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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Digital Media
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5012
Chairperson: Dorothy H. Reynolds
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The Digital Media A.S. program is designed for students interested in developing and enhancing professional expertise in the field of digital art. Its goal is to fortify students with the skills used in the digital creation of web-based content, animation, digital design for print media and digital video production. Core classes offer a strong foundation in the history, theory, and studio practice of digital media, as well as, in the use of basic software.

Students in the Digital Media A.S. program will receive a sequence of study that will offer them artistic and technical skills vital to the contemporary media design workplace. Students will be trained to use industry-standard equipment and software and will assemble a print and digital portfolio for job interviews or transfer for further study that will demonstrate skills in design, digital imaging, animation, video editing, layout, web-based and interactive media.

The coursework is intended to provide suitable preparation for entry level employment in computer design and publishing. It would also be suitable for those individuals already employed in the field, to upgrade and expand their skills. Career opportunities exist for graphic designers in advertising agencies, design firms, newspapers, magazines, television stations, web and multimedia production companies, retail stores, printers, government agencies and corporate in-house art departments.

The Digital Media A.S. program is in keeping with Hudson Valley Community College's mission to offer an appropriate range of affordable programs that serve the educational needs of a diverse population and to promote and enhance excellence in learning.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics. High School art courses recommended. 70 or above

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 102 College Forum** (1)
ARTS 110 Drawing I 3
ARTS 115 Two Dimensional Design 3
ARTS 129 Photography I 3
DART 100 Digital Imaging I 3
DART 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
DART 115 Video Art 3
DART 120 Web Art and Design 3
DART 205 Animation 3
DART 220 Interactive Media 3
DART 230 Professional Portfolio Practice 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
______ ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II – Writing About Literature
HIST 100 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 101 Western Civilization II 3
______ MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I OR 3-4
MATH 150 College Algebra With Trigonometry
  Lab Science Elective 3-4
  Social Science Electives 6
  Literature Elective 3
  Restricted Liberal Arts Elective*** 3
  Digital Media Elective*** 3
  Total Credits Required 61-63

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Required of first time, full time students

***With advisement, student may choose one from a list of selected course offerings.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ARTS 110 Drawing I 3
ARTS 129 Photography I 3
DART 100 Digital Imaging I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
______ MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I or 3-4
MATH 150 College Algebra With Trigonometry
  Term Total 15-16
SECOND TERM
ARTS 115 Two Dimensional Design 3
DART 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
HIST 100 Western Civilization I 3
______ ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II – Writing About Literature
  Lab Science Elective 3-4
  Term Total 15-16
THIRD TERM
DART 115 Video Art 3
DART 120 Web Art and Design 3
DART 205 Animation 3
HIST 101 Western Civilization II 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Term Total 15
FOURTH TERM
DART 220 Interactive Media 3
DART 230 Professional Portfolio Practice 1
  Digital Media Elective 3
  Literature Elective 3
  Restricted Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16