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2021-2022 Art, Humanities, Communication
Art, Humanities, Communication

Emerging Media and Digital Arts Transfer to Southern Oregon University

Associate of Science Degree

About the Program

This Associate of Science (AS) degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). The program is designed for students transferring to its baccalaureate degree program in Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA). Students completing this degree will meet the requirements for the foundation courses within the EMDA degree requirements. Students must work closely with advisors in their areas of interest to ensure electives are appropriate.

The curriculum allows for 44 core credits within the major area. By completing all appropriate credits (including electives), students will fulfill required lower division coursework for transfer to SOU. Students should be aware, however, that if they transfer before completing this degree, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. The program learning outcome for the Emerging Media and Digital Arts Transfer to Southern Oregon University degree is:

Problem Solving: Solve communication problems and carry projects from creation through to the production process; including the skills of problem identification, research and information gathering, analysis, generation of alternative solutions, prototyping, user testing, integration of feedback and the evaluation of outcomes.

Communication. Describe and respond to the audiences and contexts, which communication solutions must address, including recognition of the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shape design decisions.

Demonstration. Create and develop visual concepts in response to communication problems, including an understanding of the principles of visual organization, information hierarchy, symbolic representation, typography, aesthetics, and the construction of original meaningful forms.

Technique. Operate tools and technology, and recognize their roles in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages. Relevant tools and technologies include drawing, offset printing, photography, and time-based and interactive media.

Application. Determine the mode(s) of production required to achieve a specific product and to demonstrate level-appropriate mastery of skills, manual and/or digital, necessary to achieve those products. Apply the principles of color, composition, hierarchy, typography as they relate in the various media—digital, print, motion, 3-D, etc.—that exist in design.

Aesthetic Fluency. Recognize and apply aesthetic principles of design history, theory, and criticism from a variety of perspectives, including those of art history, linguistics, communication and information theory, technology, and the social and cultural use of design objects.

Professionalism. Employ basic business practices and trade ethics related to graphic arts, including the ability to organize design projects and to work productively in client-designer and team relationships in the implementation and evaluation of projects.

Portfolio. Organize and present a portfolio of work that gives evidence of the skills, knowledge, and abilities to begin a graphic design career or transfer to a four-year college for additional study.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete a minimum of 90 credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are also graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

92-100

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CG100

College Success and Survival

0-2

 

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

0-2

 

MTH95

Intermediate Algebra

0-4

 

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

0-4

BT113

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-11

 

 

Fall

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

3

 

 

DDM120

Digital Graphic Design I

3

 

fall/winter terms only

COMM225

Small Group Communication and Problem-solving

3

COMM111/ COMM100/ COMM218

 

DDM150

Computer Illustration (Illustrator)

3

 

 

HE250

Personal Health

3-4

 

or approved Social Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

16-17

 

 

Winter

MTH105

Introduction to Contemporary Math 2

4

 

or higher level math

DDM140

Electronic Publishing Applications I (InDesign)

3

 

 

DDM160

Digital Imaging (Photoshop)

3

 

 

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

 

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Spring

DDM130

Introduction to Adobe Web Tools

3

 

 

DDM220

Digital Graphic Design II

3

 

spring term only

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

3-4

 

or approved Social Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3-4

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary by course)

DDM125

Digital Photography

3

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15-17

 

 

Fall

MUS208

Film Music

3-4

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credit vary by course)

DDM185

Introduction to Digital Video (Premiere)

3

 

 

DDM200

Survey of Design and Film History

3

 

DDM200 fall term only, or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

DDM223

Digital Graphic Design III

3

 

 

WR122

English Composition II

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

16-17

 

 

Winter

CIS195

Web Authoring I

4

 

 

DDM141

Electronic Publishing II (InDesign)

3

 

DDM141 winter term only, or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

DDM224

Digital Graphic Design IV

3

 

DDM224 winter term only, or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

TRSCILAB

Transfer Level Science w/Lab

4-5

 

any approved Science transfer course (credits vary)

DDM190

Introduction to Animation (Adobe Animate)

3

 

 

 

Total Credits:

17-18

 

 

Spring

GEOG110

Introduction to Human Geography

3-4

 

or any approved Social Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

DDM229

Portfolio and Professional Practices

3

 

spring term only

DDM230

Studio Capstone

3

 

DDM230 spring term only, or approved program elective DDM280 (credits vary by course)

BI101

Introduction to Biology I

4-5

 

or any approved Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

BI101L

Introduction to Biology I Lab

0

 

or any approved Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

13-15

 

 

Approved Humanities Electives

(Complete at least two courses from the following list, to match 6-8 credits.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART204,205,206

History of Art I, II, III

4-4-4

COMM115

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

4

ENG104

Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

4

ENG105

Introduction to Literature (Drama)

4

ENG106

Introduction to Literature (Poetry)

4

ENG107

World Literature: Ancient to Classical

4

ENG108

World Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG109

World Literature: Enlightenment to Modern

4

ENG201,202

Shakespeare I, II

4-4

ENG204

Introduction to English Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG205

Introduction to English Literature: 18th Century to Romantic

4

ENG206

Introduction to English Literature: Victorian to Modern

4

ENG253

Survey of American Literature: Colonial

4

ENG254

Survey of American Literature: 19th Century

4

ENG255

Survey of American Literature: 20th Century

4

ENG257

African American Literature

4

ENG260

Introduction to Women Writers

4

ENG275

The Bible as Literature

4

HUM101

Introduction to Humanities: Classical to Medieval

4

HUM102

Introduction to Humanities: Renaissance to Enlightenment

4

HUM103

Introduction to Humanities: Romanticism to 20th Century

4

HUM215

Native American Arts and Cultures: Eskimo/Inuit

4

HUM216

Native American Arts and Cultures: First Nations of the Northwest Coast

4

HUM217

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Plains

4

HUM218

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Southwest

4

HUM219

Native American Arts and Cultures: Peoples of Mexico

4

IS110

Introduction to International Studies

4

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3

MUS108

Music in World Cultures

4

MUS201

Exploring Music: Introduction to Music History

4

MUS205

History of Jazz

3

MUS206

Introduction to Rock Music

3

MUS208

Film Music

3

MUS261

History of Western Music I: Ancient to Baroque

4

MUS262

History of Western Music II: Classical to Romantic

4

MUS263

History of Western Music III: 20th Century to Modern Day

4

MUS264

History of Rock I: The Roots of Rock

3

MUS265

History of Rock II: Rock’s Golden Age

3

MUS266

History of Rock III: Heavy Metal to Hip Hop

3

PHL101,102,103

Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning

4-4-4

REL201

World Religions

4

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology

4

SPAN201,202,203

Second Year Spanish I, II, III

4-4-4

TA141

Fundamentals of Acting

4

WR241,242,243

Imaginative Writing I, II, III

4-4-4

Approved Science Electives

(Complete at least two lab courses from the following list, 8-10 credits. Note that one course can be a regional field studies course.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BI101,102,103

Introduction to Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI121,122

Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II w/lab

4-4

BI211,212,213

General Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI231,232,233

Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI234

Microbiology w/lab

4

CHEM104

Introductory Chemistry w/lab and Recitation

5

CHEM105

Introductory Organic Chemistry w/lab

4

CHEM106

Introductory Biochemistry w/lab

4

CHEM221,222,223

General Chemistry I, II, III w/lab and Recitation

5-5-5

G101,102,103

Introduction to Geology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

GS104

Physical Science: Physics w/lab

4

GS107

Physical Science: Astronomy w/lab

4

GS108

Physical Science: Oceanography w/lab

4

GS170

Regional Field Studies w/lab

4

PH201,202,203

General Physics I, II, III w/lab and Recitation

5-5-5

PH211,212,213

General Physics (Calculus Based) I, II, III
w/lab and Recitation

5-5-5

Approved Social Science Electives

(complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ANTH110,150

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology/Archaeology

4-4

BA101

Introduction to Business

4

BA218

Personal Finance

3

CJ120

Introduction to the Judicial Process

4

CJ200/SOC244

Introduction to Criminology

4

CJ243/SOC243

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

4

COMM237

Communication and Gender

4

ECON115

Introduction to Economics

3

ECON201,202

Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics

4-4

GEOG110

Introduction to Human Geography

4

GEOG120

World Regional Geography

4

HE250, HPE295

Personal Health/Health and Fitness for Life

3-3

HST104

World Civilizations: Prehistory - Middle Ages

4

HST105

World Civilizations: Byzantium - Present

4

HST201

U.S. History through Reconstruction

4

HST202

U.S. History: Post-Reconstruction - Present

4

PS201

U. S. Government: Institutions and Policy

4

PS202

U. S. Government: Ideologies and Political Participation

4

PS203

State and Local Government

4

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

3

PSY119

Psychology of Personal Growth

4

PSY201,202

General Psychology I, II

4-4

PSY215

Life Span Human Development

4

PSY219

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

4

PSY231

Human Sexuality

3

SOC204

Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC205

American Society

4

SOC211

Social Deviance and Social Control

3

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

4

SOC218

Sociology of Gender

4

SOC225

Social Problems and Solutions

4

SOC228

Environment and Society

4

SOC230

Introduction to Gerontology

4

SOC235/HST259

The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience

4

Approved Design and Digital Media Electives

(Complete 12 credits or a sufficient number of electives to meet the total degree requirements of at least 90 credits.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

DDM141

Electronic Publishing II (InDesign)

3

DDM161

Advanced Digital Imaging (Photoshop for Web)

4

DDM170

Motion Graphics (After Effects)

3

DDM186

Advanced Digital Video

3

DDM200

Survey of Design and Film History

3

DDM221

Production Graphics

3

DDM224

Digital Graphic Design IV

3

DDM225

3D Graphics I (Blender)

3

DDM230

Studio Capstone or
DDM280 Cooperative Work Experience/Design and Digital Media

3

DDM235

Website Design

4

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

2 Students may also take MTH111, MTH112, MTH211 and MTH212, MTH243 or MTH251. The Bachelor of Science degree requires two courses (7 or more credits) of math, designated programming, statistics or logic courses. The second course may be completed at RCC or SOU. See an advisor for details.


For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Design Department.

Visual Arts and Design Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: vad@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/vad
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

 

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