Course Number & Name:  ART 163 Digital Video Graphic Design

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ART 161, ART 167 or ART 168 or acceptable portfolio with demonstrated proficiencies in design submitted to and evaluated by the instructor
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: The course emphasizes the artistic production of hard copy, film, slides, video and animation created by digital photography, digital video imaging, scanning, and desktop editing techniques.  Design elements and principles are combined with computer skills to produce portfolio and production video clips necessary for employment placement or advanced study in the computer graphics field.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. edit digital graphic clips using Apple’s iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Movie Maker, and Avid software;
  2. utilize Adobe Photoshop graphic communication skills, photo editing, Microsoft Word graphics, Excel charts, digital photography, and digital editing publication techniques to create basic digital film production clips and finalize digital film projects;
  3. communicate in accurate computer graphic terminology encompassing a demonstrated proficiency in scanning skills, digital photography, motion graphics, animation techniques and the application of the elements and principles of (art) design;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of and skillful use of video as digital data and editing frames and parts of digital libraries utilizing film clips, slides, music, and voice-over narrations;
  5. prepare a storyboard sequence of film or digital files for hard drive editing;
  6. complete the process of moving video from a DV source to a final edited DVD film production;
  7. perform a digital cut, add video to the digital magazine, and capture video from a cassette or a webcam using Adobe Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Photoshop Extended for video;
  8. design video graphics using Corel Painter, Photoshop Extended for Video, Final Cut Express and iMovie 11; and
  9. use a digital high-definition video camera and still photography techniques with an SLR digital camera to produce raw, jpeg, tiff and gif files.


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