Course Descriptions

Digital Media (DIG) Courses

DIG 100 Introduction to Digital Media (3-1) 3 credits

This course introduces the tools, techniques, and concepts behind the production of digital media through the practice of good design. Application of digital media technologies including operating systems, hardware, software, and multimedia design are explored. Topics covered include: definition of digital media, overview of digital media technologies, digital media production, Design Principles and opportunities for careers using digital media. This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

DIG 110 Digital Photography (4-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to provide an introduction to digital photography and will cover the creative process and appreciation of methods of artistic expression through projects and exercises. The course will cover the parts of the camera and how they are used, technical and practical aspects of the digital camera, the composition of photographs using principles of art, critical analysis of photographs through peer critique and the study of notable artists, the use of image editing software and editing and manipulating photographs, and output options. The class will also cover basic techniques for improving picture quality. (Also listed as ART 110) This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

DIG 115 Digital Content Production (3-0) 3 credits

This course introduces foundational digital communication skills. Students will produce web-ready texts, images, and metadata for a variety of digital media platforms (websites, social media, digital marketing, email newsletters). We’ll practice making digital content purposeful, user-friendly, and impactful while adhering to ethical online writing standards. Topics covered include introductory Search Engine Optimization (SEO), accessibility markup, data analytics, and content strategy. Students will use industry-standard tools and technology, including a Content Management System (CMS).  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

DIG 120 Digital Media Motion Design (4-0) 3 credits

This course covers motion design fundamentals. Topics covered include: Animation Principles, Traditional Animation concepts and methods, Post Production Process, storyboarding and more. You will also gain a basic understanding of After Effects, DragonFrame, Dreamweaver and Premiere to help achieve the above goals. Prerequisite: DIG 100.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

DIG 200 Audio for Film & Video (3-1) 3 credits

This course is an exploration of the principles of digital audio in today’s recording and multimedia industries. Topics discussed include: digital audio fundamentals, synchronization, recording, editing, and mixing audio for the film, video, and video gaming industries. Students will apply these principles via creating projects using Avid’s Pro Tools software. (Also listed as COM 200)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

DIG 210 Introduction to Game and Mobile Application Development (4-0) 3 credits

Introduction to game and mobile development explores techniques and concepts involved in developing applications for multiple devices on different platforms. This course will build upon the knowledge already gathered in the prerequisite courses and focus the development to current mobile operating systems and web deployment. Students will experience the possibilities and challenges of developing applications, GUI design and games for multiple platforms while gaining an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that a fragmented market provides. Prerequisite: CSC 164  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

DIG 256 Team Production Capstone Project (4-0) 3 credits

The course offers students a comprehensive understanding of the entire process for developing large-scale projects. Students will develop a project which requires the command, analysis and synthesis of knowledge and skills learned through out their programs. This may includes: digital video, audio, interactivity, web design skills, game programming, as well as scheduling and production techniques. As part of a team, students will create a project from concept to publication, present in a public exposition, and finalize their digital portfolio. Prerequisite: CSC 246 or DIG 210. (Also listed as CSC 256)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF