Wilkes University

Digital Design and Media Art, B.A. - Cognate Minor in Art

Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

 

BA-153 Management Foundations

3

ART-111 Fundamentals of Color & Design

3

Distribution Requirements

3

ENG-101 Composition

4

FYF-101 First-Year Foundations

3

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

 

ART-134 Computer Graphics I

3

CS-125 Computer Science I

4

Distribution Requirements

6

DDMA 101 / IM-101 Integrative Media Foundations I

3

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

 

ART-113 Drawing

3

ART-234 Computer Graphics II

3

Distribution Requirement

3

ENT-203 Opportunity Identification

3

DDMA 201 / IM-201 Integrative Media Foundations II

3

Total Credits

15

Fourth Semester

 

Electives

3

COM-102 Principles of Communication

3

Distribution Requirement

3

ENG-202 Technical & Professional Writing

3

DDMA 301 / IM-301 Principles of Motion & Layering

3

Total Credits

15

Fifth Semester

 

Distribution Requirement

3

Electives

6

DDMA 302 / IM-302 Principles of Interactivity

3

DDMA 320 / IM-320 Concept Development & Processes

3

Total Credits

15

Sixth Semester

 

Art Elective

3

Distribution Requirement

3

Electives

6

DDMA 391 /IM-391 Integrative Media Project I

3

Total Credits

15

Seventh Semester

 

Art Elective

3

Electives

6 - 9

DDMA 392 / IM-392 Integrative Media Project II

3

DDMA 399 / IM-399 Cooperative Education

0 - 3

Total Credits

12 - 18

Eighth Semester

 

Electives

9 - 12

DDMA 399 / IM-399 Cooperative Education

0 - 3

DDMA 400 / IM-400 Integrative Media Portfolio Capstone

3

Total Credits

12 - 18

Integrative Media

IM-198/289/398. Topics in Integrated Media

Credits: Varies with topic.

A study of topics of special interest not extensively treated in regularly offered courses.A study of topics of special interest not extensively treated in regularly offered courses.

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IM-101. Integrative Media Foundations I

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction and multiple media survey of artists, styles, and techniques influential in the development of contemporary media. Through this exposure and readings, a creative process will be developed and absorption will stimulate, motivate, and inspire a personal aesthetic vision. In addition, through intensive thought, analysis, and critique, we will explore media as it affects our society and our responsibility as media content generators.

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IM-201. Integrative Media Foundations II

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the foundational design principles as they apply to digital new media applications. Students will produce digital projects through the introductory application of various digital tools with a continued focus on the constant evolution of a personal aesthetic vision. A survey of new media applications, terminology, and techniques will be researched and discussed, along with our responsibility as communicators to mass media markets.

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Pre-Requisites

IM-255. Integrative Media Practicum

Credits: 1-2

One to Two creditsThe Department Practicum may be taken for one to two credits per semester. Students may earn credit for major roles and positions of major responsibility in the co-curricular activities in the Creative Production Studio, Studio 020. Credit for participation in these activities is optional, and voluntary participation (without credit) is also encouraged. The department, through the advisor or instructor of the activity, has the authority to approve or reject any contract for credit under this designation. Credits earned are applicable toward graduation, but do not count toward the requirements of the IM core. Written approval for credit must be by advisor or department chairperson.

IM-301. Integrative Media Principles of Motion and Layering

Credits: 3

This course will address the foundational concepts of assembling digital imagery, relational to short format projects, focusing on historical and contemporary principles of montage, timing, and pacing. In addition, the technical and aesthetic principles of compositing will be covered producing multi-layered projects for a variety of media.

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IM-302. Integrative Media Principles of Interactivity

Credits: 3

Technical and aesthetic principles of interactivity will be conveyed and practiced to produce a range of interactive media. Addressing issues of human static and dynamic interactive ergonomics as they apply to contemporary commercial and artistic applications.

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IM-320. Integrative Media Concept Development and Practices

Credits: 3

Through research, writing, and example, students will gain an advanced understanding of the creative generating processes in a new media environment. These processes will be used to formulate solid, cohesive concepts and present storyboards that are visually communicative and professional. With discussion, critique, and reiteration, the concepts are refined and reinforced.

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IM-350. 3 Dimensional Environments and Animation

Credits: 3

This course will explore the foundations of 3-dimensional animation processes as they apply to multiple media. Students will build computer-based models and environments, texture, light, animate, and render content for Integrative Media projects, stand-along projects of 3-D foundations used within the CS gaming track. (Cross-listed with CS-350.)

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Pre-Requisites
IM students—IM 301; CS students—CS 125.

IM-355. Digital Audio Principles and Editing

Credits: 3

The foundational concepts behind music theory, sound design, and digital studio editing techniques will be addressed in this course. This knowledge can then be applied to creating and adapting sound components for use within the variety of Integrative Media projects.

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IM-368. 3 Dimensional Game Development

Credits: 3

An overview of simulation, engine-based, and real-time game systems with a focus on theory, creation, and animation of three-dimensional models used within a game context. Cross-listed with CS-368.

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Pre-Requisites
IM-350 (CS 366) or CS-367.

IM-391. Integrative Media Project I

Credits: 3

This project-based course will begin to assemble production teams to produce project(s) from concept to completion. Students will develop storyboards and, through creative and organizational work sessions, define a completion plan and production schedule. All phases of the production process will be addressed under creative, financial, and deadline benchmarks. Note: This course must be completed with a minimum final grade of 25 in order to meet degree requirements

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IM-392. Integrative Media Project II

Credits: 3

Students will initiate new or continue team-oriented integrative media productions. The production process will be optimized to continue the experience of industry scenarios. Expanded business practices and production techniques will build upon prior skill sets. Note: This course must be completed with a minimum final grade of 25 in order to meet degree requirements

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IM-399. Cooperative Education

Credits: 1-6
Pre-Requisites
Sophomore standing, minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, consent of academic advisor, and approval of placement by the department chairperson.

IM-400. Integrative Media Portfolio Capstone

Credits: 3

As the capstone of the IM curriculum, this course will focus on the compilation of visual materials produced throughout the set of courses, as necessary in the job submission process. Creating a self 'brand' will be a concentration, along with the compilation of written works, flatbook, and reel. Understanding the perspective of the employer will be heavily discussed and the various positions, procedures, and environments that produce IM products. Note: This course must be completed with a minimum final grade of 25 in order to meet degree requirements.

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Pre-Requisites

Art

ART-198/289/398. Topics in Art

Credits: Varies with topic.

A study of topics of special interest not extensively treated in regularly offered courses. Recent
studio topics have included Life Drawing, Mural Painting, Color Photography, and Ceramic Sculpture. Past topics in art history have included Modern Architecture, A History of Surrealism, and Nineteenth-Century Art.
Special topics in art.

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ART-101. Experiencing Art

Credits: 3

Lectures and discussion on the elements of art and the forerunners of modern and contemporary art. Two- and three-dimensional studio work is explored through the creative process in a variety of media.

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ART-111. Fundamentals of Color and Design

Credits: 3

A basic level design course involving the elements and principles of two-dimensional design and the study of color systems.

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ART-113. Drawing and Composition

Credits: 3

An introductory course exploring the organization and potential of line, space, and texture through a variety of media and subject matter.

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ART-120. Painting I

Credits: 3

An introduction to painting methods and materials with an emphasis on composition and basic color theory. Oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting techniques are explored in both realistic and abstract styles.

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ART-121. Printmaking

Credits: 3

An introduction to monotype, intaglio and relief printmaking processes. Traditional and creative contemporary approaches to printing original works on paper in a print workshop environment.

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ART-122. Sculpture

Credits: 3

An introductory to the basic concepts of three-dimensional form and space. Modeling in clay from life; and casting, carving and direct building techniques in plaster among other traditional methods of sculpture will be explored.

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ART-123. Ceramics

Credits: 3

Exploration into the basic methods and techniques of hand building and wheel work. Experimentation in surfaces decoration, glazing, and kiln firing.

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ART-134. Computer Graphics I

Credits: 3

A foundation course that introduces the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, as well as the theory, terminology, and genres of graphic design.

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ART-138. Digital Photography

Credits: 3

An introduction to the fundamentals of photography; camera usage, subject consideration, lighting, digital techniques, and the preparation of photographs for exhibit.

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ART-140. History of Art I

Credits: 3

A survey of the art and architecture of Western Civilization from pre-history through the Early Renaissance. Non-western cultures will also be introduced. Slide lectures and discussion will focus on major artworks and trends within their cultural setting. ELIGIBLE FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES MINOR.

ART-141. History of Art II

Credits: 3

A survey of the art and architecture of Western Civilization from the High Renaissance to the present. Slide lectures and discussions will focus on major artists, artworks, and trends within their cultural setting. ELIGIBLE FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES MINOR.

ART-220. Painting II

Credits: 3

Increased emphasis on development of style and experimentation in contemporary art methods and techniques.

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Pre-Requisites
ART-120 or permission of instructor.

ART-234. Computer Graphics II

Credits: 3

A continuation of Computer Graphics I designed to reinforce further development in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat, as well as theory, terminology, and genres of graphic design. Includes the use of media and processes of scanning, collage, typography, and layouts for print.

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Pre-Requisites
ART-134 or permission of instructor.

ART-399. Cooperative Education

Credits: 1-6

Professional cooperative education placement in a private or public organization related to the student's academic objectives and career goals. In addition to their work experience, students are required to submit weekly reaction papers and an academic project to a Faculty Coordinator in the student's discipline. (See the Cooperative Education section of this bulletin for placement procedures.)

Pre-Requisites
Sophomore standing, minimum 2.0 cumulative average, consent of academic advisor, and approval of placement by the department chairperson.

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