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Digital Imaging Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    The program provides hands-on experience with industry standard software including Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks.
  • Entry requirements
    This part-time certificate program is designed for students who have an interest or background in the design or photography industry and want to learn computer image manipulation.
  • Academic Title
    Digital Imaging Certificate
  • Course description
    COMP1135      Fireworks
    Description: Recommended: DMED1060 Dreamweaver I or equivalent knowledge. This course will cover how to use Fireworks MX 2004 to develop custom graphics for the Web. Topics include layout and creation of graphics and symbols, editing of bitmap images, special effects and filters, object interactivity and interfaces, rollover effects, working with text, animation, behaviours, HTML integration, exporting and optimizing files for the Internet.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    COMP1970     QuarkXPress I

    Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge.
    This introductory course on QuarkXPress will familiarize students with terminology, practices and techniques of layout. Areas of study include: Quark palettes, tools and menus, layout fundamentals, and managing text and graphics.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    DMED1040     Flash
    Description: Recommended: DMED1060 Dreamweaver I or equivalent knowledge. This course will cover how to create dynamic, multimedia Web sites using Flash MX 2004. Students will learn how to use vector based tools to enhance websites with fast downloading animation, integrated sound, and advanced interactivity. Topics covered include working with vector and bitmap graphics, drawing tools and animation, adding MP3 audio, creating interactive menus and buttons, and compressing and uploading Flash sites.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    DMED1060     Dreamweaver I
    Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel) or equivalent knowledge.
    This course will cover Web page construction and organization with Dreamweaver, a visual Web page editor. Students will go through the Web page creation process from start to finish, with emphasis on Dreamweaver's tools for enhancing work flow and efficiency. Topics covered include design considerations, file organization, interactive forms, formatting with cascading style sheets, templates, and using frames.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    DMED1070     Illustrator
    Description: Recommended: COMP1530 Windows XP or equivalent knowledge.

    This course is designed to provide the student with practical skills for creating and manipulating digital illustrations using Illustrator. Geared towards those with limited experience in the field of computer graphics, this course will take students from the basics through to a broad understanding of the techniques and tools available to the Illustrator user. Specific topics include: navigating the Illustrator environment; digital drawing tools; using colour in illustration; gradients, meshes, and blends; designing with text; as well as preparing compositions for export to the Web and printing.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    DMED1110     Photoshop I
    Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge. This course will cover the skills needed to use Photoshop for creating and manipulating digital images. Topics covered include creating and saving images, colour correction, selecting and modifying image elements, adding text and effects, and preparing images for digital or printed output.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    DMED1120     Photoshop II
    Description: Recommended: DMED1110 Photoshop I or equivalent knowledge.
    This course builds on the knowledge gained in Photoshop I. Topics covered include: colour correction, selecting and modifying image elements, working with paths, adjustment layers, filters, adding text and effects, preparing images for digital or printed output and using Photoshop for the Web.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

          Electives: Program Option     
    Description: Student must pass 1 Course(s)

    Elective Courses:

    DSGN1090     Principles of Graphic Design

    Description: This course covers principles of design, page layout and comparisons between conventional versus computer generated design. Participants will learn the planning process, creating mock-ups, various design considerations in page and monitor layout, and print technology as it relates to graphic design. Topics covered include: designing with type, graphics, photographs; how to create multi-page publications; elements and principles of typography, and image relationships to effectively communicate visual information through design, as well as theories and practices of interactive graphics. The course is strictly theory and has no computer component.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    PHOT1130     Digital Photography
    Description: Recommended: Knowledge of Microsoft Windows or MAC OS. Finally, digital photography is main stream. Digital cameras, scanners, and photo-finishers are very affordable and can quite easily produce great quality prints in almost any size. This course will begin by focusing on the 'how-tos' of photography and then will lead into helping you take good photographs (both digital and film). You will then learn how to edit and eliminate parts of your photographs (red-eye, objects, dust) and determine what size image is best for sending files via the Internet or putting images up on a web site or ultimately, printing. You will learn how to scan and repair your images, colour correct and create special projects. File management will also be a focus of this course.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

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