Digital Design & Production (DDP)

DDP 001A  Computer Graphics 1A   Units: 3

This course provides an introduction to the process of creating, capturing, and manipulating bitmap graphics using Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard bitmap editor for graphics professionals. Adobe Photoshop is used for retouching and photo processing of scanned or digital photographic images on the computer.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 001B  Computer Graphics 1B   Units: 3

This course provides an introduction to the process of creating vector graphics images using Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard vector graphics editor for graphics professionals. Adobe Illustrator is used for creating graphic design, typography, logos, and sharp-edged artistic illustration on the computer.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 002  Computer Graphics 2   Units: 3

This course provides advanced applications in computer graphics page layout techniques, using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard software for computer graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the computer as a design tool to assemble type and manipulate images for the printed page and Web publication.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 010  Graphic Design I   Units: 3

Students in this course utilize computers to solve visual communication and design problems using graphic components. Topics covered include typography, logos/marks/symbols/pictographs, corporate identity, graphic techniques (both digital and traditional), introduction to advertising design, digital prepress and press. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software are used to create final images.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 011  Graphic Design II   Units: 3

Students in this course utilize computers to solve communication and design problems for traditional and new media using graphic, audio, and animation components. Topics covered include traditional and digital typography, animation, motion graphics, sound, new media as communication, non-linear interactive design, and electronic page design.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DDP-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 020  New Media I   Units: 3

Students use the computer to create multimedia presentations that synthesize photography, graphics, video, sound, and animation as well as making traditional and web-based interactive presentations.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DDP-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 021  New Media II   Units: 3

Students use a computer to create advanced multimedia presentations that synthesize photography, graphics, video, sound, and animation as well as making traditional and webbased interactive presentations.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DDP-020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 030  Digital Photography   Units: 3

This course provides an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques of digital photography. Students learn to capture images using a digital camera to demonstrate and master basic standards in photographic technique. Topics include the use of digital interfaces, printers and file formats as well as the preparation of images for electronic display. A digital camera with a minimum of five megapixels and a corresponding camera manual is required. (Equivalent to ART-031.)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 032  Applied Digital Photography   Units: 3

This course provides intermediate and advanced instruction in applied digital photography. Students expand their basic digital photography skills to produce digital photographs for the web,prints or slide presentations. Emphasis is placed on taking high quality digital photographs,utilizing advanced image editing software and producing images suitable for prints, publication or the web. A digital camera of at least 3 megapixels is required and Adobe Photoshop software is recommended. Students should have access to a computer capable of handling digital photo files, a photo quality printer and USB connections.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DDP-030
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DDP 095A  Digital Design & Production Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Digital Design & Production.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None