Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 19, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

DSGN 100 College Success in Design

2 credits
This first-quarter course introduces students to the industries of digital design and digital gaming and surveys the resources available through the college and on campus. Topics discussed will include the degrees and certificates offered, skills needed in current creative industries, future employment pathways, and surveys of industry standard software commonly used. Students will gain the resources needed to make well-informed decisions about education and creative career goals and develop the personal and academic tools to help make those goals a reality.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the different degree and certificate options and course formats offered within the design program
  • Make well-informed choices while pursuing design degrees and areas of specialization
  • Utilize an academic planning sheet to set and achieve short-term and long-term college goals
  • Describe the importance of advising day and meeting regularly with an advisor
  • Participate in a range of Canvas (LMS) features, activities, and tasks
  • Identify strategies to maximize personal learning styles, build good time management and project management skills, and manage stress and health during college
  • Navigate campus resources using the college website and web tools
  • Describe the types of job opportunities in a range of creative fields
  • Identify the types of industry standard software, hardware, web and cloud-based tools, process work, and portfolio formats commonly utilized throughout a variety of creative disciplines
  • Uphold professional standards, ethics, and copyright/fair use for creative media careers
  • Observe best practices in file naming and file management

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20