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The Associate Degree of Science in Digital Media Communications requires core computer technology and general education courses. Students will gain a depth of knowledge and hands-on experience in a variety of graphic design, web design and animation courses using industry standard software. The program enables students to build their design and technology skills to prepare for an entry level career in graphic design for print and digital communication, as well as offer options for transfer to a four-year program. The program requires a 1 credit portfolio capstone course. Courses are offered on a rotating semester basis and many courses are delivered in a hybrid format. A basic understanding of computers, in both Windows and Macintosh platforms and an appreciation for design is desirable for success. Students should work with their advisor to plan course selections to optimize program completion time.

Requirements

Technical Standards
Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and should have the ability to communicate effectively to gather and convey information. They should be able to sit at a computer workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time, and be able to replicate teacher-demonstrated procedures. They should apply principles, concepts, and procedures for industry standards, behave appropriately in both self-directed and shared learning environments, and perform algebraic calculations.

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Computer Technologies more than five years old will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

General Education Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101G First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
SOCI120G Society and Technological Change 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ARTS124G Art, Design, and Color 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
English Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Liberal Arts Elective 6
Classroom , Lab , Total 6
MATH150G College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits 28

Technical Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CIS112G Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT115G Introduction to Graphic Design 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS124G Web Development I 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT125G Introduction to Animation 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS292G Portfolio Preparation and Presentation 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
Total Credits 13

Elective Courses

Choose 9 courses for 27/28 credits

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CIS134G Web Style and Design 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT135G Introduction to Photoshop 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT142G Publication Design 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
DGMT175G Adobe Illustrator 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT215G Advanced Graphic Design 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
ARTS126G Typography 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
DGMT225G Introduction to Print Technology 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT205G Advanced Photoshop 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT265G 3D Design and Animation 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT120G Intro to Digital Photography 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT165G Introduction to Video Production 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS148G Introduction to Java Programming 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS158G Introduction to C++ 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS248G Advanced Java Programming 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS258G Advanced C++ 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
DGMT264G Expressive Web Animation 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 27/28

Total Overall Credits : 69

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