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CSD 210 ( F)
CREATING MULTIMEDIA
3 credits

The fundamental principles and techniques associated with planning, designing, and creating multimedia content (interactive graphics, animation, digital audio); integration into Web publications; standard multimedia formats; multimedia development tools; Web authoring tools; high-performance Web playback. Students will specify, design, and develop Web-based projects. This course does not satisfy Computer Science major requirements. Prerequisite: CSC 153 or permission of Director.


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CSD 310 ( S)
ADVANCED ANIMATION
3 credits

Transformation of frame-based animation with fixed run-time behavior using scripted animation; focusing on interactivity, changing appearance, motion, and sound via scripting to control movies/Web sites in response to execution state and user events; script syntax, logic, controlling targeted objects, timelines; variables, conditional statements, and loops. Prerequisite: CSD 210.


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CSD 340
WEB SCRIPTING
3 credits

An introduction to basic programming concepts: variables, arrays, control structures (ifs and loops), and functions, as well as an introduction to basic interface concepts such as forms, elements, events, etc. Use of these concepts in the creation of dynamic and interactive documents for the Internet. Mainly client-side scripting, in particular JavaScript, but may also include some server-side scripting and XML. Prerequisite: DArt 230 or permission of the Program Director.

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CSD 342
SERVER SIDE SCRIPTING
3 credits

Application development using different server-based technologies. Technologies will focus on current industry standards such as CGI/BIN, .Net and PHP; new technologies, use of the technologies and current research efforts. The course will develop basic interaction with current database technologies. Prerequisite: CSD 340.

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DART 200 ( )
HISTORY AND THEORY OF DIGITAL ART
3 credits
Patterns 1

This course will focus on the newly emerging and continually expanding field of digital art and the relation of new media art practices to earlier moments in which art and technology have intersected. Topics to be addressed include: the art historical receptions of digital works; display strategies for new media; and significant developments in the areas of digital sculpture, photo manipulation, interactive installations, and digital printmaking.


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DART 212 (F, S)
VISUAL DESIGN
3 credits

This course provides an overview of visual design practices, including editing and formatting text and preparing materials for publication. Topics include design principles, color theory, typography, digital manipulation of images and photographs, printing processes, color reproduction, and page design for print. Students will be introduced to software for image and graphics production (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).


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DART 230 ( S)
WEB DEVELOPMENT
3 credits

Preparation, design, development, and maintenance of Web documents. Creating, revising, editing, and critiquing Web sites using “hard code” and applications-based layout and editing, and the use of style sheets. Emphasizes site architecture and mastery of Web authoring tools, including Web document deployment and debugging. (Note: Credit will not be given for both DART 230 and ENG 330.) Prerequisite: CSC 153 or permission of Director.


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DART 280-281-282 (SPRING)
DIGITAL ARTS SEMINAR I - II - III
1 credit
Elective
Freshmen, sophomore, and junior DArt majors meet one hour a week to hear and discuss current issues, research, and trends in digital art and design. Discussions focus on students' interest and professional direction, the presentations by visiting lecturers, their evaluation of the program, and their role as a future professional. Each semester is 1 credit.

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DART 300 ( )
DIGITAL FIGURE DRAWING
3 credits
Elective

This course is designed for students who have previous digital media experience. Traditional drawing concepts and exercises will be applied using an electronic drawing tablet and computer software. While basic elements of drawing will be reviewed, the concentration of the course will focus on drawing the figure. Classical through contemporary figure painting and drawing will be studied as a means of exploring concept and personal style.


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DART 301 (SPRING)
TYPOGRAPHY FOR PRINT & WEB
3 credits
Elective
This course emphasizes formal, compositional, and abstract methodologies that contribute to communication through visual language. The basic skills involve the process of manipulating type and images to discover the basis of their interaction as methods for creating meaningful graphic messages. Assignments and exercises use computer software to develop typographic designs for static, motion, and Internet graphics.

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DART 309 (FALL)
DIGITAL STORYTELLING DESIGN
3 credits

The course will introduce students to the basic concepts of video production including storyboarding, audio recording, non-linear editing, and DVD production. The design of projects will begin with the goal of developing a compelling video story from the experiences of the student, friends, family, or strangers. The focus on first-person narratives and students will craft the stories into a videos that elevate the value of the events by enabling others to share the experience.

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DART 430 (F)
ADVANCED AUTHORING
3 credits

Methods to blend graphics, design, content, and multimedia components into a single digital medium; methods for merging these components; advanced and emerging technologies involving digital authoring, including advanced layout and multimedia designs, and current technology trends including server-side; the impact of emerging technologies on digital media designs. Prerequisite: CSD 340.

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DART 450 ( )
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
3 credits

Full-time, paid assignment in a cooperating firm involving job-related learning under faculty and on-site supervision. Students will meet regularly with a faculty member and will be required to reflect on the relationship between their course work and their co-op experience. Position is arranged through the director of the program.
Prerequisites:

  • A cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.75
  • Junior or senior standing
  • A satisfactory review of student portfolio
  • Approval of the DArt Program Director

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DART 461-462 ( )
INTERNSHIP
3 credits

Normally part-time, paid or non-paid employment in a cooperating site to provide practical experience in the discipline. Working under professional supervision for 10 to 15 hours per week, students learn how to apply their education to the everyday demands of the world of work. Students will meet regularly with a faculty member and will be required to reflect on the relationship between their course work and their internship experience.
Prerequisites:

  • A cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.75
  • Junior or senior standing
  • A satisfactory review of student portfolio
  • Approval of the DArt Program Director

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DART 480
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
2 credits

Plan, manage, and complete a digital media project. The students will participate in leadership roles, develop and manage a project budget, pand articipate in group exercises. The students will plan and maintain a time chart for the project. Each student will be assigned to one large project for the entire semester. Peer assessment will be incorporated into the course. This course is taken simultaneously with DART 481. Prerequisite: DART 430.

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DART 481 ( S)
SENIOR DIGITAL ARTS PORTFOLIO
1 credit

Each student will design and develop an individual portfolio showcasing the creative work he or she developed and the techniques used to achieve them. The portfolio will be presented to a faculty panel for evaluation. This portfolio course is taken simultaneously with DART 480, during the student’s final semester. Prerequisite: DART 430 or permission of the program director.

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