Digital Media Classes

Summer 2022 - 06/21/2022 — 07/15/2022
ID# Class Dates Instructor Units Description Faculty Contact
50057 DIGM 025 Introduction to Internet Marketing

Online - Asynchronous

06/21/2022 — 07/15/2022

J. Rascov 1 unit This course introduces topics pertinent to foundation skills in web marketing. The course focuses on determining customer need, building a marketing framework, developing a brand's story, and strategies for traffic acquisition and developing long term relationships with customers. Other topics covered include: search engine optimization, web analytics and using a diverse range of media (video, ads, blogs) in order to develop a compelling marketing campaign. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu

Digital Media Classes

Fall 2022 - Classes begin Aug 28
ID# Class Dates Instructor Units Description Faculty Contact
70229 DIGM 001 - The Creative Suite for Graphic Designers This is an online class that meets for lecture Mon & Wed from 12:30-1:20 pm via Zoom video conference. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times. S. Akyuz 3 units This course provides an overview of the Adobe Creative Suite used in graphic design and the graphic arts. The course also focuses on examining and developing the technical and intuitive skills designers use to visually and psychologically convey messages to an audience. Email Su Akyuz at su.akyuz@wvm.edu
70232 DIGM 002 - Introduction to Electronic Communication

This is an online class that uses Canvas and does not have scheduled meeting times.

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
70233 DIGM 003 - Introduction to Graphic Design

This class is in person Tuesday/Thursday 10:55AM - 12:20PM in classroom 122. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times.

J. McIntosh 3 units This course focuses on the fundamental elements of design and introduces the software applications used in graphic design production. Topics covered include design concepts, creative process, visual construction, and the technical limitations and parameters for creating digital imagery and graphic solutions. Email Jean McIntosh at jean.mcintosh@wvm.edu
70235 DIGM 011 - Blogs and Site Development: Wordpress

This is an online class that uses Canvas and does not have scheduled meeting times.

Dates - 08/29/2022 — 10/03/2022 - 5 week class

J. Rascov 1 unit Students have the opportunity to learn how to design, customize, and maintain blogs. Students use the WordPress content management system (CMS) to develop custom blogs and also have the opportunity to learn how to modify templates for blog and website publishing. Plugins and third party applications are also examined and implemented into blogging solutions. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu
70237 DIGM 14C - Digital Illustration: Illustrator This class is in person Monday/Wednesday 12:30PM - 1:55PM in classroom 122. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times. J. Rascov 4 units This course introduces design and vector-based illustration techniques, and focuses on conceptual approaches to digital illustration for specific design applications and media. It also explores concept development and composition techniques that pay particular attention to creative approaches to design solutions and developing individual illustration styles. Email Jean McIntosh at jean.mcintosh@wvm.edu
70238 DIGM 020A: Interface Design This class is in person Tuesday/Thursday 9:20AM - 10:45AM in classroom 122. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times. S. Akyuz 4 units This course focuses on creating a quality user experience for digital applications and web sites. The course also explores what makes digital interfaces user friendly and how design patterns can work across different devices. User experience processes and strategies will be explored. Email Su Akyuz at su.akyuz@wvm.edu
70239 DIGM 21A Web Development 1

This is an online only with no set zoom times.

s Elisondo 4 Units This course focuses on advanced programming and markup of code for web sites and applications. The latest web programming languages are explored including: HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and JSON. Students have the opportunity to develop responsive web sites and web applications for desktop as well as mobile platforms. Additional focus is on user experience design guidelines and team development projects. Questions can be directed to - sergio.elisondo@westvalley.edu
70240 DIGM 021M: Introduction to App Design This class meets Hyflex - Which means you can attend inperson or online. Lecture times are Monday/Wednesday 9:20AM - 10:45AM and Lab Times are 10:55AM - 12:20PM J. Rascov 4 units This class uses the Mac Platform, please have access to Macintosh computer or come to classroom. This course focuses on the planning and the delivery of applications for mobile and tablet devices. Students have the opportunity to learn object-oriented programming and use applications to build application on phones and tablets. Students have the opportunity to learn UX design processes and build prototypes for digital products. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu
70241 DIGM 025B - Social Media Marketing

This is an online class that uses Canvas and does not have scheduled meeting times.

Dates - 10/05/2022 — 11/09/2022 - 5 week class

J. Rascov 1 unit This course provides a critical framework for developing a comprehensive social media campaign. Additional focus is on the digital tools and software used to manage social media content. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu
70242 DIGM 099: Introduction to Typography This class is in person Tuesday/Thursday12:30PM - 1:55PM in classroom 122. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times J. McIntosh 3 units Advisory: ARTS 031A, and ARTS 033A OR DIGM 004. This course focuses on creating typographic solutions for graphic design. Key topics include an historical overview of letterforms and type classifications, factors contributing to the style and functionality of type face design, and the fundamental principles of typographic layouts and lettering techniques commonly used in graphic design. The anatomy of type and how typefaces communicate message/purpose are also covered in the course. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu