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DAAD 1100

 Communications Graphics (2,1,0)(L)

3 credits
This course is designed to develop students' awareness of the principles and practice involved in the production and design of effective visual communications for both audio/visual and print production. Creative and practical applications of typography, photography and illustration are examined, as they relate to visual problem solving in a computer graphics environment. Oral and visual presentation skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: DAAD 1200, CMNS 1750
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DAAD 1200

 Graphic Design (2,1,0)

3 credits
Effective design communicates a message within a given context: superior design requires the combining of various elements including words, photographs, illustrations, and graphic images in a manner that achieves an interaction with the intended audience. This course encourages students to explore their creative potential by working with these elements through conscious experimentation while studying the effects of reworking and refining ideas. Corequisite: CMNS 1750
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DAAD 1950

 Desktop Publishing and Digital Prepress 1 (2,1,3)(L)

3 credits
This course introduces the issues and technologies involved in moving print-based design projects from concept to final output. This is accomplished through a study of print technologies, their limitations and attributes, and an exploration of common computer-based publishing technologies. Prerequisite: DAAD 1200, CMNS 1760, CMNS 1750 (or relevant work experience with a work portfolio)
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DAAD 1960

 New Media 1: Multimedia, Animation and Online Publishing (2,1,3)(L)

3 credits
This hands-on course introduces students to the fundamental principles and techniques used in the design of effective user interfaces. Students develop user-centric designs that conform to current W3C standards. Topics includ.. designing with HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design for delivery to mobile devices; project planning (storyboards, wireframes, sitemaps and other planning documents); principles of animation (time, motion); principles of presentation design (both esthetic and pragmatic, including the use of color and images); an introduction to content management systems (CMS); and the management of technical issues associated with electronic design (proper file formats, moving information, and network-based publishing). Students utilize prevailing industry standard software as they are introduced to a variety of development techniques; however, students also learn separation of structure and content from design by hand coding. Prerequisite: DAAD 1100 and DAAD 1200 and DAAD 1950 and CMNS 1760
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DAAD 2950

 Desktop Publishing & Digital Prepress 2 (2,1,3)(L)

3 credits
Continuing from DAAD 1950, this course examines the issues and technologies involved in moving print-based design projects from concept to final output. Issues involving advanced color usage, service bureau liaison, and high-end printing are studied in greater depth. Prerequisite: DAAD 1100, 1200, 1950 and CMNS 1760
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DAAD 2960

 New Media 2: Multimedia, Animation and Online Publishing (2,1,3)(L)

3 credits
2Students continue to explore the development and design of effective user interfaces. In addition to the refinement of skills previously learned in DAAD 1960, students have an opportunity to study designing for social media, SEO (search engine optimization), and web analytics. As projects increase in complexity, students examine issues such as maintaining styles in large web sites, template development, and working with leading edge technologies such as streaming media and animation. Team based learning is an important aspect of this class and teams are required to design and develop an actual working Web site for a client within the community. Prerequisite: DAAD 1960
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DRAF 1520

 Engineering Graphics (2,0,3)(L)

3 credits
This course is intended for students in first-year engineering. The course covers the fundamentals of orthographic projection, technical sketching, engineering graphic standards and conventions, and graphic solution of space and vector problems. Conventional drafting techniques are limited to sketched solutions, with the majority of the assignments being performed on the computer using CAD software. The course includes three hours per week of computer lab time during which students will learn to operate AutoCAD software on PC workstations. Prerequisite: Admission to Engineering Transfer Program or written consent of Program Coordinator Required Lab: DRAF 1520L
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DRIV 0910

 Class 1 - Regular (34 hours)

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DRIV 0920

 Class 1 - Extended (42 hours)

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DRIV 0930

 Class 1 - Canada (68 hours)

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DRIV 0940

 Class 1 - Greenhorn Canada and US (88 hours)

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