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Fundamentals of Digital ImagingThis course is designed to give the learner the best possible solutions to their digital design projects. The student will use a scanner and digital camera to acquire images into Photoshop. Once in Photoshop, the student will learn how the image interacts with resolution, image size, pixel dimension, color modes, enhancement tools, and digital output. Included in the coursework is terminology, evaluation of images, acquisition of images, image tonal correction, image transport, and file formats.2MGDP1310MGDP1235View
Illustrator This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge and understanding of Adobe`s powerful vector based drawing program: Illustrator. Students will learn with step-by-step instruction, in-depth explanation, and creative projects. Skill building will occur through hands-on projects that cover Illustrator's powerful drawing functions, transformation features, patterns, brushes, filters, effects, graph creation, 3D, and print file preparation. 3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200 and MGDP1205 or concurrent or instructor approvalMGDP1240View
Web Design & Development IThis course will introduce students to the basics of the latest version of HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) while preparing them for more advanced studies. Students will learn HTML and CSS from the ground up, beginning with solid industry standard concepts. Instruction will stress designing for backward and forward compatibility, usability, and accessibility using standards-based markup. Topics include asset management, image optimization, web hosting, site planning, and the various tools web designers use to produce effective websites that meet industry demands. Students will plan, design and develop a basic web site utilizing HTML and CSS according to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901MGDP1250View
XHTMLThis course will introduce students to the basics of XHTML (the web markup language) and prepare them for more advanced studies. Students will learn XHTML from the ground up, beginning with solid HTML concepts. Standards-based instruction will stress designing for backward and forward compatibility, usability, and accessibility. Students will develop and publish Web pages that include XHTML techniques while using tables, frames, and forms. 3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200MGDP1265View
Macintosh Computer TechnologyFeaturing Mac OS 10.X this course is designed to provide the student with in depth technical information related to the operation of the Macintosh computer. Emphasis will be placed on solving hardware, software and general application problems, understanding the control panel settings; upgrading hardware and software and running diagnostics available for the Macintosh. Other areas to be covered include the proper procedure for adding external or internal devices, installing RAM, installing and preparing a new hard drive, software and systems installations, file management techniques and font problems.3CPLT1200 or instructor approvalMGDP1270View
Fundamentals in Web ImagingThis course explores web-safe color issues and image quality as well as image maps, rollovers, remote rollovers, transparency, simple animation, tables, buttons, rules and backgrounds. Discover the file formats and tools available to create images with small file sizes for quick download time such as: gif, png and jpeg (file formats). This course will also include copyright issues as well as hints and tips to find images you can use copyright free.2MGDP1230, MGDP1265 or equivalent or instructor approval MGDP1285View
InDesignAdobe InDesign is a professional, industry standard page layout tool that allows you to integrate text and graphics with unparalleled precision and control. It provides seamless integration with Adobe's other production tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. In this course you will cover basics of InDesign's workspace, document set-up, text formatting, layers, objects, frames, color models, graphic creation and modification, text linking and wrapping, bezier drawing techniques, tabs, tables, preflighting and printing.3MGDP1205 or instructor approvalMGDP1310View
Advanced Page LayoutThis is an intermediate level of digital page layout designed to solidify concepts learned in the introductory page layout courses. This project-based course takes basic skills to the next level and focuses on production standards for using digital page layout using Adobe InDesign. Students will be required to create various single and multi-page projects emphasizing their ability to utilize page design, color application, color separation, libraries, style sheets, multi-page/master pages, advanced typographical techniques, and various output devices. A final portfolio quality capstone project will culminate course work.3MGDP1230, MGDP1235, MGDP1240, MGDP1310, and MGDP2010 or instructor approvalMGDP1330View
Advanced PhotoshopThis course will cover advanced Photoshop techniques. Included in the course will be combining layers, using layer comps; blend modes used in layers and tools; advanced masking techniques, image presentation, Camera RAW, software integration, output resolution issues, using file formats for various outputs, color modes, color correction for print media and digital formats, duotones, tritones and quadtones, special effects, 3D image manipulation, and vanishing points. Other timely topics will be covered as technology changes during the course structure.3MGDP1230, or instructor approvalMGDP1340View
Advanced IllustratorThis course is designed to give the student a more in-depth working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. The student will learn how to use more advanced Illustrator techniques in order to produce original digital artwork. This course will cover software integration with other Creative Suite software. 3MGDP1240, or instructor approvalMGDP1350View