDEO EDITING (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 2600
This course will focus on more advanced editing and finishing techniques. Students will explore different editing styles and techniques for different genres and learn how to use these techniques to create complex compositions with polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, edit and mix audio, work with nested sequences, create effects, use filters creatively, color correct video, and manage clips and media.

DMPT 2620 INTERMEDIATE GRAPHICS FOR TELEVISION (15-105-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 1010
The student will apply knowledge from the Introduction to Raster Imaging to creating static graphics for broadcast. Emphasis will be placed upon aesthetics and techniques, working with filters, compositing, layering, creating alpha channels, creating mattes, creating titles and effects as well as importing images to the application. The student will also learn how to export multi-layer graphics into applicable animation and editing applications.

DMPT 2625 DVD AUTHORING (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 1010, DMPT 2600, DMPT 2605
This course will provide design techniques and strategies for authoring DVDs. Students will create interactive navigational interfaces for their own projects. Students will "author" a DVD by crating buttons, interactive links, and slideshows.

DMPT 2900 PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP I (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.

DMPT 2905 PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP II (0-180-4)
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.

DMPT 2910 PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP III (0-225-5)
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.

DMPT 2930 EXIT REVIEW (0-180-4)
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
Emphasis is placed on student's production of portforlio-quality pieces. Focuses on the preparation for entry into the job market.