GRDT 1001 This is an introductory course that prepares all students for entry into the graphic design or web and multimedia design fields. General overviews will be given of the visual arts, photography, and graphic design fields. Students will learn basic computer operations, how to use the local campus network for servers and printers, ad an introduction to the online classroom resources. Additionally, students will learn to prepare, mount, display, and present design work.
GRDT 1010 This is an introduction to 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, enhancement and layer masks are also
GRDT 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 modem 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.
GRDT 1053 This is a beginning drawing course geared toward developing or improving good drawing habits. Linear perspective is emphasized. Drawing freehand is practiced for sketchbook and various classroom exercises. Drawing in perspective will also be emphasized, including one, two and three point perspective. The course will explore composition, drawing and rendering techniques. A key emphasis for this course is to instill more confidence in visual expression, through learned techniques and to become a better visual communicator.
GRDT 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, layers, spot and process color, and file output will be emphasized.
WEBD 1032 This course will explore the fundamentals of development and delivery of web sites. Students will be introduced to basic web page coding and image preparation. Special emphasis will be placed on HTML page structure and control of page elements through CSS. Students will be able to create a simple website with HTML and CSS and upload it to a server at the end of the course.
WEBD 1650 This course addresses the creating, editing. optimizing and formatting of photo/raster images, vector/drawing images and 3D content at an introductory level for use in web pages and social media. It also address use of raster, vector and web page software for the development of wireframing and screen designs. Software explored includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver.
WEBD 1750 This course addresses the creating, editing, optimizing and formatting of audio, video, 2D and 3D animated content at an introductory level for use in web pages and social media. Software explored includes Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Animate
WEBD 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. This course is delivered online and requires weekly discussion participation.
WEBD 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: WEBD1032 Interactive Design Fundamentals, or equivalent HTML and CSS experience
WEBD 2681 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.
WEBD 2685 Students will become familiar with the concepts of web page design, construction, and software programs. Emphasis will be on good design process for graphic element creation, logical web page information flow, and site creation. Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop will be used at the primary software tools.
WEBD 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, multimedia interaction) will be discussed.
WEBD 2700 This course addresses the creating, editing. optimizing and formatting of photo/raster images, vector/drawing images and 3D content at an introductory level for use in web pages and social media.
WEBD 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.
WEBD - 2722: Web and Multimedia Career and Portfolio
WEBD 2722 This capstone experience concentrates on preparing students to enter the multimedia/web design job market. This includes career research and development of a professional portfolio, cover letter, resumes and self-promotional materials. Students conduct informational interview and develop networking skills. these skills will enable students to better market, manage, and promote themselves for in-house or freelance/contract positions. Students will use skills learned in software and design courses to create new or refine existing projects to include in a portfolio. Students should expect a substantial level of out-of-class time preparation.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student?s awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people?s personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7.