Visual communication is the exchange of thoughts and ideas through visual elements. Visually designed goods are everywhere and touch nearly every part of our lives. As society’s appetite for professional, engaging work increases, the knowledge and skill to produce effective visuals becomes more valuable. Our programs are aligned with the Adobe Certified Associate Exams and designed to take you from novice to entry level professional as quickly as possible.
Our highly respected programs offer one of the best values for graphic, multimedia and web design in the state. We are a strong group of industry experienced faculty trained to teach you what you need to know to be A SUCCESS. Our small class room sizes of no more than 24 students ensure that each student gets individual attention.
At DCTC, you can learn the skills needed to become part of this exciting career field. You have the opportunity to explore many visual communication methods available today and create work that will help you find a path to your future. We can get YOU there!
You will learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to produce graphics and layouts for print and screen for the marketing, educational and entertainment industries. Apply the principles of design, typography, color theory, page layout and graphics production using state of the art iMacs and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. You will learn to create strong visual designs that influence how people view and interact with client content. Complete hands-on projects that lead to the construction of your industry ready online and printed portfolio.
Starting with storyboards, you will learn to produce animations and cross platform interactive interfaces using the all new Adobe Animate. Edit audio and video with Adobe Premier Pro and Audition and learn how to output for various uses. Create, light, animate and render 3D creations with Autodesk 3DS Max. Learn how to design for mobile apps, create interactive pdf’s, epubs, and HTML mail. Complete hands-on projects that lead to the construction of you industry ready online and printed portfolio.
Degree and Certificate programs:
- Multimedia and Web Design A.A.S. Degree (70 cr)
- Interactive Media Design – Certificate (29 cr)
- Web Design – Certificate (18 cr)
- Digital Animation Certificate (17 cr)
- Web Programming Certificate (27 cr) – This is a hybrid program combining web design and software programming.
Job Seekers Are In Command:
The unemployment rate for designers is well below the national rate, and companies are competing head to head to recruit top talent….(read more)
The Hottest Jobs:
So what skills do employers seek? Largely, individuals with digital proficiency. For example, if you’re a graphic designer who also possesses coding, user experience (UX) or social media expertise, you’re in an enviable position. Five creative jobs expected to see substantial increases in average starting salary in 2016:
1. Mobile Developer
2. Multimedia Designer
3. User Experience (UX) Specialist
4. User Interface (UI) Developer
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DCTC also offers Photographic Technology:
You combine the art, science, and business of photography into a dynamic program aimed at helping to achieve one of three broad goals:
- acceptance to a four-year college
- starting your own photography business
- entering a specific sector of the visual communications workplace
You use both traditional and digital media in such areas as photojournalism; portraiture; photography and the Internet; photo processing and imaging; and photography for business and publication.