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DAR051 Basic Macintosh for Computer Graphics Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the Macintosh computer environment. Includes operating system, techniques, document files, hardware, and document storage.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR100 Fundamentals of Rendering Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic principles and methods of drawing as applied to digital and graphic design. Includes perspective, light sources, form, and textures.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR101 Color Rendering and Theory Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic color theory and rendering principles as applied to digital and graphic design. Includes the proportion, form, contrast, and texture in the drawing of wood, food, paper, glass, metallic, landscape, and cloth items.
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Recommendation: Completion of DAR 100 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR102 Fundamentals of Digital Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the theory, survey, and practice of digital arts design. Includes survey of industry careers, skills and processes needed for working with clients, marketing strategies for products and services, and portfolio requirements for local, national, and global markets.
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Offered: Spring.
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DAR103 Introduction to Digital Arts Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory, history, and practice of digital image manipulation. Includes digitally based technologies, analog to digital conversion, data compression, data security, synchronization of digital materials, standards and intellectual property, civil liberties in the digital age, and digital image sound distribution and exhibition.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR111 Typography Credit Hours: 4.00
Letter forms and use in visual communications. Includes type rendering, letter spacing, type and headline groupings, type relationships, type images, and type applications.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR112 Graphic Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic principles of color and design as applied to the graphics industry. Includes creating focal points, unity, texture, space relationships, color control, color harmonies, and psychology of color.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR115 Digital Video Editing Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to non-linear editing on the computer. historical development, digital video and audio formats, techniques & theory of editing, aspect ratios, organization of the edit, desktop environment, importing digital elements ,project organization, video and audio files, non-linear editing skills, applying transitions, designing titles, applying filters, digital and time line effects, importing graphics, mixing audio and video elements, synchronize sound with video, and exporting digital video projects. Includes historical development, digital video and audio formats, techniques and theory of editing, aspect ratios, organization of the edit, desktop environment, importing digital elements, project organization, video and audio files, non-linear editing skills, applying transitions, designing titles, applying filters, digital and time line effects, importing graphics, mixing audio and video elements, synchronize sound with video, and exporting digital video projects.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR120 Applied Computer Graphics Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to current computer graphics software. Includes current software, desktop publishing documents, postscript illustration documents, painting or photo editing documents, file creation using computer software applications, computer graphics hardware, and professional environment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR122 DeskTop Graphics: Adobe Illustrator Credit Hours: 4.00
Computer generated graphics and illustrations. Includes current Adobe Illustrator software, computer graphics hardware, documents, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 051 and 120.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR124 Writing for Film and Television Credit Hours: 3.00
Examining dramatic writing in visual mediums and creating the story for the screen. Includes visual storytelling, story structure, directors, cinematographers, and how screenwriters work. Also includes writing scenes, finishing stories, and writing for television.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103.
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Information: Concurrent enrollment may be approved with instructor or department chair recommendation.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR125 Digital Video Production I Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and techniques of video production. Includes history of digital video, digital video camera and computer equipment, digital camera lenses, exposure, light, color, temperature, composition, portfolio preparation, and career options. Also includes practical experience as part of a digital video production team.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 115 and 124.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR127 Sound Production for Radio Credit Hours: 3.00
Methods and techniques of the operation of radio broadcasting equipment. Includes the tools for sound production for radio, the console, turntables and compact disc (CD) players, tape recording and playback units, microphones and sound, techniques, applications, drama and dramatic elements, and commercial production. Also includes radio production news and public affairs programs; remote, sports, and advanced production; computer applications in radio; and production in modern format.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR128 Digital Photography I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to digital photography emphasizing the technical and aesthetic issues and how these qualities form image content. Includes Adobe Photoshop basics, history of still photography, applications of digital cameras, aspects of the digital medium, camera and computer equipment requirements, digital still camera, memory and file formats, digital still camera lenses, and proper exposure. Also includes light, color, and temperature; depth of field, shutter speed effects, proper use of digital photography, lighting for digital stills, elements of composition, photographic rendering and reality, outputting and publishing, portfolio preparation, and career options in digital photography.
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Recommendation: Completion of DAR 051 and Adobe Photoshop experience before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as ART 128. It is recommended students have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and a computer with image processing software. Professional photographic equipment, including cameras, are available for check out on a rotating basis. Professional quality computers, software, printers, lighting equipment, and studio will be provided for specific assignments. There will be additional supply costs beyond course fees.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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DAR140 Digital Arts IllustrationStudio:Illustration Technique&Media Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic principles, techniques and media applied to digital and traditional illustration styles, subject matter used in print illustration. Includes subject, media, technique, composition, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 101.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR145 Digital Arts Illustration Studio:Char Dev for Animation&Prnt Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques applied to character development used for animation, products, and print material. Includes drawing in a loose manner, designing characters, materials, techniques and construction, various applications, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 101.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR146 Lighting for Photography I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to creative professional lighting concepts and techniques for commercial and fine art photography. Includes lighting and studio equipment, light qualities, lighting for form, lighting for surface qualities, still-life photography, portrait photography, image composition, critical analysis, and portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): ART/DAR 128.
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Information: Students are strongly recommended to own or have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and a computer with image processing software. Professional quality cameras, computers and software, printers, lighting equipment and studio will be provided for specific assignments. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Same as ART 146.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR173 History of American Cinema Credit Hours: 3.00
American cinematic film making as an art form, economic force, and system of representation and communication. Includes history of American cinema, development of the significant films and directors, film studios, and image, cinema genres, history of narrative film and film sounds, alternative American films, analysis and criticism, and American cinema team.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR174 Business of Audio Credit Hours: 3.00
Economic, legal, and financial aspects of the music and recording industry. Includes recording artist contracts; foreign record deals; copyright in sound recordings; independent record producers; record clubs and premiums; labor agreements; music videos; record covers, label, and liner notes; and agents and managers. Also includes licensing of recordings for motion pictures; counterfeiting, piracy, and bootlegging; trade practice regulation; copyright in the United States; songwriter contracts; copyright infringement; and music and the movies.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR175 Cinematography Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic techniques of motion picture production. Includes operation and application of all basic film tools, equipment, and techniques used in cinema production. Also includes practical experience as part of the production team, pre-production, light and image, analysis of film technique, and post-production.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 115, 124.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR176 Digital Animation Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to digital animation techniques. Includes history of art animation, procedures in animated films, tools of animation, producing drawings, movement, realistic touches, technical information, and exaggerated action. Also includes the animal kingdom, dialogue, animated effects, use of digital technologies, and creation of a digital animation project.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Fall.
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DAR177 Location Sound for Film and Video Credit Hours: 4.00
Theory and practice of sound recording on location for feature films, documentaries, video productions, and multimedia. Includes technical planning and sound design, miking speech, single camera applications, wireless microphones, combinations of microphones, stereo mixing on location, music in film and television, taping off the telephone, and tape presentation. Also includes electronic new gathering and field production, motion picture sound recording, digital audio tape versus analog recording devices, and techniques and aesthetic considerations.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in additional to course and lab fees.
Offered: Fall.
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DAR196 Digital Arts Independent Projects: Media Projects Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Students independently continue their development in media communications with the help of a faculty member.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124, 125, 175.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken three times of a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR205 Lighting for Film and Video Credit Hours: 4.00
Creative lighting techniques, practices, and use of equipment. Includes the visible spectrum, film and exposure, using electricity, video and the electronic medium, controlling color temperature, light quality, and measuring light intensity. Also includes manipulating light, light concepts in practice, and light in the studio and on location.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 124 and 125 or 175.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Spring.
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DAR210 Digital Arts Design Studio: Advertising Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques as applied to advertising design. Includes ad design, billboard design, logo design, poster design, brochure design, package design, and other mediums.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 112.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR211 Digital Arts Design Studio: Product Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques as applied to product design. Includes package design, card design, textile design, compact disc (CD) design, digital video disc (DVD) design, game design, and sign design.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 112.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR212 Digital Arts Design Studio: Package Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and techniques for creating wrapper and container comprehensives. Includes layout, packaging, construction techniques, mock-ups, and the professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 112.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR214 DigitalArts Business&Portfolio Credit Hours: 2.00
Digital Arts Business and Portfolio Business techniques for the digital arts industry. Includes designer/client relationship, fee structures for designer services, documenting time, portfolio development, and advertising and promotion.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR215 Advanced Cinematography Credit Hours: 4.00
Tools, techniques, and procedures involved in professional film production. Includes pre-planning a 16mm motion picture production, script breakdown, pre-production and post-production, budgeting, distribution, promotion, and developing a prospectus.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 175.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Fall.
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DAR217 Post Production for Film Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to film post production video and audio techniques and aesthetics of film editing. Includes history of the art of film editing, preparing for the edit, tools of the editor, cutting techniques, and preparing for sound. Also includes sound, dialogue, looping, and music editing; the mix; and the answer print.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 215.
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Offered: Spring.
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DAR218 Introduction to Film Music Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamental techniques applied to film music in motion pictures, television, video, and the new media. Includes the history of film music, the director and the producer, editing, the script, role models and temp tracks, spotting the film, budgets and schedules, developing the concept, timings and the cue sheet, composing, and recording. Also includes dubbing the final mix, electronic and contemporary scoring, scoring for different styles and genres, use of song in film, specialized themes, and the business of film scoring.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124.
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Information: Prerequisites may be waived with experience in computer graphics. See a Digital Arts faculty member for information.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR220 DeskTop Publishing for Digital Arts: QuarkXpress Credit Hours: 4.00
Design and creation of publication on a personal computer system. Includes current QuarkXpress software, documents, hardware, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 051 or 120.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with experience in computer graphics. See a Digital Arts faculty member for information.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR221 Photo Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop Credit Hours: 4.00
Computer retouching and manipulation of photos and illustrations. Includes current Adobe PhotoShop software, edit and retouch, hardware and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 051 or 120.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with experience in computer graphics. See a Digital Arts faculty member for information.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR222 Advanced Photo Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of DAR 221. Includes advanced techniques using current Adobe Photoshop software, hardware, documents, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 221.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR223 Digital Drawing and Painting Credit Hours: 4.00
Design and illustration on a personal computer system using current paint software. Includes color, drawing and painting tools, editing and text tools, brush customizing, special effects, and applications.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 101.
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Offered: Spring.
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DAR224 Advanced Screenwriting Credit Hours: 3.00
In-depth examination of writing in visual mediums. Includes history of screen writing, development of the screenplay, genre, development of the pitch and story premise, character development, screenplay formats, and drafting a screenplay and premises.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with experience in computer graphics. See a Digital Arts Arts faculty member for information.
Offered: Spring.
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DAR225 Digital Video Production II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of DAR 125. Production of digital video projects. Includes professional digital video production, digital formats and scripting, production plan, utilization of digital camera and lighting equipment in remote and on-location sites, post-production, linear and non-linear editing equipment and approaches, editing and the visual storyline, and building a portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 125.
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Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Spring.
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DAR226 DeskTop Publishing for Digital Arts: Adobe InDesign Credit Hours: 4.00
Design and creation of publications on a personal computer system. Includes current Adobe InDesign software documents, computer graphics hardware, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 051 or 120.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with experience in computer graphics. See a Digital Arts faculty member for information.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR228 Advanced Desktop Graphics: Adobe Illustrator Credit Hours: 4.00
Advanced computer generated vector graphics and illustrations. Includes current Adobe Illustrator software, computer graphics hardware, design, vector graphic documents, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 122.
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Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR230 Production Techniques for Print Credit Hours: 4.00
Preparation of artwork for printing. Includes crop marks, typesetting to specifications, typesetting to match a layout line breaks/spelling, spot colors, duotones, bleeds/reversed type, two sided documents, dummy documents, line art/photos, output, newspaper and magazine ads, logo specifications, paper stock, outline photos, CMYK process colors, multiple page booklets, trapping, and professional work environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 122, 220 or 226, and 221 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall.
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DAR232 Digital Photography II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ART/DAR 128. Includes intermediate digital cameras with manual functions, intermediate digital darkroom and digital output, quality of light, intermediate image composition, multiple images, intermediate portfolio development, and critical analysis. Also includes the intermediate use of state-of-the-art professional quality computers and image processing software, professional digital cameras, printers, and a lighting studio with professional lighting equipment.
Prerequisite(s): ART/DAR 128.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of DAR 221 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as ART 232. The prerequisite may be waived with consent of the instructor. It is recommended students have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and a computer with image processing software. Professional photographic equipment, including cameras, are available for check out on a rotating basis. Professional quality computers, software, printers, lighting equipment and studio will be provided for specific assignments. There will be additional supply costs beyond course fees.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR233 Digital Photography III Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ART/DAR 232. Includes digital capture and image acquisition, advanced digital darkroom and digital output, advanced image composition, advanced multiple images integration, advanced portfolio development, and advanced critical analysis. Also includes the advanced use of state-of-the-art professional quality computers and image processing software, professional digital cameras, scanners, printers and projectors.
Prerequisite(s): ART/DAR 232, DAR 221.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of DAR 222 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as ART 233. The prerequisite may be waived with consent of the instructor. It is recommended students have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and a computer with image processing software. Professional photographic equipment, including cameras are available for check out on a rotating basis. Professional quality computers, software, printers, lighting equipment, and studio will be provided for specific assignment. There will be additional supply costs beyond course fees.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR235 Advanced Design and Production Applications Credit Hours: 4.00
Design principles and production techniques as applied to the graphics industry. Includes complex designs with focal points, unity, texture, space relationships, color harmonies, psychology of color, bleed preparation, multiple page documents, paper stock, die cuts in complex designs, and special finishes.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 112 and 230.
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Offered: Spring.
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DAR236 Advanced Desktop Publishing Credit Hours: 4.00
Advanced design and creation of publications using current QuarkXpress and InDesign software. Includes advanced applications in preferences, complex documents, advanced layers, libraries, advanced typography, automating/synchronizing text, advanced style sheet applications, books, tables, WEB and interactive features, and Portable Document Format (PDF).
Prerequisite(s): DAR 220 and 226.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR240 Digital Arts Illustration Studio: Book Illustration Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques applied to various book, graphic novel and comic magazine illustration. Includes advanced subjects, media, techniques, various applications, and professional environment.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 101.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR246 Lighting for Photography II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ART/DAR 146. Includes lighting and equipment for studio and location, advanced lighting qualities and techniques, photographing with mixed light sources, lighting for mood and environment, set design and construction, photographing individuals and groups of people, photographing on location, photographing for montage images, advanced image composition, critical analysis, business practices, and portfolios.
Prerequisite(s): ART/DAR 146.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students are strongly recommended to own or have access to a digital camera with manual exposure control and a computer with image processing software. Professional quality cameras, computers and software, printers, lighting equipment and studio will be provided for specific assignments. There may be additional supply costs in addition to course fees. Same as ART 246.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR250 Computer 2D Animation: Adobe After Effects Credit Hours: 4.00
Two dimensional animation on the computer. Includes storyboards, techniques and terms, logo animation, character animation, metamorphic animation, and production techniques.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 221 or 223.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Experience in computer graphics may be substituted for some prerequisites. See a Digital Arts faculty member for information.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR251 Computer 3D Animation: Maya Credit Hours: 4.00
Beginning modeling, rendering, and animation on the computer using Maya, may include other current industry software. Includes menus, image creation, color, printing, precision model making, object creation and design, and compatibility.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 221 or 250.
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Offered: Fall.
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DAR252 Interactive Design I Credit Hours: 4.00
Interactive Design I Introduction to the theory, survey, and practice of designing and developing beginning interactive applications. Includes design for current formats, design and development planning; core concepts of Flash, Edge, HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 5, and application development; adding media to projects, core visual aesthetics, business considerations, and publishing.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 051 or 120.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Experience in computer graphics may be substituted for some prerequisites with instructor permission.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR254 Interactive Design II Credit Hours: 4.00
Theory, survey, and practice of designing and developing advanced interactive applications. Includes current multimedia formats and funding options, storyboarding interactive projects; advanced concepts of Flash, Edge, HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 5, and application development; simple graphics and animations, advanced visual aesthetics, business and legal considerations; and publishing, marketing, and distribution.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 120 and 252.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR255 Television Commercial Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Designing television commercials. Includes a basic overview of videography, production procedures, conceptualizing, storyboarding, budgeting, casting, videotaping, editing, music, special effects, and legal considerations.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 225.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR256 Web Design I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the theory, survey, and practice of designing and developing beginning website and application interfaces. Includes building websites, creating a static website with Dreamweaver, creating a dynamic website with WordPress, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, web applications, web content, uploading websites, and web standards.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 122 and 221.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DAR257 Advanced Web Design Credit Hours: 4.00
Theory, survey, and practice of designing and developing advanced website and application interfaces. Includes using basic Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), designing and adding content to a MySQL database, creating a WordPress theme; using advanced HyperText Markup Language (HTML) Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), and JavaScript code; formatting multimedia content, and best practices in web design.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 221 and 256.
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Offered: Fall.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR258 Advanced Computer 3D Animation: Maya Credit Hours: 4.00
Advanced modeling, rendering, and animation utilizing high end character 3D software. Includes a review of 3D basics, advanced modeling, animation, and surfacing techniques, advanced lighting and camera effects, and kinematics and contortions.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 251.
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Offered: Spring.
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DAR275 Basic Audio Production Credit Hours: 4.00
Fundamental tools, techniques, and procedures for multi- track recording. Includes elements of sound, sound studios, consoles, digital recorders, microphone application, and technical planning and sound design. Also includes on location versus studio recording, mixing and re-recording, and editing.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 124.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR276 Advanced Audio Production Credit Hours: 4.00
Production of audio for film, television, radio, and the recording industry. Includes the theoretical foundation of sound, field production recording, techniques involved in audio for video tape and film, and mixing boards and outboard devices. Also includes digital techniques and workstations, systems using both digital and analog devices, and current thought on recording techniques.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 275.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR277 Film/Video Production Financing Credit Hours: 3.00
Strategies to secure production financing for independent film/video projects. Includes fundable projects; research; proposal formats; granting, funding, and special program sources; and developing the project narrative. Also includes budgeting, distribution, promotion, and developing a complete prospectus for funding a media project.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 124.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR285 Documentary Television and Film Credit Hours: 4.00
Fundamentals of nonfiction film/video production. Includes history of documentary production, European vs. American documentary makers, operating the camera, film and video techniques, television themes, production of a television documentary, and location problems.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR288 Digital Arts Business and Portfolio Capstone Credit Hours: 2.00
Production of professional quality digital arts portfolio with a focus on extended, in-depth study of the digital art industry and work environment. Includes professional design relationships, fee structures, documenting time, current digital arts tools and processes, interviews, and presentation of portfolios.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 111, 112, 122, 221, 226.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR290E2 Digital Video and Film Arts Internship Credit Hours: 3.00
Work environment in digital video and film arts. Includes interpersonal communication, professional development, employment strategies, and field experience.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 103, 124, 125, and 175.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of the video and film arts instructor and 12 credit hours of DAR course work is required to be placed in an internship position.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR290E3 Internship in Digital Arts/Graphics Credit Hours: 3.00
Work environment in digital arts/graphics field. Includes interpersonal communication, professional development, employment strategies, and field experience.
Prerequisite(s): DAR 101, 111, and 112.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of the digital arts/graphics instructor or department chair and 12 credit hours of DAR coursework is required to be placed in an internship position.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DAR296I1 Digital Arts Independent Projects: Design Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Self-directed laboratory projects. Includes establishing objectives, procedures and a method of evaluation.
Prerequisite(s):
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DAR296I2 Digital Arts Independent Projects: Illustration Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Self-directed laboratory projects. Includes establishing objectives, procedures and a method of evaluation.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR296I3 Digital Arts Independent Projects: Desktop Publishing Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Self-directed laboratory projects. Includes establishing objectives, procedures, and a method of evaluation.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR296I4 Digital Arts Independent Projects: Interactive Design Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Self-directed laboratory projects. Includes establishing objectives, procedures, and a method of evaluation.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR296I8 Digital Art Independent Proj: Adv Digital Video/Audio/Film Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Students independently continue their development in digital video, audio, and film media with the help of a faculty member.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Information: Completion of twelve credit hours of DAR courses, DAR 196, and consent of instructor are required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR296 Digital Arts Independent Projects Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Self-directed laboratory projects. Includes defining a project, tools and medium, conceptualize and execute a project, professional environment, and complete and critique the project.
Prerequisite(s):
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours. Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DAR297 Digital Arts Seminar Credit Hours: .25-4.00
Digital Arts job-related training. Includes presentations and development of skills in a given area. May include special topics of timely or limited interest. Course content may be delivered all, or in part, via the web.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.