Web Design and Multimedia

Digital Imaging

VAMM100

This studio course presents in-depth techniques for image creation and manipulation using current software applications. Peripherals, file formats, resolution requirements, media storage, and digital photo processing are explored. Emphasis is on image-making methods used to create raster and vector graphics for print and the web.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Web and Interactive Design

VAMM110

This course is an introduction to the XHTML coding and techniques used to create websites. Students learn to design and develop interactive websites using both editors and hand coding skills. Project management and design skills are introduced. The semester culminates in the development of a website.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: VAMM100 or CISC110

Interface Design

VAMM120

The theoretical foundation needed to design user interfaces for digital projects are established. Topics discussed include human computer interaction, current trends, and basic methods for design, as well as project management techniques. Software is used to create the menus and navigation systems needed.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

3-D Modeling Concepts

VAMM130

Three-dimensional concepts and design techniques are presented through lecture and demonstration. The student, through studio experience, uses these concepts to design and create a digital 3-D environment. Current animation and graphic software is used in this class.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Multimedia Concepts I

VAMM209

Through lecture and studio work, students create multimedia projects. Students import or create video clips, sound bytes, still imagery, and copy; to produce a digital multimedia project. Graphic editing, video editing, and animation applications are used in this course.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAMM100 (C or better) or CISG102 (C or better) equivalent knowledge with permission of Department of the Arts
Corequisite: None

Multimedia Concepts II

VAMM210

Building on the foundation of Multimedia Concepts I, students add interactivity to their projects. Basic scripting and advanced design are covered. The course provides students with the skills needed to develop an advanced interactive multimedia project.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAMM209 (C or better) or equivalent knowledge with permission of the Department of the Arts
Corequisite: None

3-D Animation

VAMM230

Three-dimensional animation techniques are presented through lecture and demonstration. Students build on the concepts of 3-D modeling to expand their project to include motion scripting of fully mapped and lighted scenes. Animation and graphic editing applications are used in the course.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAMM130 (C or better) or equivalent knowledge with permission of the Department of the Arts
Corequisite: None