The Digital Media Animation and Design (DMAD) program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree intended to prepare students for a job in digital media.
Our program focuses on the various methods used to organize and transform media, ideas and concepts of digital media into completed projects from start to finish showing the skill needed to gain employment.
The students' success will depend on a deep understanding of the digital media process and its diverse technologies. All students will be immersed into the essentials of web and broadcast design; 2D and 3D animation; and DVD and video production. These course competencies provide the basis for the specialized instruction specific within the Digital Media Institute (DMI). Whether it is 3D modeling and animation, graphic design for print or broadcast, visual effects, web technologies, or combining new media experiences, students will gain the skills necessary to work effectively in the existing areas of digital media production and be prepared to shape technology as a future employee.
Coursework in the DMAD program includes: 3D Modeling, Texturing, Animation and Rendering in Maya; Motion Graphics for Broadcast and Film with Photoshop and After Effects; Non-Linear Digital Video Editing using Premiere Pro; Designing and Creating Websites for Showcasing Student Talents using Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Illustrator, as well as authoring DVDs and creating Digital Audio for student demo reels with Encore and Audition.
Examples of careers in animation and digital media include but are not limited to:
Web design and development--including streaming media
3D modeling and animation for broadcast and digital film
Non-linear editing for video production and digital films
Visual effects for television and film
Broadcast design for advertising and television