Digital Arts Technology

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This is tightly knit sequence of courses designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of interactive software development and digital media design.

Sharpen your skills as or learn to become an interactive software/media designer. Interact with colleagues and explore interactive design principles, human-computer interaction theory, software engineering structures, instructional design methods and visual and audio design principles.

If you are pursuing a career in fine arts, advertising, audio production, broadcasting, education, electronic publishing, graphic art production, instructional design, marketing, or Web development this program is for you. Choose to focus on Audio/Video, Graphics/Animation, Multimedia/Web or Electronic Music.

Digital Arts Technology - Audio/Video Option

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 3
Program Requirement ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
ART*H250 Digital Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Reasoning ♢♢ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement DAT *H108 Digital Imaging I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H110 Digital Video I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H218 Electronic Music Composition and Audio Technology I 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge ♢♢ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Program Requirement DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design 3
Program Requirement DAT*H224 Digital Video II 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
Program Requirement DAT*H226 Motion Graphics and Animation 3
Program Requirement DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project 3
Total Credits: 61-62

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

♢♢ At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate the properties of sound, human hearing, psychoacoustics, electro-acoustic and digital sound reproduction systems.
  2. Design and edit digital and analog audio files.
  3. Synthesize and apply the processes involved in transforming a concept to a video production.
  4. Design, produce, edit, and complete original video projects.
  5. Utilize state-of-the-ART special effect techniques currently used in the film and video industry.
  6. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

Digital Arts Technology - Graphics/Animation Option

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 3
Program Requirement ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
ART*H250 Digital Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Reasoning ♢♢ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H110 Digital Video I 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge ♢♢ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Program Requirement DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
Program Requirement DAT*H212 Graphics and Animation I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H230 Digital Imaging II 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement DAT*H106 Digital Design 3
Program Requirement DAT*H234 Graphics and Animation II 3
Program Requirement DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project 3
Total Credits: 61-62

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

♢♢ At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Design, edit and manipulate digital graphic and image files.
  2. Utilize advanced techniques for character modeling and the design of virtual space.
  3. Design, model, and animate complete 3-dimensional virtual worlds.
  4. Utilize state-of-the-art 3D special effect techniques currently used in the film and video industry.
  5. Utilize current digital imaging equipment and techniques to create/acquire content
  6. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

Digital Arts Technology - Multimedia/Web Authoring Option

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 3
Program Requirement ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
ART*H250 Digital Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Reasoning ♢♢ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H110 Digital Video I 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge ♢♢ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Program Requirement DAT*H116 Interactive Media Design 3
Program Requirement DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
Program Requirement CSC*H205 Visual Basic I 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement DAT*H215 Multimedia Web Authoring 3
Program Requirement DAT*H240 Multimedia Authoring III 3
Program Requirement DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project (Will require waiver) 3
Total Credits: 61-62

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

♢♢ At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize current design and delivery techniques to design advanced multimedia systems.
  2. Utilize the phases of the project development life-cycle to assist in the design and completion of software development projects.
  3. Storyboard, design, and implement multimedia systems.
  4. Design and implement accessibility-compliant user interfaces.
  5. Design World Wide Web Interactive technologies.
  6. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

Audio/Video Certificate


Students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

Course No. Title Credits
DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
DAT*H110 Digital Video Production I 3
DAT*H218 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Tech I 3
DAT*H219 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Tech II 3
DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design 3
DAT*H224 Digital Video Production II 3
DAT*H226 Motion Graphics for Film & Video 3
DAT*H237 Principles of Sound Recording 3
  Total Credit Hours 24

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the properties of sound, human hearing, psychoacoustics, electro-acoustic and digital sound reproduction systems.
  • Design and edit analog and digital audio files.
  • Synthesize and apply processes for transforming a concept into a complete video production.
  • Script, produce, edit, and complete original video projects.
  • Design state-of-the-art special effect techniques used in film and video.
  • Complete original projects terminating in deliverable media products with technical documentation.

Graphics/Animation Certificate

Students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

Course No. Title Credits
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
DAT*H106 Digital Design 3
DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
DAT*H212 3D Graphics & Animation I 3
    12
     
DAT*H116 Interactive Media Design 3
DAT*H230 Digital Imaging II 3
DAT*H234 3D Graphics & Animation II 3
    9
  Total Credit Hours 21

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Design, edit and manipulate digital graphics and image files.
  2. Utilize advanced techniques for character modeling and the design of virtual space.
  3. Design, model, and animate complete 3-dimensional landscapes.
  4. Develop state-of-the-art 3D special effects for film and video productions.
  5. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

Multimedia/Web Certificate

Course No. Title Credits
DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
DAT*H106 Digital Design 3
DAT*H116 Interactive Media Design 3
DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
DAT*H215 Multimedia/Web Authoring 3
DAT*H240 Multimedia Authoring III 3
  Total Credit Hours 18

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Utilize current development methods to design advanced multimedia systems.
  • Utilize the phases of the project development life-cycle to assist in the design and completion of multimedia project applications.
  • Conduct a user-needs assessment for the development of multimedia systems.
  • Design and implement accessibility-compliant user interfaces.
  • Design interactive application technologies for the World Wide Web.
  • Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software products with technical documentation.

Electronic Music Certificate

Students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

Course No. Title Credits
MUS*H101 Music History & Appreciation I 3
DAT/MUS*H218 Electronic Music Composition/ Audio Tech I 3
DAT/MUS*H237 Principles of Sound Recording 3
*Directed Elective Arts/Digital Arts 3
    12
     
MUS*H126 20th Century/Modern Music 3
DAT/MUS*H219 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Tech II 3
DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design 3
    9
  Total Credit Hours 21

*Directed Electives:
DAT*H110, DAT*H226, DAT*H290,
MUS*H103, MUS*H115

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the properties of sound, human hearing, and sound reproduction systems.
  • Use principles of acoustics and psychoacoustics to design state-of-the-art sonic environments.
  • Apply industry-standard techniques and tools to complete two-track and multi-track recording projects.
  • Use digital signal processing tools to manipulate and shape sound.
  • Compose original electronic music compositions.

Upon successfully completing one of the Digital Arts Technology Options, you should be eligible to transfer to one of the four Connecticut State Universities as a Junior. To receive transfer credit, a grade of C or better is required. Several private schools in the state will also take a majority of the classes, enabling you to enter their institution as a high level Sophomore or even a Junior. Several students have transferred to Universities in nearby states as well.

If you are interested in the Digital Arts Technology program, follow the simple steps below. With proper planning you can earn your Associates Degree in two years.

  1. E-mail rleite@nv.edu or set up an advising appointment through dat.setmore.com.
  2. Once you determine what you would like to do, apply to NVCC.
  3. If you have not taken the SATs, schedule a time to take your placement tests for English and Math.
  4. Meet with a counselor or your advisor to choose your classes and register.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact the financial aid office for assistance.

Department Head
Rachael M Leite
203-575-8152 (p)
203-596-8721 (f)
Room: L305