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  • VCOM1001 Introduction to Visual Communications 2
    Description
    VCOM 1001 This is an introductory course that prepares all students for entry into the Visual Communications field. General overviews will be given of the visual arts, photography and graphic design fields. Students will learn basic computer operation, how to use the local network, and learn general operational methods used in the Visual Communications Department. Additionally, students will learn to prepare, mount and display artwork. All these skills are a prerequisite for other courses in the Vis Com Department. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/15/2006 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1001

  • VCOM1006 Color Theory and Applications 2
    Description
    VCOM 1006 This course covers the historical background of color. Artist colors are explored using terminology in conjunction with painting mixing to reflect the terminology. Creative color assignments are given to enhance their knowledge. Commercial reproduction of color will be addressed with the translation of artist colors to print colors. Color interpretations and trends are also discussed. Digital color, corrections on digital files and how color works on the computer monitor and web will be covered as well as printing from digital files. Color management of files will also be included.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/15/2006 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1006

  • VCOM1010 Introduction to Photoshop 2
    Description
    VCOM 1010 This is an introduction of the basic tools used for image manipulation in Adobe PhotoShop. Image modification and compositing, use of the scanner, and mastery of PhotoShop tools are stressed. Image adjustment and enhancement and layer masks are also taught. Prerequisites: None. DUAL NUMBERED COURSE IDES1010.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1010

  • VCOM1016 Typography and Layout I 3
    Description
    VCOM 1016 This course covers the basics of typography and development of page layout in graphic design processes. It provides an overview of the graphic design profession and a historical framework for modern typography and layout practices. Typography classification and identification are covered. Design elements and principles are used as a foundation of any design work. Both screen and print formats are explored. Students work with type and visuals to create layouts and solve design assignments. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1016

  • VCOM1021 Introduction to Photography 3
    Description
    VCOM 1021 In this course the student will learn how to use all the manual 35mm camera controls to create good black and white photographs. We will practice using the motion and depth-of-field controls in different kinds of outdoor and natural lighting conditions. The student will combine the knowledge of different films and exposure techniques with the study of artistic composition to produce pleasing images. Discussion of basic accessories and special techniques will round out the camera knowledge. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1021

  • VCOM1025 Law and Ethics for Visual Communications 1
    Description
    VCOM 1025 In a world of digital information, new opportunities and markets are opening daily. Now, more than ever, visual communicators must understand the need to understand their legal and ethical responsibilities, both as business people and artists. This course will explore the rights and responsibilities of individuals involved in collecting, producing, and selling images. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1025

  • VCOM1030 Visual Design Fundamentals 3
    Description
    VCOM 1030 This course will take the principles of design along with art fundamentals and apply them to the development of graphic design projects. Students will be introduced to basic drawing techniques to illustrate their ideas. The elements of design and color will be studied. Presentation skills and professional attitude will be practiced. Specific emphasis will be made in developing creativity and overcoming creative blocks. The student will be able to apply these design fundamentals to all aspects of the visual communications field. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1030

  • VCOM1032 Interactive Design Fundamentals 2
    Description
    VCOM 1032 This course will explore the fundamentals of design, development and delivery of computer-based multimedia. Students will be introduced to basic HTML, image preparation and web page tools/software. The elements and principles of design along with general presentation skills and professionalism will be practiced. Special emphasis will be placed on uses of multimedia in the visual communications industry and the structure of the Internet. Students will be able to create a simple website with HTML and upload it to a server at the end of the course.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1032

  • VCOM1041 Drawing I 3
    Description
    VCOM 1041 This course is designed to provide the artistic student the basics of drawing. General methods, mediums and styles are explored. The elements and principles of art and design are applied to various drawing projects. Emphasis is placed on developing technical skill from direct observation of various subjects. Students prepare artwork for presentation and critique.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1041

  • VCOM1052 Design Drawing 2
    Description
    VCOM 1052 This beginning drawing course covers drawing techniques for drawing linear perspective in a rapid manner. Drawing without tools is emphasized although tool use is explained and demonstrated by the student for both sketchbook drawing and drafting board drawing. One, two and three point drawing is explained as well as drawing style and use of color. Dual numbered with IDES1050

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/12/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1052

  • VCOM1060 Creative Problem Solving 3
    Description
    VCOM 1060 In this course various methods of solving creative problems will be explored through design projects. The elements and principles of design will be utilized applying methods of creative problem solving. DUAL NUMBERED WITH IDES1060. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1060

  • VCOM1080 Photo Styling 2
    Description
    VCOM 1080 Photo styling involves the art of composing, arranging, and preparing a photographic set for the photographer. Many fundamentals of Photo Styling concepts come by way of historical movements in art history. Successful photo stylists also rely upon and refer to artistic conventions such as scale and perspective, color theory, composition, proportion, and form. Additionally, stylists will have a working knowledge of photography, lighting, and post-production methods. In this course students will learn about the role of photographers, stylists, and art directors. Students will apply art theory and technical concepts to practical styling projects such as food photography, "table-top" product photography, and interior architectural photography. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1080

  • VCOM1086 Watercolor and Gouache Painting 3
    Description
    VCOM 1086 This course is an introduction to painting in watercolor and gouache common media for both expressive and illustrative art. Color theory is a focus for mixing colors and creating color relationships. A variety of subject matter are explored to practice techniques of watercolor and gouache. An overview of contemporary styles and ideas about these media will be presented. A focus is made on development of the students conceptual, technical and observational skills. Students develop a working knowledge of the paint mediums, a variety of working surfaces and painting methods and process. Prerequisites: VCOM 1041 Drawing I or VCOM 1052 Design Drawing

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1086

  • VCOM1096 Illustration Fundamentals 2
    Description
    VCOM 1096 This course covers the basic concepts in the illustration sector of visual communication. The history and genres of illustration as well as illustration styles and mediums are examined. Projects are assigned to develop illustration skills and uses of various media. Using professional business practices are part of the focus. Visual concept development and communication through illustration are explored through research and application.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1096

  • VCOM1300 Intro to Adobe Lightroom 2
    Description
    VCOM 1300 Adobe Lightroom helps photographers organize and manipulate their images. It works hand in hand with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge but adds many new options and features. This course will explore the power and features of Lightroom and how it can import, catalog, save and organize thousands of images and save the photographer a lot of time upfront in the workflow. Then Lightroom's develop and print modules can modify, manipulate and improve digital images in a non-destructive manner. We will wrap up this class with practice outputting images to web, to CD and to labs to create products and images for client viewing. Bring a few hundred images to class for hands-on practice during this class.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/23/2010 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1300

  • VCOM1310 Printing Lab I 2
    Description
    VCOM 1310 This course serves as the first half of the VCOM 1540 - Intro Custom Printing. The emphasis will be on the operation of the black & white enlarger and covers the use of polycontrast filters and other print enhancement techniques to produce high quality enlargements. Various projects will help the student develop a keen eye for density and contrast judgments. The second half and sequential course to this one is VCOM 1320-Printing Lab II which continues into color enlarging. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1310

  • VCOM1320 Printing Lab II 2
    Description
    VCOM 1320 This photography course serves as the second half of the Introduction to Custom Printing (VCOM 1310) and picks up where Printing Lab I leaves off. After reviewing and practicing the necessary skills, techniques and equipment needed to produce good b/w enlargements a thorough discussion of color theory will be covered. Projects in color correction and judgments will constitute the main areas of study in this course. Prerequisites: VCOM 1310 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1320

  • VCOM1330 Color Printing Lab I 2
    Description
    VCOM 1330 This photography course serves as the equivalent to the first half of VCOM 1560- Custom Color Printing. The student will be introduced to custom color enlarging techniques on different color papers to become more proficient at color and print quality judgment. Techniques on dodging, burning and vignetting will be covered as well as other techniques. Prerequisites: VCOM1310 or VCOM1541 and VCOM 1320 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1330

  • VCOM1340 Color Printing Lab II 2
    Description
    VCOM 1340 This photography course serves as the equivalent to the second half of VCOM 1560- Custom Color Printing. A custom printing technician needs to be able to produce large, professional quality color enlargements ready for selling and displaying. This course prepares the student for such a task by covering large format custom enlarging techniques on different color papers as large as 30 x 40 inches. Techniques on enhancing, mounting, matting, texturizing and displaying large prints will be covered. Prerequisites: VCOM1330 and VCOM1541 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1340

  • VCOM1360 Photography Workshop
    Description
    VCOM 1360 This course allows the student to choose the types of learning experiences they would like to be involved in. Emphasis is placed on the student and the instructor designing a specific educational goal and clearly defining the intended skills and results to be accomplished. This course will meet the highly creative and unique areas of photography or imaging that are not covered by any other course content. Much of the time the student will be expected to work with minimal supervision. Can be taken multiple times. Prerequisites: Approval is based on instructor recommendation and a minimum of previous photographic experience.

    Credits:

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1360

  • VCOM1370 North Shore Photography Workshop 1
    Description
    VCOM 1370 Course is repeatable up to 3 credits. This course is a 3-day field trip to the North Shore of Minnesota. Here we explore the tips and techniques of effective nature photography. We spend part of the time in informative lectures and slide shows held on site with the rest of the time spent in the field under the guidance of the instructor. Topics such as advanced composition, creative use of filters, lens and viewing angles, difficult metering situations and effective equipment operation are covered throughout the workshop. Students will come away with a new appreciation and understanding of nature photography as well as some great images of one of Minnesota's most beautiful areas. Prerequisites: VCOM 1020 required.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1370

  • VCOM1380 Basic Photography 1
    Description
    VCOM 1380 Using the 35mm camera and most of its controls will be the basis for this on-line photography course. The student will learn how to create good exposures through the use of f-stop and shutter speed controls in natural lighting conditions. In this course we will concentrate on using the depth-of-field controls in emphasizing creative image control. The student will combine the knowledge of different films and exposure techniques with the study of basic artistic composition to produce pleasing images. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1380

  • VCOM1410 Introduction to Illustrator 2
    Description
    VCOM 1410 This course is a comprehensive look into the drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator, a computer illustration application. Students will develop skills using the basic drawing tools. Use of the transformation tools, templates, layering, spot and process color and file output will be emphasized. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1410

  • VCOM1422 Print Processes I 2
    Description
    VCOM 1422 This graphic design course is designed to give the student a hands-on overview of the print processes. Print theory and terminology, paper knowledge, press and bindery processes will be emphasized. Students will create projects during the process of learning various production. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/14/2008 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1422

  • VCOM1430 Introduction to InDesign 2
    Description
    VCOM 1430 Students will become familiar with Adobe InDesign as an electronic publishing program. Emphasis will be placed on software operation. Use of text, graphics, tabs, style sheets, and master pages will be incorporated into projects. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1430

  • VCOM1435 Proofreading Fundamentals 1
    Description
    VCOM 1435 Students will learn basic proofreading techniques. Proofing marks will be learned and used to mark text. Proofing techniques will be used to identify proofing errors. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1435

  • VCOM1440 Vinyl Signage 1
    Description
    VCOM 1440 Students will become familiar with the vinyl sign maker using FlexiSignPro software. Basic signage will be discussed. Projects will include single and multi-color vinyl. Transfer, weeding and registration will be covered. Prerequisites: None. VCOM1410 Intro to Illustrator is recommended.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 01/14/2008 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1440

  • VCOM1515 Photo Lighting Techniques 2
    Description
    VCOM 1515 The essence of good photography is the ability to recognize and expose for different lighting conditions. This course covers the use of all types of light meters under all different lighting conditions from indoor flash to outdoor and difficult light. This will be a study of the properties of light ranging from color temperature to direction and quality of both natural and artificial lights. Other related areas include how different film, filters, and lenses react to these lighting conditions. Prerequisites: VCOM1021 or concurrent enrollment.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/01/2004 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1515

  • VCOM1520 Basic Processing and Monitoring 3
    Description
    VCOM 1520 In this course the student will be introduced to the fundamentals of black/white and color film and paper processing. With the emphasis on quality, we will cover how processing, both by manual sinklines and by automatic machines, affects the quality and consequentially the salability of the final print. Four different b/w processes and three color developers will be covered. The plotting and monitoring of all these processes will be the heart of this course. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1520

  • VCOM1523 Film and Darkroom 2
    Description
    VCOM 1523 Creating black-and-white prints in a traditional darkroom requires an understanding of the relationship between light, chemical and silver-based materials (photographic film and paper). This class concentrates on the basics of film exposure, film development and the printing of negatives in a traditional 'wet' darkroom. The class will learn to make properly-exposed and -developed negatives. In the printing darkroom, students will work with resin-coated paper, learning to control contrast and density, and exploring techniques such as dodging, burning and solarization. Safe, responsible darkroom habits are a critical part of the course curriculum. By semester's end, each student will have produced a portfolio of black-and-white prints.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/23/2013 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1523

  • VCOM1541 Introduction to Custom Printing 3
    Description
    VCOM 1541 Beginning with the basic operation of black and white enlarger, this course will cover all the skills necessary to create prize-winning enlargements. Projects include variable contrast printing, print enhancement techniques, different papers and textures, and various negative to print size formats. An introduction to color printing will include a thorough discussion of color theory and then the practical application of color adjustment in the making of contact sheets and high quality enlargements. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2004 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1541

  • VCOM1550 Machine Printing Systems 3
    Description
    VCOM 1550 This course covers the aspects of using semi-automatic machines for printing high quality proofs and enlargements. The emphasis will be on the techniques and concepts of equipment operation, set-up, and color balancing. Projects will include the handling of difficult negatives, color copy negatives, package printing and color correction techniques on at least four different types of printers. A good understanding of color theory and the ability to recognize and correct color problems will be at the heart of all the projects and discussions. Prerequisites: VCOM1520, VCOM1540.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1550

  • VCOM1565 Color Printing Systems 4
    Description
    VCOM 1565 This course builds on the printing skills from the Basic Darkroom Techniques course by providing the theory and practice of traditional color printing by both automatic and custom printing equipment. At the heart of this course is a thorough understanding of color theory, color application, color recognition and color adjustments and management as it relates to the production of high-quality color photographs in all facets of the industry. The student will use numerous custom and semi-automatic color printing devices to produce color photographs ranging from wallets to 3-foot enlargements. The ultimate test of skills in this area is for a photographer or photo technician to be able to recognize and create a high-quality photograph in order to stay competitive in the industry. Prerequisites: VCOM1525 - Basic Darkroom Techniques.

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 05/16/2005 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1565

  • VCOM1570 Portrait Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 1570 This course covers the use of studio lighting and cameras to produce professional looking portraits. Emphasis will be on the use of medium (120) format camera and film to capture images of people. A critical skill in this area is the ability to use the correct lighting to enhance the character and features of the customer. Projects will also include the use of gray cards, light meters, and posing techniques. Prerequisites: VCOM1020, VCOM1510.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1570

  • VCOM1580 Introduction to Digital Imaging 2
    Description
    VCOM 1580 This course introduces the student to the technology needed to capture a digital image, manipulate it and then output the image back to a hardcopy. As the technology changes we will incorporate it into this course. Discussions of concepts, philosophy and industry impact of this technology will be held in each class session to help the student to understand how this technology will impact the student's careers and the industry as a whole. Projects will include the operation and discussion of digital cameras, photo CDs, flatbed and slide scanners, Macintosh computers, b/w and color printers and film recorders. Students will use and evaluate a minimum of three different imaging software during the course. Prerequisites: VCOM1000 or instructor approved Macintosh experience.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1580

  • VCOM1590 Introduction to Video 2
    Description
    VCOM 1590 This course is designed to introduce the visual artist/technician to the concepts, uses and operation of digital single lens reflex (DSLR) video cameras. Emphasis will be placed on the use of DSLR camera and video/audio equipment to augment the practice of photography for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, and other events. Camera capture techniques using different compositions, zooms, views and angles will be covered along with basic storyboarding and timelining. Basic video editing will cover importing, organizing, clip management, transitions, special effects, and adding audio tracks that can be used to create multimedia presentations. Information on storage and presentation to the client and customer will also be covered. Access to a DSLR video-capable camera and high capacity memory cards is recommended. Prerequisites: VCOM1001, VCOM1580, VCOM1021. Recommendation of VCOM2520.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/13/2014 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1590

  • VCOM1720 Photo Journalism 2
    Description
    VCOM 1720 Photojournalism involves telling stories to a mass audience with the use of images. In this course students will be introduced to studio and location photography skills and related skills such as previsualization, use of traditional and digital cameras, cutline writing, layout, visual storytelling, Associated Press style, and business skills. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1720

  • VCOM1730 Advanced Photo Lighting Techniques 2
    Description
    VCOM 1730 This course builds on the skills learned in Photo Lighting Techniques to increase the student's knowledge of on-location lighting techniques, advanced studio lighting, and use of multiple lighting sources. Students will use a hands-on approach to apply ambient and artificial lighting techniques to real-life situations in portraiture; still-life subjects; and architectural subjects. Portrait and still-life lighting techniques will cover lighting as it relates to composition with an emphasis in using lighting to bring emotion and a flattering rendition of the photographic image. Prerequisites: VCOM1021, VCOM1515 or instructor approval

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM1730

  • VCOM1740 Macro Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 1740 Macro or close-up photography can be a difficult skill to master, even though it is used in many different areas of the photographic industry. Nature photography, medical and forensic photography, the copy and restoration industry, industrial and commercial photography are just some of the career clusters that benefit from good macro photography skills. Real-life projects in this course will include the use of special macro lenses, ring flashes, and special lighting techniques to capture high-quality close-up images. Prerequisites: VCOM1020 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM1740

  • VCOM2016 Typography and Layout II 3
    Description
    VCOM 2016 This course covers advanced typography and page layout skills. Students develop greater understanding of type as a key element of design. The course concentrates on designing with type, understanding the relationship between type families and type styles, selecting type for emotional impact, and using color and texture in type. Additional topics include font and image copyright requirements, and use of type and images for web and motion graphics. Students work toward creating effective marketing and advertising pieces through the practical application of typography and composition. The use of visual concepts is explored. Development and completion of a variety of assignments place emphasis on methods using page layout software. Prerequisites: VCOM 1016 Typography and Layout I

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2016

  • VCOM2020 Digital Painting and Drawing 2
    Description
    VCOM 2020 In this course students combine traditional drawing and painting skills with computer programs onto the digital canvas. Students have the opportunity to explore the digital possibilities of executing artwork using a graphics tablet. From thumbnail sketching to final artwork, each stage of the creative process and the uses of digital art are addressed. Mixing traditional and digital approaches can expand students possibilities in image creation. The course promotes an understanding of digital technology in contemporary art and illustration. Prerequisites: Recommend VCOM 1041 Drawing I or VCOM 1052 Design Drawing. Require VCOM 1010 Introduction to Photoshop

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2020

  • VCOM2041 Drawing II 3
    Description
    VCOM 2041 This course is a continuation of drawing and explores additional concepts, materials and processes. Students develop further skill in various media, figure drawing, color drawing and personal style. Emphasis on the conceptual rather than perceptual aspects of drawing subjects is a focus. Research and investigation of subjects are conducted prior to communicating them in visual form. Instructions focuses on investigating problems in the expression of the drawn image. Students prepare artwork for presentation and critique.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2041

  • VCOM2050 Pet Photography 1
    Description
    VCOM 2050 The continually evolving freelance photography market has produced growing niche areas, including professional-level photography of pets. In this course, the student will learn to photograph pets in studio and environmental settings. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of good studio lighting and backgrounds. Students will also learn to use on- and off-camera flash units to photograph pets in home or outdoor settings. Each student will photograph a minimum of 5 pet sessions.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 01/14/2013 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2050

  • VCOM2086 Acrylic and Mixed Media Painting 3
    Description
    VCOM 2086 This course is an introduction to painting in acrylic as well as mixed media painting with an approach toward both expressive and illustrative art. Color theory is a focus for mixing colors and creating color relationships. A variety of subject matter are explored to practice acrylic painting techniques. An overview of contemporary styles and ideas using acrylic and mixed media is presented. A focus is made on development of the students conceptual, technical and observational skills. Students develop a working knowledge of the paint mediums, a variety of working surfaces and painting methods and process. Prerequisites: VCOM 1086 Watercolor and Gouache Painting

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2086

  • VCOM2096 Story, Sequence and Animation Art 3
    Description
    VCOM 2096 This course is a study of the methods and techniques of sequential narration within the contemporary art forms of childrens books, comics, graphic novels and animation. In the process, students are exposed to character development through figure drawing studies. A variety of media possibilities are presented while exploring the dynamics of pacing, framing, and the interaction of text and image. Creating the illusion of motion in still artwork as well as producing frames for moving pictures are included in the focus. Emphasis is placed on idea generation, concept design, visual development, and storyboarding. Prerequisites: VCOM 1041 Drawing I or VCOM 1052 Design Drawing and recommend VCOM 2041 Drawing II

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2096

  • VCOM2097 Advertising and Editorial Illustration 3
    Description
    VCOM 2097 The broad impact of advertising and editorial art ranges from magazines to posters to CD cover art and products and beyond. This course addresses illustrative art problems in various forms in the advertising and editorial sectors of visual communication. Developing concepts and problem solving are encouraged. A variety of materials and techniques are explored. This is an advanced level course and previous drawing, painting and visual design training are highly recommended. Prerequisites: VCOM 1041 Drawing I OR VCOM 1052 Design Drawing required. Recommended: VCOM 2041 Drawing II, VCOM 1086 Watercolor and Gouache or VCOM 2086 Acrylic Painting

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2097

  • VCOM2400 Advanced Photoshop 3
    Description
    VCOM 2400 This course builds on the tools and techniques learned in VCOM 1010 (Intro Photoshop). The student will use and become more proficient with all the tools used to modify photographs. Some of the special effects power of this software will be introduced during this class. Emphasis will be placed on using this software to produce commercially acceptable photographs and advertisements, as well as hard copy outputs. Prerequisites: VCOM1010.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2400

  • VCOM2415 Advanced Electronic Publishing 3
    Description
    VCOM 2415 Students will create advanced electronic publishing projects using either PageMaker or QuarkXPress. Emphasis will be on advanced publishing techniques, use of color, color separations, and design of portfolio quality projects. Prerequisites: VCOM1400 Intro QuarkXPress or VCOM1430 Intro InDesign.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2415

  • VCOM2420 Advanced Computer Illustration 3
    Description
    VCOM 2420 This course is a project driven course. Students will use Intro Illustrator to create a variety of portfolio quality drawings. Prerequisites: VCOM1410.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2420

  • VCOM2422 Print Processes II 3
    Description
    VCOM 2422 This graphic design course is designed to give the student a hands-on overview of the print process. Print theory and terminology, paper knowledge, hands-on press operation, plate making and bindery processes will be emphasized. Students will create and print projects during the process of learning press and pressroom operation.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/14/2008 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2422

  • VCOM2423 Print Management 2
    Description
    VCOM 2423 Students learn the customer service and sales side of the print industry. Topics include: job costing, estimating, customer service, print buying, print distributioin (including postal regulations.) Prerequisites: VCOM1422.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2423

  • VCOM2424 Photography for Non-Profits 2
    Description
    VCOM 2424 This service-learning class offers the training and experience needed to provide professional location and studio photography to are nonprofits with restricted budgets. The class will provide a variety of organizations (i.e., arts, health, human services, etc.) with pictures for use in web sites, brochures, posters or other publicity materials. Each student will devote a minimum of 30 hours to classroom projects and shooting sessions.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 12/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2424

  • VCOM2426 Expert Techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator 2
    Description
    VCOM 2426 This class continues the students' development and work in Advanced Photoshop and Advanced Illustrator. Projects will evolve from exercises where they will learn a variety of advanced techniques that will be incorporated into the finished work. They will gain greater facility with the software and create portfolio quality projects. Prerequisites: Advanced Photoshop and Advanced Illustrator

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2426

  • VCOM2510 Commercial Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2510 In this course the student will learn how to use all the features of a large format, 4x5 view camera to produce commercial style images. By using special image distortion correction and depth of field controls, the student will setup and shoot many different types of images, such as still life, product, advertisement, and others. The use of studio lighting will be discussed and used during these projects as well as the use of natural lighting when photographing outdoor commercial projects. Prerequisites: VCOM 1020, VCOM 1515, and VCOM 1570 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2510

  • VCOM2520 Digital Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2520 In this course the student will apply the fundamentals of photography, lighting, and digital imaging in order to produce professional quality digital photographs. Students will apply the principals of digital photographic "workflow" to projects which will include studio portraits, still life, and outdoor architectural projects. Students will apply techniques of working with layouts, file management, and color management to produce images both for print and web production.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2520

  • VCOM2525 Event Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2525 In this course the student will learn about the viable niche of Event Photography by working on real life event photography projects. This apprentice style learning course will allow students at all levels to take part in real event photography project from concept to planning, from capture to download, and from editing to delivery of a finished product. Skills from other camera courses will be reinforced, but no prior experience is necessary.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/13/2014 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2525

  • VCOM2530 Advanced Photojournalism 2
    Description
    VCOM 2530 Photography has been used in print publication for decades and will continue to be an integral part of print communication. In this course students will be introduced to advanced photojournalistic techniques and concepts linked with studio and location photography skills, editing skills, and related concepts dealing with pre-visualization, use of traditional and digital 35mm cameras, cut-line writing, layout, visual storytelling, copyright, libel, privacy, Associated Press Style, and business skills. Prerequisites: VCOM1720 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2530

  • VCOM2535 Wedding Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2535 This course allows both novice and experienced wedding photographers to improve their skills by working together on actual Wedding Photography Projects. The course integrates nearly all of the courses in the photography program to include lighting, digital images, the business of photography and workflow methods. Prerequisites: Introduction to Photography and Photo Lighting Techniques

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/21/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2535

  • VCOM2540 The Business of Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2540 Professional photographers who use the craft to pay their bills will tell you the the vast majority of their duties do not revolve around photography itself, but the many and varied activities that support the business of photography. This course, therefore, does not teach students photography per se. This course will teach students about the skills, tools, and resources necessary to succeed in busines. Prerequisites: None.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2540

  • VCOM2551 Digital Studio Workflow I 2
    Description
    VCOM 2551 Digital photography is rapidly becoming the media of choice. Photographers are faced with a variety of image management issues as they explore new techniques and photographic opportunities. Students in this course will use a full digital studio to capture, manipulate, output and manage images via a standardized digital workflow process. In this course an emphasis is placed on color management. Students will explore both the technical issues involved in using digital equipment, and investigate the creative options available to the professional digital photographer. Prerequisites: VCOM1010, or instructor approval.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2551

  • VCOM2552 Digital Studio Workflow II 2
    Description
    VCOM 2552 This course enhances the skills and knowledge from VCOM2551 and takes workflow beyond capture, image management and output stages into the correction of difficult images and unusual situations. Advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop will be covered as the photographer learns how to solve technical issues and create unique products to help them succeed in the competitive workplace. Prerequisites: VCOM1006, VCOM1010, VCOM1021, VCOM1580, VCOM2520, VCOM2551

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2552

  • VCOM2555 Alternative Light Sources 2
    Description
    VCOM 2555 This technical and creative course will allow students to explore the use of alternative light sources used in scientific, artistic, and commercial photography. Background about color theory and spectral analysis will give a foundation for understanding the range of possibilities open to the photographer. Projects and assignments will range from color balance and color temperature to use of infrared and ultra violet light sources. Discussion will include the use of lasers, spectral microscopy, and infrared sensors used in photographic equipment today. Prerequisites: VCOM1020 and VCOM1515 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2555

  • VCOM2560 Photography on the Internet 1
    Description
    VCOM 2560 This course will help the student understand the connection between photography and the Internet (World Wide Web). As photography changes with the advent of digital imaging, new marketing display methods introduced, different clients-bases are formed, and unique product delivery methods are being established. In this course, initially the student will explore and research the new photographic concepts born of the internet. Then the student will build an image based web site for display and marketing as well as use on-line photographic printing services. Prerequisites: VCOM1000, VCOM1010, VCOM1020 and VCOM 1580.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2560

  • VCOM2565 Crime Scene/Forensic Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2565 This course will teach student to apply the basics of 35mm camera operation to the process and procedures of various crime scene and forensic photography investigations including, but not limited to: arson cases, auto accidents and auto-related death, break-ins, domestic abuse, personal injuries, homicides. Prerequisites: VCOM1020 and VCOM1515 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2565

  • VCOM2575 Medical Photography 2
    Description
    VCOM 2575 Medical Photography focuses on traditional and digital photographic methods to accomplish a range of services for Medical Schools, Health Science departments, hospitals, clinics, and government agencies. Medical photographers are specifically trained to provide high quality medical products and services. This course will teach the student to apply photographic and lighting techniques to the needs of the health care profession. Prerequisites: VCOM1020 and VCOM1515 required.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2575

  • VCOM2581 Photo Portfolio 2
    Description
    VCOM 2581 This hands-on course will guide the student through the creation of a photography-based portfolio. Concepts in assemble techniques, display options and presentation methods will be at the heart of this course. Upon completion the student will have an industry-ready photographic portfolio in preparation for career exploration.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2581

  • VCOM2582 Portfolio Development (Photographic Entrepreneur) 2
    Description
    VCOM 2582 This class will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the photography job market. Students will be required to create a finished professional portfolio demonstrating their photographic skills. The portfolio will include examples of film and digital photography. Images for inclusion in the portfolio will be created using a variety of photographic formats, and techniques, and will emphasize the marketing and business plan developed for a start-up business. As a part of this course, students are required to participate in a formal portfolio showing near the end of their final semester of school. Prerequisites: Should be taken during the last semester prior to Graduation and concurrently with VCOM2000.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2582

  • VCOM2584 Portfolio Development (Art Communications) 2
    Description
    VCOM 2584 This course will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the photography job market. Students will be required to create a finished professional portfolio demonstrating their photographic skills. The portfolio will include examples of film and digital photography. Images for inclusion in the portfolio will be created using a variety of photographic formats, and techniques, but will emphasize photojournalism, and artistically styled images. As a part of this course, students are required to participate in a formal portfolio showing near the end of their final semester of school. Prerequisites: Should be taken during the last semester prior to Graduation and concurrently with VCOM2000.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2584

  • VCOM2586 Portofolio Development (Scientific Imaging) 2
    Description
    VCOM 2586 This course will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the photography job market. Students will be required to create a finished professional portfolio demonstrating their photographic skills. The portfolio will include examples of film and digital photography. Images for inclusion in the portfolio will be created using a variety of photographic formats, and techniques, but will emphasize scientific imaging. As a part of this course, students are required to participate in a formal portfolio showing near the end of their final semester of school. Prerequisites: Should be taken during the last semester prior to Graduation and concurrently with VCOM2000.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2586

  • VCOM2605 Audio/Video for Presentations 3
    Description
    VCOM 2605 This course introduces the student to the planning, designing and production of photo/video based presentations and audio. Students will learn how to develop timelines, narrative scripts and storyboards. Students will become familiar with techniques of audio, video and still images creation, compression and formatting appropriate for use in interactive multimedia and linear presentation. Delivery and packaging of a variety of digital media will also be covered. Prerequiste: None.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2605

  • VCOM2610 Digital Animation 2
    Description
    VCOM 2610 Introduces animation tools such as Flash and builds skills needed to create two-dimensional digital animations and web interfaces. Students work with different animation techniques and interface designs to create finished web accessible animations. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2610

  • VCOM2620 Digital Delivery 3
    Description
    VCOM 2620 Print is changing. Even with the pervasive digital infrastructure there is a basic need for print in our society. However, it is clear that digital media and print will live side by side and the traditional printing business will morph into more than just a print production manufacturer. Digital Delivery will focus on the use of software to create and prepare dynamically generated files for digital output. Use of the design process and layout principles along with production skills will be stressed. Students will explore both the technical issues involved in creating digital files along with the interface of variable data production. We will cover the activities and processes of the print workflow, along with the capabilities of variable-data and print-on-demand. Prerequisites: VCOM 1422, VCOM 1430

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 05/21/2014 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2620

  • VCOM2650 Multimedia Project Management 2
    Description
    VCOM 2650 This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods of design and construction of a multimedia production. Students will learn project management, client contact and presentation techniques. Students will learn to integrate information from a variety of resources into a multimedia production design. Teamwork and group participation in project development will be stressed.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2650

  • VCOM2655 Introduction to Director 2
    Description
    VCOM 2655 This is an introductory course in the use of 3D modeling and animation software. Basic modeling techniques, use of animation software, basic animation and understanding the 3D process will be stressed. Students will create models that will be animated. Emphasis will be placed on movement, application of textures, lighting, camera movement, and project continuity. Projects will be exported in video format for use in multimedia and web page projects.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2655

  • VCOM2660 3D Modeling and Animation 3
    Description
    VCOM 2660 This course is designed to give the skills needed to make basic computer generated 3D models and animations for use in multimedia, web and print projects. Software will be used to create, animate and render 3-D models. Textures, color and lighting will be applied to objects and environments. Emphasis is placed on tool and menu use to create models and animations. Prerequisites: GRDT1055, VCOM1010, GRDT1500, or VCOM1410, AVAR1400 (recommended).

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2660

  • VCOM2665 Intro to Adobe Acrobat 2
    Description
    VCOM 2665 Using the Adobe Acrobat software, the student will create any type of document in the PDF format, preserving the exact look and content of the original, complete with fonts and graphics. They will also work with multimedia components smoothly. The student will unify documents, spreadsheets, presentations, email, multimedia and video in a single cohesive document. They will learn how to manipulate files in PDF Portfolio without affecting the original file. They will learn how to distribute PDF documents reliably and securely. The student will also learn how to create interactive forms in Acrobat.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 10/06/2010 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2665

  • VCOM2670 Introduction to Authorware 2
    Description
    VCOM 2670 This course is designed to give the student introductory experiences in Authorware Professional, Macromedia's computer based training software. Students will concentrate on basic tool and menu operation, flow charting, storyboard development, and basic multimedia construction. Prerequisites: VCOM1000 and VCOM1010 required, and VCOM1410 recommended.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2670

  • VCOM2675 Designing for Mobile Apps 2
    Description
    VCOM 2675 This course explores the basics of interface and interactive design for common mobile devices and tablets. It focuses on the use of designer friendly software to create and distribute simple mobile apps. Use of the design process and layout principles are stressed. Prerequisites: VCOM1032 Interactive Design Fundamentals, or equivalent HTML and CSS experience

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2675

  • VCOM2680 Introduction to Flash 2
    Description
    VCOM 2680 Students will be introduced to Macromedia'a Flash, an object based 2D animation program. Flash is used to create animated segments for use in web pages or multimedia. Basic animation, symbols - unique to Flash, timing, storyboarding, design and software tools will be emphasized. Other Flash tools that are introduced in this course include: masks, motion guides and buttons. ActionScript language code is introduced. VCOM2700 Advanced Flash, follows this course. Prerequisites: VCOM1010, VCOM1410

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2680

  • VCOM2685 Web Page Construction I 2
    Description
    VCOM 2685 This class will familiarize students with the concepts of web page design and construction. Emphasis will be on good design for both graphic elements and logical web page information flow. Prerequisites: VCOM1010 and VCOM1410.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2685

  • VCOM2690 Web Page Construction II 3
    Description
    VCOM 2690 In this class students will become familiar with advanced web page design techniques. The emphasis will be on good design of both graphic elements and logical web page information flow. This advanced course will introduce students to a variety of web page construction software packages and tools. Additionally issues dealing with file transmission (audio, video, multimedia interaction) will be discussed.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2690

  • VCOM2694 Advanced Multimedia Production 2
    Description
    VCOM 2694 This course is project intensive. Students will use skills learned in Intro to Flash to create portfolio quality multimedia production. Emphasis will be placed on use of user interface design, scripting language, logical information flow, story boarding, and quality graphic design.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 05/15/2006 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2694

  • VCOM2701 Advanced Flash Scripting 3
    Description
    VCOM 2701 This course is designed to give students additional instruction and experience in Macromedias Flash Animation software. This is a project driven course and students will work on a variety of presentations for delivery on the web. Emphasis will be placed on design and the use of scripting language to control Flash animations.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2701

  • VCOM2705 Javascript for Designers 2
    Description
    VCOM 2705 This course explores the basics of JavaScript code and how to write it. Use of JQuery libraries and Dreamweaver snippets are explored. Students use Dreamweaver to incorporate JavaScript into designed web pages. Previous knowledge of HTML and CSS is required. Prerequisites: VCOM1032 Interactive Design Fundamentals, or equivalent HTML and CSS experience

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2705

  • VCOM2710 Web Page Construction III 3
    Description
    VCOM 2710 Introduces web content management software and use of templates and plugins to create websites.. Emphasis is on tools for creating feature rich websites without ground up programming. Other topics include using template web marketing, shopping cart/e-commerce options and HTML 5 and CSS3. Prerequisites: Interactive Design Fundamentals, Web Page Construction I, Web Page Construction II

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2710

  • VCOM2721 Portfolio for Graphic Design 2
    Description
    VCOM 2721 This class will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the multimedia, print industry and illustration job market. Students will be required to create a finished graphics portfolio in the area of their degree. Students will use skills learned in other software applications to refine and develop projects for use in their portfolio. Projects for inclusion in the portfolio will be created in pixel based, object based, and layout.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2721

  • VCOM2722 Portfolio for Multimedia and Web Development 2
    Description
    VCOM 2722 This class will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the multimedia, print industry and illustration job market. Students will be required to create a finished graphics portfolio in the area of their degree. Students will use skills learned in other software applications to refine and develop projects for use in their portfolio. Projects will be created using multimedia and web authoring programs. Projects for inclusion in the portfolio will be created in pixel based, object based, layout, web authoring and multimedia programs.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 05/31/2015

    Course Outline: VCOM2722

  • VCOM2724 Portfolio for Applied Visual Arts 2
    Description
    VCOM 2724 This class will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the applied arts fields which may include multimedia, print industry and illustration job market. Students will use skills learned in art mediums and software applications to refine and develop projects for use in their portfolio. Projects for inclusion in the portfolio will include art mediums as well as in pixel based, object based, and layout applications.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2724

  • VCOM2730 Career Research Skills 1
    Description
    VCOM 2730 This class will concentrate on preparing the student to enter the Visual Communication's job market. Students will be required to create a cover letter, resume and finished mini-portfolio. Students will practice job interviewing skills and prepare to present their portfolios. This course should be taken the last semester of study and should be taken in conjunction with VCOM2724, Portfolio Development (Applied Visual Arts) or VCOM2721 Portfolio Development (Graphic Design) or VCOM2722 Portfolio Development (Multimedia/Web)

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2730

  • VCOM2800 Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation 4
    Description
    VCOM 2800 This is an advanced course in 3D modeling and animation. Students will create animations for use on the web and in multimedia productions. Emphasis will be places on modeling and animating objects and test. Students will create animations from storyboards and will animate to prepared audio tracks. This course will focus on creating portfolio quality animations. Prerequisites: VCOM1000, VCOM1010, VCOM1410, and VCOM2660 required.

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2800

  • VCOM2810 3D Modeling and Animation Capstone 5
    Description
    VCOM 2810 Students will work on complex animation projects for multimedia and web display. Students will be expected to produce industrial quality animations using advanced modeling and animation techniques. Prerequisites: VCOM1000, VCOM1010, VCOM1410, VCOM2660, and VCOM2800 required (with instructor approval may be taken concurrently with VCOM2800).

    Credits: 5

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2810

  • VCOM2825 Visual Art Career Preparation 3
    Description
    VCOM 2825 In this capstone experience students refine and develop artwork for a personal and professional body of work in preparation for graduating and seeking work in visual art fields. This includes career research and development of a portfolio, web representation, resume and self-promotional materials. The legal aspects of protecting copyright and image use in online galleries and portfolios are explored. Students conduct informational interviews and develop networking skills. These skills will enable them to better market, manage and promote themselves and their art for positions in-house for a company or starting their own freelance business. Prerequisites: Must be taken only in final semester with majority of degree coursework complete.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2825

  • VCOM2970 INTERNSHIP: Visual Communications
    Description
    VCOM 2970 Internship is a supervised work experience to apply classroom and simulated knowledge in a real on-the-job setting. This learning alternative will give students the opportunity to develop speed and skills and gain experiential knowledge and attitudes in their specialty areas. Specific student outcomes will be prearranged and assessed with the internship provider. A designated faculty member will monitor student progress on a regular basis. Internship s can have a varied credit values and needs prior approval from the supervising instructor. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

    Credits:

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2970

  • VCOM2990 Independent Study Visual Communication 4
    Description
    VCOM 2990 Independent Study Visual Communication

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 05/10/2010 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: VCOM2990