Students design and create a wide variety of creative digital assets in a project-based, hands on learning environment. They will collaborate with mentors, digital design alumni and business partners. Students are exposed to variety of professional design, photography and audio software and equipment. They will use the software and equipment to create digital assets for graphic and web design, photography, 2 and 3D animation, and sound design for voice overs, music production and podcasts. This class prepares students for the creative and technical opportunities of a creative digital career.
Students have the opportunity to produce digital assets that include creative photography, portraits, product shots, logos, brochures, illustrations, t-shirts, motion graphics, 2 and 3D animations digital audio for podcasts and music. Students will explore most of these in the beginning of the course with a chance to narrow their focus that matches their interest.
Students will develop communication, project management and the professional skills necessary to succeed in today’s creative business environment. They will build professional portfolios, LinkedIn profiles, resumes and cover letters to be used for college applications, internships, and for employment.
Design software and equipment includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom with Wacom HD and Intous Pro tablets. Animation software includes Adobe Animate, Blender, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya. Photography equipment includes Canon 5D and 6D full frame cameras and lenses, strobes, flashes, light meters, and tripods. Audio equipment and software include Mackie and Rode and Audio Technica mics, pop filters, Novation keyboard, Scarlett 2i4 and 2i6 Mackie ProFX mixing board, Logic X, Pro Tools, Autotune, Spectrasonics and Komplete Ultimate. There are Macbook Pros that students can check out as well as the camera and audio equipment.
Students will receive weighted credit for the second semester if enrolled for the full-year.