Visual Graphics & Web Design
Students will learn to design, develop and produce interactive media projects, websites and social media contexts. Students will demonstrate methods of creating professional quality media using commercial and open source software.
Students will learn techniques for transforming photographic images, through the use of digital cameras, computers and mobile devices. To accomplish this, they will learn software photo editing techniques including layering, color correction, masking and special effects.
Students will also learn the dynamics of the Web environment while pursuing an in-depth study of both Hybertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Web based protocols such as FTP, TCP/IP and HTTP will be addressed. Students will create a website with tag text elements, special characters, lines, graphics, hypertext links and graphical tables.
Students will use animation and storyboarding techniques to plan the production of an animation project. Students will design from script and storyboard actions in the preproduction planning process. Students will use commercial and open source digital animation software to create finished animations, cartoons and other short movies. They will accomplish this using animated text, character movements, voice, background sound, sound effects, camera movements and multiple scenes.