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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Digital Media Design (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

Students who finish the video track can earn both Video Production short-term certificate and Advanced Video Production certificate.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Students will apply critical and creative thinking techniques to applied projects that will explore the use of conceptualization, color, typography, image, modeling and applying the fundamentals of design. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description:

Introduction to the design development process including hand sketching, creation of thumbnails, computer illustration, imaging, photo manipulation, page layout and composition techniques using industry-based software.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

18

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Introduction to typography as an element and tool of visual communication. The concept of type as image is emphasized. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: VIS 1100 and VIS 1100 and VIS 1140 and VIS 1140

Description: This course serves to introduce students to the technical aspects of filming video and lighting. Students will record and edit an interview style video with multiple cameras, complex lighting and sound.

Prerequisites: VIS 1410 and VIS 1420 and

Description: This course will introduce students to the technical aspect of recording and editing audio. Students will learn about best practices in capturing audio, industry standard hardware, and editing professional audio for output.

Prerequisites: VIS 1410 and VIS 1420

Description:

Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose one math course from MAT 1110, MAT 1120, or any OT36 approved math https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: This course introduces basic principles of animation (squash and stretch, anticipation, easing, etc.); the motion design process, including scripting, storyboarding, animatics, and final animation; and, industry-standard motion design software.

Prerequisites: VIS 1140 and VIS 1140

Description: This course serves to introduce students to the planning, execution and revision from concept to completion of video components for the professional productions of projects, including news spots, motion graphics, interviews, testimonials and podcasts.

Prerequisites: VIS 1208 and VIS 1208 and VIS 1430 and VIS 1440

Description: The planning, execution, and revision from concept to completion of video components for the professional productions of projects including branding campaigns, explainer videos, mini documentaries or vlogs, data-driven videos, and step-by-step videos.

Prerequisites: VIS 1208 and VIS 1430 and VIS 1440 and VIS 1208

Description:

An introduction to the technique of digital color photography, printing techniques, the presentation of digital prints and various camera and computer techniques will be employed to enhance the print. Student will supply own digital Single-lens Reflex (SLR) camera and pigment-based photographic printer. Six studio hours per week.

Notes: Choose one program elective from ART 2265, CIS 1375, IND 1240, MRK 2165, VIS 1110, and VIS 1420.

Prerequisites: ART 1161 and Other (ART 1175 (if ART major) OR VIS 1140 (if VIS major))

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course) or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: This course focuses on academic research and data driven video content. Students will learn about target audience and consider the best way for a brand to advertise to that audience. Students will also learn about academic research and create a data driven video or documentary.

Prerequisites: VIS 2180 and VIS 2190

Description: Graphic design business practices including individualized portfolio development, work experience and development of professional practice skills; including cost estimating, contract writing, sales and communication techniques. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: VIS 2110 and VIS 2120

Description: Art history from early cave paintings through the Medieval period of Western civilization.

Notes: Choose either ART 2230 or 2231.

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.