Program Overview

digital media design

Digital Media Design - Animation Specialty Option


Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division
Room B213, (847) 543-2040

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/dmd
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
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The Digital Media and Design Associate in Applied Science Degree provides students with the conceptual, critical, creative and technical skills needed to design and produce a variety of commercial, educational and artistic media and design projects. Building on conventional communication formats, Digital Media and Design will explore the realm of new media, creating art and design works such as digital sound and music, still and moving images, 3D models, 2D and 3D animations, Web, video and interactive media. This is a robust curriculum designed to keep up with industry developments and trends.

 To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

12 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Digital Media

3

course

Introduction to Animation

3

course

Two Dimensional Design

3

course

Computer Art I

3

Second Semester

15-17 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Applied Mathematics or

course

Technical Mathematics I or

course

College Algebra or

course *

Contemporary Math or

course *

Quantitative Literacy or
Higher Math Elective

3-5

course

Video Editing

3

course

Drawing I

3

course

2D Computer Animation

3

course

Technical Composition I or

course

English Composition I

3

Summer Session

6 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Anthropology or

course

Introduction to Psychology or

course

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

course

Digital Photography I

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech or

course

Business and Professional Speaking h or

course

Interviewing Practices

3

course

Introduction to Digital Sound

3

course

Advanced 3D Modeling

3

course

Figure Drawing

3

course

3D Computer Animation

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Concepts in New Media

3

course

Interactive Scripting

3

course

Advanced 3D Animation

3

course

3D Special Effects

3

Additional Required Coursework (see list of options below)

3

Summer Session

3 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Logic or
other Humanities or Fine Arts Elective (excluding ART courses)

3

Total hours for A.A.S. Degree

66-68

Additional Required Coursework Options

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Business

3

course

Small Business Management

3

course

Social Media /Marketing

3

course

Advanced Composition: Scientific Technical Communication

3

course

Introduction to Script writing for Video, TV and Film

3

course

Introduction to Film

3

course

Film and Society

3

MUS Elective

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

*  Recommended course but check with your transfer institution.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact an academic success advisor or the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division at (847) 543-2040.