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DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS COURSES


DMA 51 Beginning Digital Photography
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This beginning course focuses on digital photography as a creative medium. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual, technical, and creative photography skills. The course covers the use of digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop software to capture, import, edit, and distribute digital images.

DMA 52 Intermediate Digital Photography
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course is an introduction to the concepts, processes, and practices of graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on developing problem-solving skills; applying the principles and elements of design; and integrating digital imagery, illustration, typography, and color theory in design projects. Students work with Adobe Creative Suite software to develop a portfolio.

DMA 55 Graphic Design I
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course is an introduction to the concepts, processes, and practices of graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on developing problem-solving skills; applying the principles and elements of design; and integrating digital imagery, illustration, typography, and color theory in design projects. Students work with Adobe Creative Suite software to develop a portfolio.

DMA 65 Typography
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course is designed to develop a greater understanding of typographic form and function within graphic design. Students explore typography as a visual form through a series of fundamental design projects such as identity systems, magazine layouts, and poster designs. The course provides a historical basis for the development of letterforms, tracing the progression from Gutenberg to the digital revolution.

DMA 70 Digital Video Production
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course is an introduction to the theory, practice, and aesthetics of digital video production. The course explores storyboarding, composition, camera operation, lighting, audio and video recording, editing, titles, and graphics. Emphasis is on producing video projects that demonstrate conceptual and technical proficiency.

DMA 120 Motion Graphics Animation
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course introduces the principles of motion graphics design, including conceptual, aesthetic, and production considerations. It explores fundamental and experimental approaches to creating two-dimensional digital effects and animations with artistic integrity for video and the Web.

DMA 130 3D Animation
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This course is an introduction to 3D modeling and animation from concept to finished projects for video and the Web. Topics include the principles of animation, narrative development, character design, and creating 3D environments. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications.

DMA 140 Digital 2D Design and Color Theory
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This foundation course introduces the fundamentals of art and design within a digital environment. Students will use digital media software to create various artistic projects while exploring the elements and principles of design and color theory.

DMA 150 History of Graphic Design
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This concise history traces the development of graphic design from the invention of writing to the digital revolution. The course explores the origins of printing and book design from early medieval manuscripts to Renaissance, Victorian and Art Nouveau graphics, and the evolution of twentieth century design styles and theories from the modernist era through postmodernism and the digital age.

DMA 160 Graphic Design II
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This intermediate course covers the graphic design process and its application to professional studio assignments, including corporate, editorial, packaging, and advertising design projects. Emphasis is on integrating the principles and techniques of commercial graphic design practice.

DMA 170 Publication Design and Digital Prepress
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This intermediate course covers the process of publication design and digital prepress. The design component focuses on integrating the principles and elements of publication design, including the use of color, typography, and page layout, in the creation of design projects. Digital prepress topics include color modes and management, file output preparation, and proofing.

DMA 175 Corporate Identity: Trademarks and Logos
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This intermediate graphic design course covers the process of developing and creating corporate and brand identities. The course explores logos, typography, and identity systems. Students use industry standard software applications to develop a professional portfolio of designs.

DMA 180 Visual Design for the Web
3 Units / 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
This intermediate course explores the fundamentals of design and aesthetics for the Web. Emphasis is placed on layout, color, texture, typography, and multimedia using industry-standard Web design software.

Contact

Business Sciences & Technology Innovation Center
Room BSTIC 203 B, 2nd Floor

Joseph Poshek
School of the Arts, Dean
E: jposhek@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5650

Julie Kirk
Academic Chair, Art
E: jkirk6@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5285

Carol Danna
School of the Arts, Sr. Admin. Assistant
E: cdanna@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5453
F: 949-451-5775

 
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