2019-2020 Catalog

Digital Design Technology Associate of Arts

(90 credits)

Program Description

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

The Digital Design Technology degree 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 Digital Design Technology 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 degree in Digital Design Technology include:

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

Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Digital Design Technology 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 Quarter (First Year)

ARTD114Beginning Drawing

3

DIGD101Intro to Digital Design Technology

5

DIGD102Introduction to Web Design and Portfolio

2

ENGL101English Composition I

3

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (First Year)

ARTD111Fundamentals of Art and Design

3

DIGD143Digital Storytelling and Data Visualization

4

FTVP140Fundamental Video Production

3

DIGD140Introduction to Digital Illustration

3

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (First Year)

ENGL202English Composition II

3

HMNT101Introduction to Humanities

3

OR

PHIL100Introduction to Philosophy

3

DIGD175Interactive Web Design

2

FTVP141Intermediate Video Production

3

OR

FTVP202Intermediate Photography (in B & W)

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall (Second Year)

ARTD150Introduction to Art History

3

OR

DIGD109Creativity, Culture, & Design

3

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

OR

DIGD202Design, Power, & Citizenship

3

MATH100College Algebra

5

OR

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

DIGD204Design Project Management

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Winter (Second Year)

ARTD145Beginning Printmaking

3

DIGD240Page Layout & Design

3

DIGD242Game Development & 3D Modeling

5

PSYC110Introduction to Psychology

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (Second Year)

DIGD270Design Trends Seminar

3

DIGD275Advanced and Special Projects

3

DIGD290Design Portfolio & Presentation Capstone

3

PSYC225Psychology of Advertising and Propaganda

2

SVLN100Community Service Learning

1

Total Credit Hours:12

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