PROGRAM PLAN STRUCTURE  

 Overview  

Our curriculum is driven by ongoing and extensive industry assessment. Every four years a formal self study is performed and that drives some updates to reflect changes in the industries we serve. The program also meets the NASAD (North American Schools Of Art And Design) requirements for accreditation.

If you consider yourself design-centric and are interested in Interactive Design and/or Video & Motion Graphics you should take the courses marked orange. If you consider yourself drawing-centric and are interested in 2D Animation, 3D Game Art or Digital Imaging you should take the courses marked blue.


 Foundation  

These courses are designed to insure that students have the core skills required to become artists and designers.







 Digital Media Core  

These 5 courses introduce students to the core skills that are unique to the Digital Media Program. Some students will use these courses to decide where they will want to eventually focus. Students who are already committed to a particular focus will learn how the various disciplines integrate and relate.



 Program Electives  

These courses are where students can start to focus on one or more of the following:
2D Animation
3D Animation
Digital Imaging
Interactive Design
Motion Graphics

For advise on which of these courses to take, go to the '
Program Electives by Focus' page.



 Open Studio Electives  

These courses provide students an opportunity to enroll in courses outside of Digital Media that can compliment their focus. Students can also use these electives for additional Digital Media courses. 
For advise on which of these courses to take, go to the 'Studio Electives' page.



 Senior Courses  

This is where you apply your skill and knowledge to create professional level work and package it into an on-line portfolio.






 Art History & General Studies  

These courses provide:
• Effective Communication Skills
• Critical Thinking
• Scientific and Math Literacy
• Cultural Enrichment
• Global Perspective
• Philosophical and Ethical Awareness
• Historic and Civic Literacy





   FOUNDATION [STUDIO][SUPPORTIVE]
    GD 112 GRAPHICS STUDIO I
    GD 113 DESIGN & COLOR

    DR 131 DRAWING I or DS 142 DESIGN DWG I
    DR 132 DRAWING II or DS 143 DESIGN DWG II
    
DM 241 DIGITAL IMAGING I
    DR 221 FIGURE DWG I or GD 214 TYPE I
    DR 222 FIGURE DWG II or GD 220 TYPE II





    DIGITAL MEDIA CORE [STUDIO]
    DM 231 SOUND DESIGN I
    DM 243 DIGITAL IMAGING II
    DM 232 INTRO TO DIG. 3D or DM303 Dig. 3D Des.
    DM 294 ANIMATION & MOTION GRAPHICS I
    DM 235 INTERACTIVE DESIGN I






    PROGRAM ELECTIVES SPECIALIZATION
    OR GENERALIZATION
WITHIN
    DIGITAL MEDIA 
[STUDIO]
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE








    EXPAND INTO OTHER
    AREAS OF STUDY [STUDIO][supportive]
    OPEN STUDIO ELECTIVE
    OPEN STUDIO ELECTIVE
    OPEN STUDIO ELECTIVE
    OPEN STUDIO ELECTIVE
    OPEN STUDIO ELECTIVE





    SENIOR COURSES [STUDIO] 




    ART HISTORY
    AH 111 WESTERN ART I
    AH 112 WESTERN ART II
    AH OPEN ELECTIVE
    AH OPEN ELECTIVE


     GENERAL STUDIES
     KCGE CRITICAL TRANSITIONS (3)
     HU 120 WRITTEN RHETORIC 
     HU 121 ORAL RHETORIC 
     HU 320 VISUAL RHETORIC
     SC SCIENCE ELECTIVE 
     SC MATH ELECTIVE 
     HU GEN ED  ELECTIVE  - HUMANITIES
     SS GEN ED ELECTIVE - SOCIAL SCIENCE
     GE GEN ED ELECTIVE - OPEN - 300 OR 400 LEVEL  
     GE GEN ED ELECTIVE - OPEN - 300 OR 400 LEVEL