Program Learning Outcomes

 

Digital Media, Minor

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong familiarity and proficiency with professional software for video editing, audio production and editing, basic animation, and web development.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competency with the production pipeline of at least two of the following: Digital Cinema Production, Digital Audio Production, Web & App Development, and Animation.
  • Demonstrate mastery over media file formats, conversion protocols, and storage frameworks.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and in collaboration with other students.
  • Carry out applied learning activities focused on the production and post production process for digital media productions.

Digital Communication Technology, A.A.S.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong familiarity and proficiency with professional software for video editing, audio production and editing, basic animation, and web development.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competency with the production pipeline of at least two of the following: Digital Cinema Production, Digital Audio Production, Web & App Development, and Animation.
  • Demonstrate mastery over media file formats, conversion protocols, and storage frameworks.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and in collaboration with other students.
  • Carry out applied learning activities focused on the production and post production process for digital media productions.

Digital Cinema, Certificate of Proficiency

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Implement the processes, strategies, and protocols required for the production and creation of filmed media content, from entry level (production assistant) to advanced (producer and production manager), based on standard industry practices.
  • Describe and fill the role of the director in creating and executing the esthetic look and shooting plan of a screenplay in collaboration with department heads, actors, key crew members, and the post production team.
  • Implement their understanding of the psychological foundations of how storytelling functions through various technologies, how to apply the storytelling principles to create effective communication using a variety of media and in a variety of key production roles including producer, director, writer and editor.
  • Describe and fill the role of the cinematographer as technician, manager and storyteller by acquiring hands-on skills with grip, electric and camera equipment, and how these skills are applied to workflows in pre-production, principle photography and post-production.
  • Carry out applied learning activities focused on the post production process for digital media productions (documentaries, narrative, short format and corporate industrial).
  • Understand and show practical skills for the post workflows from asset management through final project delivery including client/director collaboration, technical and aesthetic editing skills, mastery of software tools, color correction and delivery of the product in required industry standard formats.

Web Design and Development - Web and App Development Emphasis, B.S.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and collaborate with industry partners and other students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional level verbal and written communication skills within their emphasis.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in using industry standard digital hardware and software within their specific emphasis on student and real world projects.
  • Specific skill-sets will include, but are not limited to: implementation of all features and aspects of a digital output platform, code in standard scripting languages called for by the various output formats and platforms of industry, design digital products for purposes of robust content, clarity, and aesthetics in the real world, and use all tools and techniques taught in this program in a commercial environment, including successful distribution and promotion of output.
  • Work on community partnered and service learning projects that benefit the local community.
  • Demonstrate junior level proficiency in current web development technologies as identified by an industry-populated advisory board.

Web Design and Development - Interaction and Design Emphasis, B.S.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking skills to solve industry-related problems on real world projects and collaborate with industry partners and other students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional level verbal and written communication skills within their emphasis.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in using industry standard digital hardware and software within their specific emphasis on student and real world projects.
  • Specific skill-sets will include, but are not limited to: implementation of all features and aspects of a digital output platform, code in standard scripting languages called for by the various output formats and platforms of industry, design digital products for purposes of robust content, clarity, and aesthetics in the real world, and use all tools and techniques taught in this program in a commercial environment, including successful distribution and promotion of output.
  • Work on community partnered and service learning projects that benefit the local community.
  • Demonstrate junior level proficiency in current web development technologies as identified by an industry-populated advisory board.

Animation and Game Development, B.S.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Rig basic bipedal and quadra-pedal three dimensional models.
  • Apply virtual light and camera tools to render believable environments.
  • Create and map custom textures for use in environmental and on character models.
  • Design and create visual effects for games and animation.
  • Design components for both entertainment and business industries at a professional level.
  • Develop and produce 2D and 3D game, and animation resources.
  • Participate in a team to create and present a major project.
  • Plan, schedule, follow through, and communicate in a team-oriented setting.
  • Use contemporary agile development methods, from pre-production to post in a team setting.
  • Write basic scripts to augment and customize procedural technical processes.

Digital Audio, B.S.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of acoustics and the wave properties and physics characteristics of sound.
  • Audio production workflow.
  • Level matching.
  • Impedance matching.
  • Grounding and signal isolation.
  • Device-internal signal routing.
  • Device-external signal routing.
  • Minimizing noise.
  • Use of buses.
  • Use of inserts and sends.
  • Output levels.
  • Panning.
  • Proper use of frequency spectrum.
  • Microphone mechanism designs and their attributes.
  • Microphone placement for recording, specific to subject characteristics.
  • Balanced line characteristics and uses.
  • Equalization and its proper application as a signal processor.
  • Compression types, characteristics, and uses.
  • Time-based signal processing such as reverb, delay, phase, flange.
  • Harmonic signal processing and its uses for sound alteration and restoration.
  • Audio restoration techniques.
  • Audio mixing techniques.
  • Competent use of leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
  • Audio mastering techniques.
  • Professional output formats and standards.
  • The aesthetics of audio.
  • The business of audio production.
  • Interacting with clients.
  • Interacting with talent.
  • Distribution and promotion.

Digital Cinema, B.S.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Implement the processes, strategies, and protocols required for the production and creation of filmed media content, from entry level (production assistant) to advanced (producer and production manager), based on standard industry practices.
  • Describe and fill the role of the director in creating and executing the esthetic look and shooting plan of a screenplay in collaboration with department heads, actors, key crew members, and the post production team.
  • Implement their understanding of the psychological foundations of how storytelling functions through various technologies, how to apply the storytelling principles to create effective communication using a variety of media and in a variety of key production roles including producer, director, writer and editor.
  • Describe and fill the role of the cinematographer as technician, manager and storyteller by acquiring hands-on skills with grip, electric and camera equipment, and how these skills are applied to workflows in pre-production, principle photography and post-production.
  • Carry out applied learning activities focused on the post production process for digital media productions (documentaries, narrative, short format and corporate industrial).
  • Understand and show practical skills for the post workflows from asset management through final project delivery including client/director collaboration, technical and aesthetic editing skills, mastery of software tools, color correction and delivery of the product in required industry standard formats.