Program Overview

digital media design

Digital Media Design - Graphic Design Specialty Option


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

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/dmd
Degree: Associate in Applied Sciences
Plan 23TB

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

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Digital Media

3

course

Internet Fundamentals

3

course

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

course

Two Dimensional Design

3

course

English Composition I

3

Second Semester

15-17 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

History of Graphic Design

3

course

Printing Production

3

course

Typography

3

course

Computer Art I

3

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

Third Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Advanced Electronic Graphic Publishing

3

course

Concepts in New Media

3

course

Digital Photography I

3

course

Fundamentals of Speech or

course

Interviewing Practices

3

course

Social Media /Marketing

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Web Design and Development

3

course

Packaging Design

3

course

Introduction to Anthropology or

course

Introduction to Psychology or

course

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

course

Logic or
other Humanities Elective

3

course

Technical Communication Practicum or

course

Professional Communication or

course

Job Readiness Skills and

course

Internship I

3

Total hours for A.A.S. Degree

60-62

^ 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.

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.