Visual Communications

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CAT 283 : Graphics and Animation

This course is designed to tap the imagination of the student in a three-dimensional problem solving environment. Topics include a basic introduction to the concepts of 3D design and animation as applied to a design project. Upon completion, students should be able to create and animate objects in a threedimensional environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221

RTV 153 : Practicum in Television/Video I

This course offers supervised campus experience in video/television broadcasting with emphasis in the planning, production and editing of electronic media, announcements and programs. Each semester this sequence of classes will focus on different aspects of the subject.

Credits

3

RTV 154 : Practicum in Television/Video II

This course offers supervised campus experience in video/television broadcasting with emphasis in the planning, production and editing of electronic media, announcements and programs. Each semester this sequence of classes will focus on different aspects of the subject.

Credits

3

VCM 145 : Introduction to Digital Photography

This course is an introduction to digital photography. Emphasis is placed on aesthetic as well as technical aspects of photography. Upon completion, the student should understand quality in photography and be able to apply the techniques necessary to produce professional photographs. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

VCM 150 : Typography

This course is an introduction in using type in graphic design. Emphasis is on typographic techniques used in layout and graphic design. Upon completion, the student should be able to view type as a design element.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221

VCM 180 : Introduction to Graphic Design

This course is an introduction to the various elements of graphic design. Emphasis is on aspects of production design including layout, typography, graphic photography, computer graphics and printing techniques. Upon completion, students should have a basic understanding of the graphics process from concept through production.

Credits

3

VCM 232 : Advanced Computer Graphics

This course is designed to acquaint the student with computer graphics. Topics include illustration and image manipulation. Upon completion, students should be able to apply design principles to computer graphics.

Credits

3

VCM 250 : Introduction to Technical Illustration

This course focuses on technical drawings prepared for industry. Topics include perspective and axonometric drawing. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic drawing and design principles to technical drawings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221 or Permission of instructor

VCM 251 : Technical Illustration

This course focuses on renderings prepared for industry. Various techniques are used to illustrate charts, graphs, perspective and axonometric drawings and enhanced assembly views. Upon completion, students should be able to apply design principles to technical drawings and highly creative drawings using technical skills.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

VCM 250

VCM 281 : Digital Design

This course focuses on products for digital media. Emphasis is on creativity and an understanding of software and production. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply creative design and production skills to finished projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221 and VCM 232 or Permission of instructor

VCM 282 : Advanced Digital Design

This course focuses on advanced applications in the production of digital design. Emphasis is on computer skills, creativity & design. Upon course completion, students should be able to create a multimedia production.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221 and VCM 232 or Permission of instructor

VCM 285 : Multimedia Production

This course introduces the student to multimedia production. Emphasis is on production design, creativity, visual design, and technical skills. Upon course completion, students should be able to create a multimedia production.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221 and VCM 232 or Instructor Permission

VCM 286 : Advanced Multimedia Production

This course focuses on advanced multimedia production. Emphasis is on comprehensive interactive multimedia production. Upon course completion, students should be able to apply creative design and production skills to finished interactive projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

VCM 285 or Permission of instructor