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.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;

*Be at least 16 years of age;

*Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency 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.

**This program qualifies for the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG).**

Please visit Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant for more information.

 

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: 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 (3 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is designed to assist the learner to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and to improve student retention. Areas of importance include Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Personal Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test Taking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning and Goal Setting, Computer Applications/Technology Skills and Employability/Professional Skills.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.
Complete the Following Specializations (20 hours)
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

 

Printing

Related Program Options:

Design and Media Production Technology Degree
Design and Media Production Specialist TCC

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Advisors

Rebecca Gallagher
DMPT Program Coordinator
Office: Lowndes Hall, Room 7114
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext.3033
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus