Visual Communication—Digital Media Certificate

Curriculum VIC.DGM.CERT (C448U)

Offers students foundation skills in digital media for Web, video, animation and photography as applied to interactive work. Computer skills are developed through design projects using software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Final Cut and the application of digital cameras. Qualified individuals may find entry-level employment in business, media agencies and education. Career paths are expanding in the field of digital media with the growth of technology in all fields of employment.

Typical job titles include: Entry-level: Media Specialist, Web Designer, Flash Animator, Videographer and Photographer Assistants.

Upon successful completion of the Digital Media Certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Adhere and apply to all copyright, licensing, model and legal rights to all images.
  • Demonstrate critique techniques to assess student work verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit, print and store images in a computer and photographic specific software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit and store video material.
  • Apply photography design, production and client specifications to photographic images.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit and store Web-based materials to Web pages and Web sites.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and edit Web-based materials in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit and store animation materials to Web pages and Web sites.
  • Demonstrate and apply photographic concepts to video productions.
  • Demonstrate the ability measure and adjust for various location lighting conditions.
  • Apply time management skills by beginning and finishing practical projects on time. This will be measured by practical exams given throughout the program.
  • Create a Web-based portfolio.
  • Present a final digital portfolio for assessment of creativity and skills.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

4

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography

3

 

VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

 

VIC 285

Digital Video

3

 

 

 

13

Semester Two

#

VIC 272

Advanced Web Page Design

3

 

VIC 273

Flash Animation

3

#

VIC 286

Advanced Digital Video

3

 

VIC 288

Video Editing

4

 

 

 

13

 

 

Total credits required

26

See VIC course descriptions.

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

VIC.DGM.CERT

(C448U)

DIGITAL MEDIA CERTIFICATE

11.0801

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

0

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 3,302.00

$ 1,218.00

$ 4,520.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

2

26

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

151134

Web Developers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1134.00

271014

Multimedia Artists and Animators

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1014.00

271024

Graphic Designers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1024.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.