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

Design and Digital Media

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Design and Digital Media three-term certificate program is designed to give students a solid foundation in layout/design concepts and computer graphics applications for print and Web. These include desktop publishing, graphic illustration, digital imaging, and Web page design. Students will also receive instruction in computer fundamentals including terminology, software use, hardware configuration, and operating systems.

All courses in the program have high academic standards and serve dual purposes: They prepare students for careers or serve as a vehicle for those wishing to learn specific skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Design and Digital Media are:

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.

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.

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.

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 colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Design and Digital Media Coordinator’s approval. 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. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing the credits in the program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their certificates. Certain required courses are 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. Credits earned in this program can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

47

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

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

0-2

 

MTH20

Pre-algebra

0-4

 

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

0-4

BT113

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-10

 

 

Fall

ART115

Basic Design (Composition)

3

 

 

DDM120

Digital Graphic Design I

3

 

fall term only

DDM140

Electronic Publishing Applications I (InDesign)

3

 

fall term only

DDM160

Digital Imaging (Photoshop)

3

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

 MTH60

or higher level math

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Winter

ART116

Basic Design (Color Theory)

3

 

 

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

3

ART222

 

DDM141

Electronic Publishing Applications II (InDesign)

3

 

winter term only

DDM150

Computer Illustration (Illustrator)

3

 

 

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Spring

ART234

Figure Drawing I

3

ART237

 

DDM130

Introduction to Adobe Web Tools

3

 

spring term only

DDM220

Digital Graphic Design II

3

 

spring term only

DDM221

Production Graphics

3

 

spring term only

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

3

BT101

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

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

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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