Design and Media Production Technology - DAM3

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Design and Media Production Technology Degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of media production industries. This program of study emphasizes hands on production in specialized areas. Graduates of the program received a Design and Media Production degree with specialization in Graphic Design and Prepress, Printing Operations, Web Interface Design, Computer Animation, or Motion Graphics.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;
 
*Be at least 16 years of age;
  
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (15 hours)
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)
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Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Placement Test Score or MATH 0090 AND Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes algebra, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Topics include fundamental operations of algebra, sets and logic, probability and statistics, geometry, mathematics of voting and districting, and mathematics of finance.
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
MATH
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours)
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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Additional General Education Core Elective (3 hours)
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General Education Core Elective
3
Occupational Courses (46 - 51 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: Provisional Admission

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography
DMPT
1005
5

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is an introduction to the creation of vector imagery. Students will learn to draw illustrations, transform objects, work with layers, patterns, brushes, and filters, use effects and create graphics for the various applications. The focus will be on learning the essential tools, basic operation and commands used in the creation of vector graphics used in different media fields.
DMPT
1010
5

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.
DMPT
2930
4

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Emphasis is placed on student's production of portfolio-quality pieces. Focuses on the preparation for entry into the job market.
Choose One of the Following Specializations (23 - 28 hours)
8PP3 - Printing Operations Specialization (23 - 27 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces beginning student to overview and fundamentals of the printing industry. Topics include: safety, industry overview, printers math and measurement, overview of materials and supplies, printing operations and bindery and finishing.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces student to basics of printing operations including safety, image carriers, materials and supplies. Student will begin to use press, bindery and finishing equipment.

Prereqs: DMPT 2200

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the intermediate printing and finishing operations including safety, printing operations, troubleshooting and quality control, along with inspection and maintenance procedures.

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes advanced printing and post-production operations including safety, multi-pass production, production workflow and post-production.
Practicum/Internship - Minimum 6 Credit Hours Required (7 - 11 hours)

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control
8G13 - Graphic Design and Prepress Specialization (28 hours)
DMPT
2100
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course focuses on the design challenges associated with the development of symbol systems, logos, environmental graphics and information graphics. Students will use their knowledge of vector and raster applications for further study into the use of typographic treatment and graphic images.
DMPT
2105
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is an introduction to graphic design production using page layout software. Students will be introduced to the essential terminology, tools, and stages of workflow in the graphic design process.
DMPT
2110
4

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Using skills learned in the page layout course, students will design projects relating to the challenges associated with multiple page formats.

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Using skills learned in the page layout course, students will design projects for advertising and promotion of products and services.
4

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

This course is an in-depth introduction to the graphic prepress production process. Through hands-on projects, the student will experience the challenges involved in successful graphic prepress production.

Prereqs: Program Instructor Approval

Coreqs: None

Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
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DMPT Elective
4