Design and Media Production Technology - DEM2

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Design and Media Production Technology Diploma  prepares students for employment in a variety of media production industries. This program of study emphasizes hands on production in the following specializations: Graphic Design and Prepress, Printing Operations, Web Interface Design, Computer Animation, and 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 (8 - 9 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Choose One of the Following (2 - 3 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
PSYC
1010
3

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)
3

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems.

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Occupational Courses (23 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 (20 hours)
8PP2 - Printing Operations Specialization (20 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.

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.
8G12 - Graphic Design and Prepress Specialization (20 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.
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.
Choose Two of the Following (8 hours)
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.
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DMPT Elective
4