2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Design Technology, AAS


Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Media Design Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Efficiently use various industry software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash; adapt layouts to other digital formats.
  • Apply design principles to various layouts and media.
  • Manage production efficiently.
  • Meet the challenge of multitasking.
  • Track progress and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate fluency and reliability on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
  • Work with a variety of devices and peripherals, including printers, cameras, projectors, iPads, tablets, scanners.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Prevent and troubleshoot problems with equipment, hardware and software.
  • Understand computer-related compatibility and use of peripherals.
  • Understand interoperability, cross-platform issues, and preflighting standards.
  • Identify major processes associated with equipment.
  • Prepare design and layout solutions for varied publications, media, and audiences.
  • Analyze needs of clients to build creative and workable solutions.
  • Choose appropriate tool and/or software application for given need.
  • Formulate and consider various options.
  • Associate, rank, and prioritize steps in a process.
  • Edit and revise written content and related visual elements.
  • Prevent technical problems through advance planning and quality control.
  • Manage personal and project scheduling; predict workflow.
  • Suggest efficient division of project components with colleagues, outsourcers.

 Professionalism

  • Adapt to growth and change; develop self-direction.
  • Build efficiency and organizational skills.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Manage time efficiently.
  • Take and share responsibility.
  • Demonstrate accountability to colleagues and clients.
  • Review printed and online technical publications, trade journals, etc., and apply information in context.

 Communication

  • Organize thoughts and deliver them understandably; give and follow instructions.
  • Build proficiency in visual and verbal communication.
  • Keep technical notes/journal.
  • Explain technical issues with clarity.
  • Coordinate projects on an individual and team basis.
  • Apply individual talents and interests to collaborative efforts and projects.
  • Maintain contact with cohorts through all stages of production.