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2022-2023 Art, Humanities, Communication
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Art, Humanities, Communication

Design and Digital Media

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

This program is for students interested in visual communication and digital arts and prepares them for entry-level employment in graphic design, web design and advertising design positions within organizations. Courses cover principles of design, creative problem solving, art/design history, drawing, typography, and portfolio building. With core instruction based in aesthetic concepts and computer graphics applications, students learn to develop and integrate strong design technique with computer skill sets. These include instruction in digital imaging, graphic illustration, publication design, and web authoring, as well as opportunities for instruction in video production, social media, 3D modeling, digital animation and digital photography.

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 programs are:

  • Apply the principles of art to assist with the design process.
  • Create varied visual concepts in response to communication problems.
  • Create a professionally designed portfolio using appropriate digital media tools.
  • Organize, implement, and evaluate design 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.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Visual Arts and Design Chair’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.

If students intend to transfer to SOU's Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or visit www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their degrees. Certain prerequisite and 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.

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.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90-93
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

 

Required for graduation.

MTH20

Pre-algebra

 

or designated placement score

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

BT113

or designated placement score

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s): 0-9

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

ART115

Basic Design (Composition)

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

 MTH60

or higher-level math

DDM120

Digital Graphic Design I

 

fall/winter terms only

DDM150

Computer Illustration (Illustrator)

 

 

HE250

Personal Health

 

or HE112, HE252, HE261 or HPE295 (credits vary by course)

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Winter

ART116

Basic Design (Color Theory)

 

 

DDM140

Electronic Publishing Applications I (InDesign)

 

 

DDM160

Digital Imaging (Photoshop)

 

 

WR121

English Composition I

 

 

 

Term Credits: 13

 

 

Spring

DDM130

Introduction to Adobe Web Tools

 

 

DDM220

Digital Graphic Design II

 

spring term only

DDM221

Production Graphics

 

spring term only

DDM125

Digital Photography

 

or approved program elective (credits vary)

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

 

or approved program elective (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

ART222

Graphic Design (Typography)

 

 

DDM231

Content Management Systems (Word Press)

 

fall term only

DDM200

Survey of Design and Film History

 

fall term only

DDM223

Digital Graphic Design III

 

fall term only

DDM185

Introduction to Digital Video (Premiere)

 

or approved program elective (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Winter

CIS195

Web Authoring I

 

 

DDM141

Electronic Publishing II (InDesign)

 

winter term only

DDM224

Digital Graphic Design IV

 

winter term only

DDM190

Introduction to Animation (Adobe Animate)

 

DDM190 winter only, or approved program elective (credits vary)

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

BT101

 

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Spring

BA243

Social Media Marketing

BT106

 

DDM229

Portfolio and Professional Practices

 

spring term only

DDM230

Studio Capstone

DDM280

spring term only

DDM170

Motion Graphics (After Affects)

 

DDM170 spring term only, or approved program elective (credits vary)

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

COMM218

 

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(16-17 credits - complete a sufficient number of electives to meet the total degree requirements)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART120

Introduction to Digital Art

3

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

3

ART132

Introduction to Drawing (Line)

3

ART234

Figure Drawing I

3

ART237

Illustration (Black and White Media)

3

ART238

Illustration (Color Media)

3

ART239

Illustration (Perspective)

3

ART281

Painting I

3

ART294

Watercolor I

3

BA223

Principles of Marketing or
BT250 Entrepreneurship

3

BT121

Digital Marketing and e-Commerce

4

DDM125

Digital Photography

3

DDM161

Advanced Digital Imaging (Photoshop for Web)

4

DDM170

Motion Graphics (After Effects)

3

DDM185

Introduction to Digital Video (Premiere)

3

DDM186

Advanced Digital Video

3

DDM190

Introduction to Animation (Adobe Animate)

3

DDM225

3D Graphics Design (Blender)

3

DDM235

Website Design

4

DDM280

Cooperative Work Experience/Design and Digital Media (if not taken as part of core)

variable

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120/CS120 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: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/vad
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

 

2022-23 RCC Catalog