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Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts (DIMAS)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus

The Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts program provides a creative environment where students develop their visual problem-solving skills through the study of media, theory, and practices. The curriculum emphasizes a visual and conceptual approach to image construction and manipulation on the computer through a foundation of courses that include art, computer graphics, and typography. This core provides a basis for choosing an area of concentration for further study.

The program awards a customizable associate in applied science degree. Students may tailor their degree to emphasize 3-D animation and games, 2-D animation, interactive media and web design, motion graphics, or graphic design. Students may also follow a generalist path by choosing a variety of courses and media.

Graduation Requirements

General education    27.0
Major requirements    27.0
Concentration requirements    49.5-54.0
Total credit hours required 103.5-108.0

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)

Communications

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Humanities/social sciences

ARTS 1110Art History-Ancient to GothicONLINEHYBRID

4.5

OR

ARTS 1120Art History-Renaissance to ModernONLINE

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

Mathematics or Financial Literacy

4.5

Other

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Tier I - Major requirements for Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts (27.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

Tier I – Students must take all courses

ARTS 1010Elementary Drawing

4.5

ARTS 10202-D Design

4.5

DIMA 1110Digital Design: Raster

4.5

DIMA 1120Digital Design: Vector

4.5

DIMA 1310Typography I

4.5

DIMA 1450Design for Motion Graphics I

4.5

Tier II and Tier III- Concentration Requirements for Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts (49.5-54.0 credit hrs.)

2-D Animation (54.0 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - 2-D Animation (DI2DO)

3-D Animation and Games (54.0 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - 3-D Animation and Games (DI3DO)

Graphic Design (54.0 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - Graphic Design (DIGDO)

Illustration (54.0 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - Illustration (DIILO)

Media Generalist (54.0 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - Media Generalist (DIMGO)

Motion Graphics (51.0 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - Motion Graphics (DIMOO)

Web Design (49.5 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - Web Design (DIWDO)

DIMA Entrepreneur (49.5 credit hrs.)

Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - DIMA Entrepreneur (DIENO)