Design and Media Production

DMPT 1000 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: None
Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.

DMPT 1005 VECTOR GRAPHICS (30-60-4)
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 (30-60-4)
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 1055 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, input/output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

DMPT 1600 INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION (30-60-4)
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 2330 INTRODUCTION TO CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (30-60-4)
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 (30-60-4)
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 (30-60-4)
Prerequisites: None
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 (30-60-4)
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 (30-60-4)
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 (30-60-4)
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 2640 COLOR GRADING (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 2600
This course will introduce students to color balancing and grading techniques.

DMPT 2650 VISUAL EFFECTS (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: DMPT 2605
The course will teach students techniques in compositing video with visual effects which includes incorporating 3D elements and pre-keyed footage, applying digital lighting and shading techniques, and applying 3rd party plugins with the goal of creating realistic-looking visual effects.

DMPT 2660 SPECIAL PROJECTS (0-120-4)
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
In this course students will work closely with the instructor to develop complex, portfolio quality work that reflects his or her skill set in postproduction. Depending on complexity, the instructor may ask students to create a single project, or multiple projects. These may include, but are not limited to, works using motion graphics, visual effects, animation, editing, color grading, or post-production audio.

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 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.