2017-2018 Catalog

Media Design, Associate of Arts

(95-96 credits)

Program Description

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts degree in Media Design, students will have knowledge and technical skills in graphic design, web design, and multimedia fields.

The Media Design Associate of Arts at SKC is considered a “hybrid” program - that is, while each course has set times on the schedule each term for students to meet as a class with their instructors, any and potentially all courses may additionally require online participation for some part of the schedule. Check your Media Design syllabi and speak with the instructor of record for each course.

Career Opportunities

SKC graduates in Media Design have successfully attained careers in the surrounding community. Currently, graduates create page layouts, ads and update company web pages. Graduates gaining entry level employment in this field can expect $12 to $20 per hour. Other graduates have freelance positions earning near $25 per hour, completing photography, poster, and web designs. Local businesses include Total Screen Design, Charkoosta, and sign and printing businesses. Examples of job titles for graduates with a Media Design degree include:

Web Designer, Graphic Designer, ­Photographer & Photo Editor, Digital Illustrator and Videographer/Video Editor.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Media Design degree program, students will be able to:

  • Effectively use a variety of tools and processes for producing contemporary forms of digital media.
  • Effectively use multiple contemporary media delivery platforms and delivery systems.
  • Use a cluster of industry standard applications to create digital media.
  • Accurately describe the phases of production (pre, production and post) as well as the project management tasks inherent in each phase.
  • Use current industry standards of production, design, and function within a chosen area of specialty.
  • Use current and emerging media to represent traditional and contemporary indigenous people in provocative and respectful ways.
  • Apply coursework and area of specialization towards transitioning from school to working in the industry.
  • Identify career ladders and options for further education.
  • Plan, create and maintain a professional portfolio highlighting and marketing skills and capabilities. Present this portfolio via websites, blogs, and social media.
  • Collaborate and communicate in ways that support design team and/or group production.

Curriculum

Fall (First Year)

ARTD 114Beginning Drawing

3

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

FTVP 102Introduction to Photography

2

AND

FTVP 103Introduction to Photography Lab

1

MEDA 101Introduction to Media Design

5

MEDA 190Introduction to Web Design and Media Portfolio

2

Total Credit Hours:15

ARTD 114: Meets Fine Arts Humanities General Education Requirement

Winter (First Year)

ARTD 111Fundamentals of Art and Design

3

FTVP 140Fundamental Video Production

3

MEDA 120Introduction to Digital Illustration

3

MEDA 143Digital Storytelling & Social Media

4

ELECTIVE Native American Studies General Education Open

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (First Year)

ENGL 202English Composition II

3

MEDA 175Interactive Web Development

2

FTVP 141Intermediate Video Production

3

OR

FTVP 202Intermediate Photography (in B & W)

2

AND

FTVP 203Intermediate Photography Lab

1

OR

FTVP 171New Directions in Indigenous Films

3

ELECTIVE Humanities Intro General Education from List

3

ELECTIVE Social Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:17

Fall (Second Year)

ARTD 150Introduction to Art History

3

OR

MEDA 109Creativity Culture & Media

3

 

SPCH 100Basic Communications

3

OR

MEDA 255Foundations Of Digital Citizenship

3

MATH 100College Algebra

5

OR

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

 

NASD 101History of Indians in the United States

3

MEDA 204Media Project Development

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Winter (Second Year)

MEDA 225Game Design and 3D Modeling

5

OR

MEDA 269Intermediate Photoshop

4

 

MEDA 170Page Layout and Design

3

ARTD 145Beginning Printmaking

3

SCID 101Science, Society and Culture

5

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Spring (Second Year)

PSYC 225Psychology of Advertising and Propaganda

2

 

MEDA 205Advanced & Special Projects

3

OR

MEDA 298Indigenous Digital Storytelling

3

 

MEDA 212Tomorrow's Media Seminar

3

MEDA 290Design Portfolio & Presentation Capstone

3

SVLN 100Community Service Learning

1

ELECTIVE Native American Studies General Education Open

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 95-96

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