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Digital Media Classes at VMCAD – Curriculum


Write your story, sketch your designs, and illustrate the possibilities. Shoot footage, animate characters, edit your movie, add special effects, and deliver it to the world on your own website.

When you learn all of the Digital Media tools, the creative possibilities are endless.

VMCAD’s Digital Media Program is designed for you to be able to do it all. Whether it’s creating and directing your own short film, music video, commercial, 3-D animation or website, we want to help your dreams come true. Our digital media classes are the introduction and education you’ll need to make your visual dreams a reality.

Using the greenscreen production set is one skill you develop in VMCAD’s digital media classes – image.

We thought long and hard and decided you don’t want to spend a lot of time and money studying just one small aspect of the digital media industry. And who knows, what you want to study now may change in ten years, and we want you to be equipped to handle anything that comes your way.

Our 24-month program will teach you video production, 3-D animation, and advanced web design plus all the basics you will need to get started. This makes you more marketable, which to us means better jobs in a shorter time.

Our courses aren’t your average boring lecture classes, that would make us just like everyone else. Here you’ll work in our studio getting real hands-on training in all the technical and creative aspects of the digital media industries.

As fun as it is to read books about this stuff, we think our students would much rather do it.

 

Program Outline

First Quarter

Digital Media Overview – BDM100 – 3 credits

Math I – G143 – 3 credits

English I – G101 – 3 credits

Basic Color Theory – B103 – 3 credits

 

 

Second Quarter

Concept Development – BDM110 – 3 credits

Digital Imaging – DM195 – 3 credits

Storyboarding – DM200 – 3 credits

Anatomy and Figure Drawing I – B128 – 3 credits

English II – G102 – 3 credits

 

 

Third Quarter

Digital Video Editing I – DM205 – 3 credits

Web Design I – DM120 – 3 credits

Intro to Flash – DM130 – 3 credits

History of Art I – G160 – 3 credits

Bible History: Old Testament – G163 – 3 credits

Anatomy & Figure Drawing II – B129 – 3 credits

Motion Graphics – DM210 – 3 credits

 

 

Fourth Quarter

Motion Graphics I – DM121 – 3 credits

Web Design II – DM125 – 3 credits

Photography I – B144 – 3 credits

Social Science I – G221 – 3 credits

History of Art II – G161 – 3 credits

Bible History: New Testament – G164 – 3 credits

 

 

Fifth Quarter

Digital Cinematography I – DM212 – 3 credits

Digital Video Editing II – DM211 – 3 credits

3D Computer Modeling – DM300 – 3 credits

3D Flash Animation – DM241 – 3 credits

Principles of Business – B211 – 3 credits

 

 

Sixth Quarter

Digital Cinematography II – DM216 – 3 credits

Motion Graphics II – DM221 – 3 credits

Social Science II – G222 – 3 credits

Business Law – B210 – 3 credits

 

 

Seventh Quarter

Sound Design – DM235 – 3 credits

Application Development – DM260 – 3 credits

Digital Distribution – DM270 – 3 credits

Economics – G260 – 3 credits

Entrepreneurship – B224 – 3 credits

 

 

Eighth Quarter

Digital Media Projects – DM250 – 3 credits

Digital Portfolio Preparation – DM255 – 3 credits


WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT VMCAD

DIGITAL MEDIA SUCCESS STORIES

“While entering my final quarter at Virginia Marti College I landed an internship at Hyland Software in Westlake….. Everything I have ever worked for, and everything VMCAD had supported me in was riding on me now. Those two years spent at Virginia Marti were a real eye opener into the world and the experience needed to succeed. Without attending Virginia Marti College I don’t think I would have developed both the mind set, and skill set that I have now.”

Brad Burke, 2010 Graphic and Video Designer, Hyland Software
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