Jul 09, 2020
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.
- 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.
- 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.