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The Multimedia & Computer Arts Certificate is a 17 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

GRAPHICS FOR WEB DESIGN (10204116)

2.00

Introduces HTML5, CSS3 and industry standard WYSIWYG web page design programs such as Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse and WordPress for web publishing. Web page design, site design and navigation, website management and graphics preparation techniques are stressed. Learners will create websites and real world projects that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results.

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DIGITAL VIDEO (10204118)

3.00

Explore digital video and much of the technology and skills used to produce digital movies. The course will cover digital video equipment, digital video formats, pre-production, video capture, audio capture, editing and rendering and outputting digital video.

INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHICS SOFTWARE AND DESIGN (10204121)

2.00

Introduces the concepts and techniques involved in typography and design. Learners explore the principles of design to create layouts that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results. The learners will do this while also learning about various graphic design software programs.

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COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION (10204122)

2.00

Introduces learners to the concepts and applications of computer illustration in the field of graphic communications. Learners will use Adobe Illustrator in the creation and manipulation of vector graphics for use in print, web and motion graphics.

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PHOTOSHOP/IMAGE MANIPULATION (10204126)

2.00

Explores Adobe Photoshop as a tool to create, adjust and manipulate images for print and web. Special attention is given to image manipulation techniques, color/tonal correction, resolution and output issues. Familiarity with Macintosh operating system suggested.

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (10204135)

3.00

Explores digital photography. The course will cover digital image basics, digital camera features, using digital cameras, photographic techniques, studio photography, basic digital image editing and using and printing digital images.

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2D MOTION DESIGN (10204150)

3.00

Introduces learners to industry standard 2D animation software. Learners focus on the design and creation of animations, videos, interactive graphics and website components as they plan, design and create real world projects. Learners are expected to possess a familiarity with the Internet, computer illustration software, photo-manipulation software and basic HTML or web page development software.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.