Classes


ID# Class Dates Instructor Units Description Faculty Contact

Fall 2017 Digital Media Classes

  DM 001 Digital Applications Tuesday evening 6:00-9:10 pm J. McIntosh 3 units This course provides an overview of the major
software tools (Adobe Creative Suite) used in digital media design and production. The course also focuses on examining and developing the technical and intuitive
skills designers use to visually and psychologically
convey messages to an audience for communicative
effect.
Email Jean McIntosh at jean.mcintosh@wvm.edu
70181 DIGM 002 - Introduction to Electronic Communication

Online

J. McIntosh 3 units This course analyzes traditional forms of mass media, and, the impact and development of new electronic communication technologies from both an historical and a cultural perspective. Special attention is given to media theories and effects, media operations and careers, and social, ethical and economic issues in the media. The course also examines the impact of media on the individual and on society as a whole. Email Jean McIntosh at jean.mcintosh@wvm.edu
70183 DIGM 003 - Visual Design for New Media

Tuesday/Thursday Lecture 10:55 am - 11:45

Lab 11:55 am - 1:20 pm

J. McIntosh 3 units This course focuses on the fundamental elements of design and introduces the software applications used in graphic design production. Effective communication using design elements and concepts are stressed. Email Jean McIntosh at jean.mcintosh@wvm.edu
70696 DIGM 011 - Blogs and Site Development: Wordpress Online from - Aug 28, 2017 - Oct 02, 2017 with one inperson meeting September 16, 2017 from 9 to 3:30 S. Ajam 1 unit Students have the opportunity to learn how to design, customize, and maintain blogs on the Internet. Students use the WordPress.com content management system (CMS) to develop custom blogs and also have the opportunity to learn how to modify templates for blog publishing. Plugins and third party applications are also examined and implemented into blogging solutions. EMail - Sam Ajam, sam.ajam@wvm.edu
70711 DM/IS 014C Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator Hybrid Class meets Online and Monday, Wednesday 12:30PM - 01:55PM, School of Art and Design, Room 122 J. Rascov 4 units This course focuses on using Illustrator to create digital illustrations and various kinds of graphics for visual communication. Emphasis is placed on acquiring technical skills and learning creative strategies for producing a variety of illustrations used in commercial media and online devices. Learn Adobe Illustrator. Pass/No Pass Option. Transfer: CSU Email jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu
70721 DIGM 020A - Interface Design Hybrid Class meets Online and Monday, Wednesday 10:55 AM- 12:20 AM, School of Art and Design, Room 122 J. Rascov 4 units This course focuses on creating a quality user experience and designing responsive web solutions that work well on web and mobile platforms. The course also explores what makes a site user friendly and how some common responsive design patterns work across different devices. Process and strategies for developing responsive layouts, and experimenting with major and minor breakpoints, are also covered in this course. Pass/No Pass Option. Transfer: CSU Email jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu
57113 DM 021A Web Development 1 Hybrid Class meets Online and Wednesday Evening from 9:20 AM to 10:45 AM - School of Art and Design, Room 122 S. Hougthon 4 units This course focuses on using the most recent version of HTML and CSS to create web sites and mobile applications. The course also covers web standards following the ADA requirements and validation. Students have the opportunity to plan, code and launch web sites for web and mobile platforms and work in teams using UX and interface design techniques. Pass/No Pass Option. Transfer: CSU

Emai to come

stacey@houghtondesigns.com

70725 DIGM 025A - Web and Mobile Marketing and Advertising

Online from - Oct 04, 2017 - Nov 06, 2017 with one inperson meeting 10/14/17 from 9 to 3:30

S. Ajam 1 unit A practical guide to web and mobile marketing as well as emerging tablet and mobile advertising, this course focuses on how to plan, design, develop, and market in the context of clients, brands, and products. Current marketing and advertising tools and services, their costs and benefits, as well as measurement of their success and recommendations for improvement are covered. Contexts include websites, social media, and search. Emphasis is on small business, community organizations, and working within larger companies. EMail - Sam Ajam, sam.ajam@wvm.edu
70131 DIGM 099 - Introduction to Typography

3:00 pm - 5:05 pm T Cilker School of Art & Design 122

J. McIntosh 3 units This course focuses on creating typographic solutions for designs in visual media and art. This course provides the study and demonstration of letterforms and fundamental typographic principles. Emphasis is on the vocabulary of typographic form and its relationship to message/purpose. Transfer: CSU Email Jean McIntosh at jean.mcintosh@wvm.edu