2020-2021 College Catalog

Design and Media Production Technology Diploma

Program Description (Major Code: DEM2)

If you've ever dreamed of a career that utilizes and values your creative abilities, Atlanta Technical College's Design and Media

Production diploma program will change the way you think about work. Offering specializations in Video Production, Photography, Motion Graphics and Graphic Design, the program focuses on honing students' raw creative energy into marketable skill sets. We use a hands on approach to learning the tools of the trade and students will be able to jump right into classes in their field from the very first semester. Throughout the course of study, students will develop portfolio pieces that they will use to seek employment upon graduation. Graduates may potentially work at in-house corporate or government marketing departments, at advertising firms, as freelancers or even on film sets. Video Production trains students to be content creators in the age of digital filmmaking. In its first half, the program focuses on camera operation, lighting, the use of audio equipment, and basic editing. In the second half, once students have mastered the tools, the emphasis shifts to the art of storytelling in a moving visual medium. Graduates will able to produce films, music videos, web series, commercials, and any other type of video content.

Post-Production Technology prepares students for entry-level positions as video and film editors, motion graphics artists or visual effects artists. Students may also basic post-audio and color grading operations. Heavy emphasis will be placed on Adobe Premiere and After Effects, with more basic introductions to Pro Tools and Davinci Resolve. Students will work to develop a portfolio of finished film work, or material that integrates 2D and 3D design elements with live footage, audio, and visual effects. Graduates will be capable of handling the basics of the entire post-production process from start to finish.

Photography trains students to capture still images that may serve as commercial art. In addition to exhaustive training in camera operation, students will also focus on lighting, shooting in studio and directing models. The sequence of classes is designed to give students a taste of each major form of photography, including documentary, portraiture and shooting in controlled environments. Graduates will be capable of producing stunning photographs in a variety of scenarios.

Graphic Design prepares students for a rapidly growing industry fueled by increasing commercial activity in the digital space. Students will learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and will focus on a wide variety of design projects including logos, advertisements, web graphics, flyers, brochures, business cards, book covers, posters, and much more.

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Course Outline

Curriculum

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

Select one of the following

MATH 1011Business Math

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Select one of the following

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev

2

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

Occupational Courses (23 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

DMPT 1000Intro/Design&Media Production

6

DMPT 1005Vector Graphics

5

DMPT 1010Raster Imaging

5

DMPT 1055Intro to Media Technology

4

DMPT 2930Exit Review

4

Select one of the following Specializations (19 Credits)

Graphic Design and Prepress

DMPT 2100Identity Design

4

DMPT 2105Page Layout

4

DMPT 2120Prepress and Output

4

Program Specific Electives (7 Credits)

DMPT 2110Publication Design

4

DMPT 2115Advertising&Promotional Design

4

DMPT 1015Drawing

4

DMPT 2130Adv. Vector Graphics

4

Advisor Guided/Approved Electives 3-4 Hours (3 Credits)

Photography

DMPT 1020Introduction to Photography

4

DMPT 1025Production Photography

4

DMPT 2135Documentary Photography

4

Program Specific Electives (7 Credits)

DMPT 2125Adv. Raster Imaging

4

DMPT 2700Portraiture Photography

4

DMPT 2705Photograph II

4

Advisor Guided/Approved Electives 3-4 Hours (3 Credits)

Post Production Technology

DMPT 2600Basic Video Editing

4

DMPT 2605Intro Video Composting&Broadca

4

Program Specific Electives (11 Credits)

DMPT 1600Intro. Video Production

4

DMPT 2610VideoComposting&Broadcast Ani.

4

DMPT 2615Intermediate Video

4

DMPT 2630Post-Production Audio

4

DMPT 2640Color Grading

4

DMPT 2650Visual Effects

4

DMPT 2660Special Projects

4

Advisor Guided/Approved Electives 3-4 Hours (3 Credits)

Video/Film Production

DMPT 1600Intro. Video Production

4

DMPT 2600Basic Video Editing

4

DMPT 2800Intermediate Video Production

4

Program Specific Electives (7 Credits)

DMPT 2805Narrative Flimmaking

4

DMPT 2810Documentary Filmmaking

4

Advisor Guided/Approved Electives 3-4 Hours (3 Credits)

Total Credit Hours: 50

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 4 Credits

Estimated Program Cost: $6,568