Digital Media Classes

Winter 2022 - Classes begin Jan 3
ID# Class Dates Instructor Units Description Faculty Contact
10294 DIGM 025 Introduction to Internet Marketing

Online - Asynchronous

Jan 3 - Jan 28

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

Sping 2022 - Classes begin Jan 31
ID# Class Dates Instructor Units Description Faculty Contact
32454 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
32455 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
32456 DIGM 003 - Introduction to Graphic Design

This class is in person Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 to 1:20 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
32457 DIGM 004 Principles of Design This is an online class that meets for lecture Mon & Wed from 10:55 - 12:20 pm via Zoom video conference. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times. S. Akyuz 4 units This course provides a studio experience that engages a series of problems and themes in basic two design dimension. Students have the opportunity to develop fundamental design and compositional skill sets in a range of media. This course also covers the critical examination and development of design principals, attributes, and elements of design, including the relationship between some production methods and materials. Email Su Akyuz at su.akyuz@wvm.edu
32458 DIGM 011 - Blogs and Site Development: Wordpress

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

Dates - 1/29 to 3/06 - 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
32459 DIGM 14C - Digital Illustration: Illustrator This class is in person Tuesday/Thursday 10:55 to 12:20 in classroom 122. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times. J. McIntosh 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
32459 DIGM 14D - Photoshop for Designers

This Synchronous times are from M/W 09:20 AM - 10:10 AM and the lab is online Asynchronous.

s Elisondo 3 units This course is designed for students who want to learn advanced techniques using Photoshop. The course focuses on developing design solutions for a variety of media and platforms and provides advanced instruction on image editing, compositing techniques, and the creation of design specific art work. This course is intended for students who have completed DIGM 001 or students who have previous experience using Photoshop. Questions can be directed to - sergio.elisondo@westvalley.edu
32461 DIGM 21B Web Development 2

This is an online class that meets for lecture Wednesday 6PM to 9:10PM via Zoom video conference. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting 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
32463 DIGM 022A - Digital Video 1 This is an online class that meets for lecture Monday Evening 6 PM to 9:10 PM via Zoom video conference. Lab portion of class does not have scheduled meeting times. J. Furtado 4 units This course introduces the stages of video making, including narrative structure, and acquisition of video production skills in camera, lighting, sound and editing. Also covered are principles of motion graphics, and post-production delivery for webcast and new media. Email Jonathon Furtado at jonathon.furtado@wvm.edu
32465 DIGM 025A - Advanced Internet Marketing

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

Dates - 03/09 to 04/08 - 5 week class

J. Rascov 1 unit This course focuses on writing an online marketing plan. This course also covers marketing software tools and services used in developing and managing a marketing strategy. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu
32466 DIGM 025B - Social Media Marketing

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

Dates - 04/13 to 05/20 - 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
32467 Portfolio Development Tuesday Evening 6PM to 7:50PM in Classroom 122 - In person class J. Rascov 3 units This course is designed for students committed to developing a portfolio for work, transfer, and other purposes. The course covers identifying professional goals, analyzing different types of portfolios, legal and ethical issues pertinent to the field, and developing a professional skills based resume. All portfolios are presented at the end of the semester. Email Jeff Rascov at jeff.rascov@wvm.edu